Ondine (They Might Be Giants cover)

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I just keep'em comin' atcha! This is a cover of "Ondine" from They Might Be Giants "Back to Skull" EP. I had this in my head and I had the idea of "Maybe I should be recording just my vocal track first when I record so I can capture all the funk I was envisioning without instrumental or click track limitations!" Not a bad idea, actually!

I could have recorded over the original vocal track of course, and probably should have since I did it a capella, no pitch or tempo reference, but actually it's not half bad! Maybe one third bad?

Want to play along? Here is my transcription of the chords and lyrics to Ondine:

Ondine

 

[notes]    G Eb C            G Eb C

Ondine             you won

[tacet Cm]

All she left behind was an unloaded gun

        Eb

And my face is blushing

Cm

  From all the things she’s done

Eb

  You couldn’t miss that girl

F

  Cuz here she comes

 

[notes]    G Eb C            G Eb C

Ondine             back up

[tacet Cm]

Run over my body with your pickup truck

    Eb

And finish what you started

Cm

  Because I’m done

Eb

  I’d search the whole world over

F

  To find these words

        Cm    G        Bb        Cm

She said I had the strangest dream

Eb    F            Cm        G

  I dreamed I killed you again

Cm        G        Bb        Cm

  Don’t make me kill you again

    Eb        F        G

Cuz I could never kill you again

 

[notes]    G Eb C            G Eb C

Ondine             was here

[tacet Cm]

You couldn’t even take away a souvenir

        Eb

Of what’s left of that sinner

Cm

    She used to call me that

Eb                            

  I’d search the whole world over

F

To find these words

 

        Cm    G        Bb        Cm

She said I had the strangest dream

Eb    F            Cm        G

  I dreamed I killed you again

Cm        G        Bb        Cm

  Don’t make me kill you again

    Eb        F        G

Cuz I could never kill you again

 

C    G        Bb            Cm

  I had the strangest dream

Eb    F            Cm        G

  I dreamed I killed you again

Cm        G        Bb        Cm

  Don’t make me kill you again

    Eb        F        G

Cuz I could never kill you again