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Wednesday
Jun132012

The Squirrels Are Taking Over

The Squirrels Are Taking Over
By Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Mar/2008
Performed by Urban Tapestry
Also see Debbie's Beware The Squirrel blog and her Squirrels Are Evil And Are Taking Over The World Facebook Page.

 

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When we moved in, we loved the neighbourhood
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We couldn't have asked for more
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Though I admit I kinda wondered 'bout the
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crucifix on each door.
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We planted roses, revamped the roof, the
F                     Am        G   F
future was looking bright, but then we
Am                     G
started hearing the strangest noises
F                       G
behind the walls at night...

 

CHORUS:
C                 Am
The squirrels are takin' over, they've
C                    Am
killed my plants and eaten Rover, my
F                                 F
postman used to think they were cute
             C 
but now he's gone (gone gone gone)
         G                    F                C
They're coming for me now, I think it won't be long.
    Am              G
One morning we saw Mrs. S.
      F                         Am G F
Our next door neighbour, she's sweet!
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We waved but I guess she didn't see us
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as she ran down the street.
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Suddenly we noticed something weird,
    F                          Am  G F
a seething mass of black and brown
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and then the Evil Squirrel Horde took
F                   G
Mrs. Scuridopolous down.

 

CHORUS:
C                 Am  
The squirrels are takin' over, they've
C                    Am
killed my plants and eaten Rover, my
F                                 F
neighbour used to think they were cute
               C 
but now she's gone (gone gone gone)
         G                    F                C
They're coming for me now, I think it won't be long.
 
    F              G
We boarded up the windows
    C              Am
put garlic on the door
    F            G
Yet every day we found more scratches
     F                     G
and peanut shells on the floor.
          F                     G
"This is stupid," my boyfriend said, "Squirrels are
C                       Am  
harmless and that's a fact!
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I'm going outside to check things out
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Stay here...I'LL BE RIGHT BACK."

 

CHORUS:
C                 Am
The squirrels are takin' over, they've
C                    Am
killed my plants and eaten Rover, my
F                                 F
boyfriend used to think they were cute
               C 
but now he's gone (gone gone gone)
         G                    F                C
They're coming for me now, I think it won't be long
         G                    F                
They're coming for me now -- (music stops abruptly)

 

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