Dar Williams Guitar Chords & Tablature: "The Babysitter's Here"

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THE BABYSITTER'S HERE (Dar Williams)
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[All F chords are actually F(9): xx3011.]

C   Em   F(9)   G7
[intro]

  C                         G                      C     G
Tonight was just great, she taught us the sign for peace
          C                           G                               Am       Em
Now she's made us some popcorn, we've turned out the lights and we're watching movies
  F                        G7                     Dm                          G7
I don't understand and she tries to explain how a spaceship is riding through somebody's brain
            C          Em        F    G7
And there's blood and guts and...

C                         Em                  F                          G7
  She's the best one that we've ever had, she sits on her hair and she's tall as my dad
        Dm                        G7
And she tie-dyed my shirt and she pierced her own ear
         Am          Em               F - G       C    Em   F   G7
And it's peace, man, cool, yeah, the babysitter's here

Her boyfriend is Tom but we call him The King of Romance
He wears an American flag on the butt of his ripped up pants, and
Will they get married with kids of their own?
He says, not if she's going to college we won't
And he kisses her, oh... (someday I'll have a boyfriend just like that)

She's the best one that we've ever had, she sits on her hair and she's tall as my dad
And she got mad at dinner when Tom drank a beer
    Am          Em              F - G       C    C
But peace, man, cool, hey, the babysitter's here

       F                      G                            Am         Em
And we all went to see her go dance at the high school, we made her a big card
        F                         G                   Am      Em
And she told us that she'd be the unicorn wearing the pink leotard, and
F                        G                          Dm                    G7
There she was leaping up just like she said, with a sparkling horn coming out of her head
         C        Em      F                            G7
And she's oh, oh, oh, oh    (Icantwaittogiveherthecard, Icantwaittogiveherthecard!)
C                      Em   F   G7
  She's the best one...

         Dm        G7                                 Am                          Em
[spoken:]  Okay, so the play was called "The Unicorn," and she was the unicorn, so
                       F   G7            C   Em   F   G7
that means the star was    my babysitter!

But it's Saturday night, I can't sleep, and we're watching the news
She says do me a favor, don't go with a guy who would make you choose, and 
I don't understand and she tries to explain
And all that mascara runs down in her pain, 'cause she's leaving me, oh...

You're the best one that we've ever had
You sit on your hair and you're tall as my dad
And I'll make you a picture for college next year
   Am                Em                       D - G        Am
So hush now [pause]  peace, man, [pause]  the babysitter's here
      F  -  G7        C    Em   F   G7    C   C.
The best babysitter's here



- transcribed by Adam Schneider, http://adamschneider.net/

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