They Might Be Giants – Older

older they might be giants ukulele

This is one of those rare occasions when you can use a guitar pick without me telling you off. There are many notes doubled up in this riff. One option is to make ‘running man’ shapes with your index and middle fingers. However, if you want to keep the muted the strings (by resting the edge of your picking hand lightly on the strings just above the bridge) your only option is to use a pick.

If you decide against the pick, you might prefer to play it this way:

they might be giants older riff tab

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  1. amber October 13th, 2007 8:11 am

    This song creeps me out more than your Halloween songs. It’s the lyrics, I think. I love it.

  2. Woodshed October 13th, 2007 10:24 pm

    Glad you like it, amber. Maybe I should include it as part of the Halloween series.

  3. Mike October 13th, 2007 11:37 pm

    If one was playing this in an ensemble, you could have some folks picking out the melody, and others coming in with chords; here are the chords from the TMBG wiki. Note that even playing a two-bar fingerpicking pattern with the chord shapes alone makes a pretty good solo version. (sorry the formatting’s not monospaced)

    Dm
    You’re older than you’ve ever been
    Gm
    And now you’re even older
    Dm
    And now you’re even older
    A7
    And now you’re even older
    Dm
    You’re older than you’ve ever been
    Gm
    And now you’re even older
    Dm A7 Dm
    And now you’re older still

    Gm Dm
    Time is marching on
    Gm A7
    And time is still marching on

  4. Woodshed October 14th, 2007 11:59 am

    Thanks for that, Mike.

  5. charles August 4th, 2008 10:50 am

    i still dont now how to do picking songs

  6. Helpful advisor April 29th, 2011 2:00 am

    Charles:

    What do you mean?

  7. Woodshed April 30th, 2011 9:23 am

    Helpful advisor: Yes, I think that’s too large an issue to cover in comments.

  8. Doug January 22nd, 2012 4:20 pm

    Thankyou! love this song!

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