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Effervescing Elephant  Syd Barrett

Standard tuning

Notes: These are the intros of the two versions of the song
I've heard. Use either. This is a very fun and easy song.

Effervescing Elephant
Intro 1: A (hold for one measure)
End intro 1
Intro 2:
 D|-----5--5--5--7-5-4-5---7--7--7------| End intro 2

An [A]Effervescing Elephant with tiny eyes and great big trunk
once [D]whispered to the tiny ear the ear of one inferior
that [A]by next June he'd die, oh yeah!
because the tiger would [E7]roam.
The little one said: "Oh my goodness I must stay at home!
and [A]every time I hear a growl I'll know the tiger's on the prowl
and [D]I'll be really safe, you know the elephant he told me so."
[A]Everyone was nervy, oh yeah!
and the message was [E7]spread
to zebra, mongoose, and the dirty hippopotamus
who [A]wallowed in the mud and chewed his spicy hippo-plankton food
and [D]tended to ignore the word preferring to survey a herd
of [A]stupid water bison, oh [E7]yeah! And all the jungle took fright,
and ran around for all the day and the night
but all in vain, [A]because, you see, the tiger came and said: "Who me?!
You know, I [D]wouldn't hurt not one of you. I'd much prefer something to chew
and [A]you're all too scant." oh [E7]yeah!
He ate the Ele[A]phant

Tabbed by: Shaun Molthop

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