The irony engine
(on I like walt compilation 7";
covered by The Mountain Goats on a WFMU acoustic session)

Tune down one half-tone (EbAbDbGbBbEb)

Define riff:
 D           Em7 A
-2--2--3-2-0--0--0--
-3--3--3-3-3--3--2--
-2--2--2-2-2--0--2--
-0--0--0-0-0--2--2--
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"it's showtime,folks"

    D              Em7    A       D             Em7   A
you kept a death grip on the armrest
you slept as i slowed through bumps and dips
you lept at the chance to act alarmist
you swept past my face like an eclipse

        F#m                G                               Dsus2  Cadd9
you can act like i'm your chum and i can treat you like my little sister
           F#m                      G                               Dsus2 Cadd9
but if you cover the sun with your thumb you should expect to get a fever blister
           F#m                  Bm                     D D/C#   C   C/B
and if the sky is filled with a sickening hum don't be upset or overcome
      Em                   G                 D               Em7 A
don't worry it's just the irony engine working

    D             Em7    A        D                   Em7 A
you rose like a crane to the occasion
you froze at the very implication
    D             Em7    A          Bm        F#m
you chose to divert the whole invasion
   Em                         D
by winking and shrugging and smurking and giving me 
      F#m            G                               Dsus2 Cadd9
an awkward seatbelt hug before you vanished in the chilly autumn
      F#m             G                                 Dsus2   Cadd9
i coud hear the motor chug something tearing loose and striking bottom
           F#m                   Bm                     D     D/C#        C    C/B
but if you can't quite see how a three point plug could superbeam on the lunar tug
      Em                   G                D           Cadd9    
don't worry it's just the irony engine working
      Em                   G                 D               Em7 A
don't worry it's just the irony engine working

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