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Skipper Dan by “Weird Al” Yankovic
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    EbAbDbGbBbEb
     
    Intro Riff/Verse
    NOTE: The last note isn't played the same as the electric guitar does it in the song,
    however it makes it easier to play by yourself on an acoustic guitar.
    I stared in every high school play
    Blew every drama teacher away
    Graduated first in my class at Juilliard
    Took every acting workshop I could
    And I dreamed of Hollywood
    While I read my Uda Hagen
    And studied the Bard
    TRANSITION
    Ab|---/4-2---2-0-0-4-4-2~--|
    That's not the way that it's all worked out
    C#mBAE
    I'm a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride 
    AEB
    Skipper Dan is the name 
    C#mBAEAEB
    And I'm doing 34 shows every day, and every time it's the same 
    C#mBAE
    Look at those hippos, they're wiggling their ears 
    AB
    Just like they've done for the last 50 years 
    C#mBAE
    Now I'm laughing at my own jokes, but I'm crying inside 
    A B BACK TO INTRO/VERSE RIFF
    'Cause I'm working on the Jungle Cruise ride
    (Con't Riff throughout)
    Oh the critics they used to say, I was the new Olivier
    Thought I'd be the toast of Sundance, or maybe Cannes
    EAE5
    Ah, but don't bother trying to IMDB me, 
    EAE5
    The only place you might possibly see me, 
    EAE
    Is riding my little boat around Adventureland, 
    A
    It ain't exactly what I planned but 
    C#mBAE
    I'm a tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride 
    AEB
    Skipper Dan is the name 
    C#mBAEAEB
    And I'm doing 34 shows every day, and every time it's the same 
    C#mBAE
    I would've killed if I'd been in Speed-the-Plow 
    AB
    But what's the difference that's all behind me now 
    C#mBAE
    'Cause I'm paying the rent and I'm swallowing my pride 
    ABE
    And I'm working on the Jungle Cruise ride 
    G
    (KEY CHANGE TO ) 
    GADBm
    I should be there on Broadway, knocking 'em dead in 12 Angry Men 
    GA
    But instead I'm here telling these lame jokes 
    (BACK TO KEY OF E)
    B
    Again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again, and again! 
    REPEAT CHORUS CHORDS FROM EARLIER OVER THE JUNGLE JOKES
    \{Bengal tigers can jump over 20 feet...
    That's an African Bull-Elephant...
    There it is the backside of water! What have I done with my life?\}
    LAST CHORUS W/ CHANGE
    C#mBAE
    I should've listened when my Grandfather said 
    AB
    Why don't you major in business instead? 
    C#mBAE
    Now my hopes are vanished and my dreams have all died 
    A B <----Chord change in this part of Chorus
    And I'll probably work forever as a
    C#mBAE
    Tour guide on the Jungle Cruise ride 
    AEB
    Skipper Dan is the name 
    C#mBAEAB
    And I'm doing 34 shows every day, and every time it's the same 
    C#mBAE
    Look at those hippos, they're wiggling their ears 
    AB
    Somebody shoot me 'cause I'm bored to tears! 
    C#mBAE
    Always said I'd be famous, I guess that I lied 
    ABC#m
    'Cause I'm working on the Jungle Cruise ride 
    ABE
    I'm still working on the Jungle Cruise ride!