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The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota by “Weird Al” Yankovic

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    This is a very lengthy song but its much easier to play on guitar than most of his other songs.
    It might be easier for some beginners to drop the guitar down half a step and play it in E major.
    Standard tuning EADGBe
    1:
    Eb
    Well, I had two weeks of vacation time coming 
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    After working all year down at 'Big Roy's Heating And Plumbing' 
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    So one night when my family and I were gathered 'round the dinner table 
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    I said, "Kids, if you could go anywhere in this great big world now 
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    Where'd you like to go ta?" 
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    They said, "Dad, we wanna see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota" 
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    They picked the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
    2:
    Eb
    So the very next day we loaded up the car 
    Ab
    With potato skins and pickled wieners 
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    Crossword puzzles, Spider-Man comics 
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    And mama's home made rhubarb pie 
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    Pulled out of the driveway and the neighbors 
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    They all waved good-bye and so began our three day journey 
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    We picked up a guy holding a sign that said, "Twine ball or bust" 
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    He smelled real bad and he said his name was Bernie 
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    I put in a Slim Whitman tape, my wife put on a brand new hair net 
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    Kids were in the back seat jumping up and down 
    Yelling, "Are we there yet?"
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    And all of us were joined together in one common thought 
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    As we rolled down the long and winding interstate in our '53 DeSoto 
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    We're gonna see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
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    We're headin' for the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
    3:
    Eb
    Oh, we couldn't wait to get there 
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    So we drove straight through for three whole days and nights 
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    Of course, we stopped for more pickled wieners now and then 
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    The scenery was just so pretty, boy I wish the kids could've seen it 
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    But you can't see out of the side of the car 
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    Because the windows are completely covered 
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    With the decals from all the places where we've already been 
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    Like Elvis-O-Rama, the Tupperware Museum 
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    The Boll Weevil Monument and Cranberry World 
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    The Shuffleboard Hall Of Fame, Poodle Dog Rock 
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    And The Mecca of Albino Squirrels 
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    We've been to ghost towns, theme parks, wax museums 
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    And the place where you can drive through the middle of a tree 
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    We've seen alligator farms and tarantula ranches 
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    But there's still one thing we gotta see 
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    Eb
    Well, we crossed the state line about 6:39 
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    And we saw the sign that said, "Twine Ball exit, fifty miles" 
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    Oh, the kids were so happy they started singing 
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    "99 Bottles Of Beer On The Wall" for the twenty-seventh time that day 
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    So, we pulled off the road at the last chance gas station 
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    Got a few more pickled wieners and a diet chocolate soda 
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    On our way to see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
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    We're gonna see the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
    5:
    Eb
    Finally, at 7:37 early Wednesday evening 
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    As the sun was setting in the Minnesota sky 
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    Out in the distance, on the horizon 
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    It appeared to me like a vision before my unbelieving eyes 
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    I parked the car and walked with awe-filled reverence 
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    Toward that glorious, huge, majestic sphere 
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    I was just so overwhelmed by its sheer intensity 
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    .......I had to pop myself a beer 
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    Yes, on these hallowed grounds, open ten to eight on weekdays 
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    In a little shrine under a makeshift pagoda 
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    There sits the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
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    I tell you, it's the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
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    Oh, what on earth would make a man decide to do that kind of thing? 
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    Oh, windin' up twenty-one thousand, one hundred forty pounds of string 
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    What was he trying to prove? Who was he trying to impress? 
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    Why did he build it? How did he do it? It's anybody's guess 
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    Where did he get the twine? What was goin' through his mind? 
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    Did it just seem like a good idea at the time? 
    6:
    Eb
    Well, we walked up beside it and I warned the kids 
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    "Now, you better not touch it, those ropes are there for a reason" 
    Eb
    I said, "Maybe if you're good, I'll tie it to the back of our car 
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    And we can take it home", but I was only teasin' 
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    Then we went to the gift shop and stood in line 
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    Bought a souvenir miniature ball of twine 
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    Some window decals and anything else they'd sell us 
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    And I bought a couple postcards 
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    "Greetings from the twine ball, wish you were here" 
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    Won't the folks back home be jealous? 
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    I gave our camera to Bernie and we stood by the ball 
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    And we all gathered 'round and said, "Cheese" 
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    Then Bernie ran away with my brand new Instamatic 
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    But at least we got our memories 
    7:
    Eb
    So we all just stared at the ball for a while 
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    And my eyes got moist but I said with a smile 
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    "Kids, this here's what America's all about" 
    Eb
    Then I started feelin' kinda gooey inside 
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    And I fell on my knees and I cried and cried 
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    And that's when those security guards threw us out 
    Ab
    You know, I bet if we unraveled that sucker 
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    It'd roll all the way down to Fargo, North Dakota 
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    'Cause it's the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
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    I'm talkin' 'bout the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
    8:
    Eb
    Well, we stayed that night at the Twine Ball Inn 
    Ab
    In the morning we were on our way home again 
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    But we really didn't want to leave, that was perfectly clear 
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    I said, "Folks, I can tell you're all sad to go" 
    Ab
    Then I winked my eye and I said 
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    "You know, I got a funny kind of feelin' 
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    We'll be comin' back again next year" 
    Ab
    'Cause I've been all around this great big world 
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    And I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather go ta 
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    Than the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
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    I said the biggest ball of twine in Minnesota 
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    Minnesota, Minnesota, Minnesota!