Trogdor (song)

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This article is about the song. For the character, see Trogdor.
Burninating the countryside


[edit] Detailed Information

Album: Strong Bad Sings and Other Type Hits
Track: 1
Time: 1 minute 39 seconds
Artist(s): Strong Bad
Written by: Mike and Matt Chapman
Style: Power metal
Origin: Extended and rerecorded version of the song from Strong Bad Email #58 dragon. Also appears on the DVD in karaoke form.
Tablature: Trogdor Tablature

[edit] Lyrics

Trogdor was a man!
I mean, he was a dragon-man,
Or maybe he was just a dragon...
But he was still TROGDOR!

Burninating the countryside,
Burninating the peasants,
Burninating all the peoples,
And their thatched-roof COTTAGES!

{guitar solo starts up}

Whoa! Listen to those wicked dueling guitar solos! It's like Squeedly vs. Meedly over here. Go squeedly! Go squeedly! SQUEEDLY WINS!

When all the land is in ruin,
And burnination has forsaken the countryside,
Only one guy will remain,
My money's on...


And the Trogdor comes in the NIIIIIGHT!

[edit] Fun Facts

Trogdor in Guitar Hero II
In-Game Screenshot of Trogdor from Guitar Hero II, crediting the song to Strong Bad

[edit] Remarks

  • The song is partially in an unusual time signature, 9/4 time. This could also be interpreted as one measure of 4/4 time followed by one measure of 5/4 time. Additionally, there is a single 3/4 interruption immediately before Strong Bad begins screaming "thatched-roof cottages".
  • The rerecorded album and Guitar Hero II version have heavier guitars and a different vocal track.
  • The dueling guitar solos are performed by J. Christopher Arrison and Matt Sonnicksen, as discussed on The Brothers Chaps' Late Nite JengaJam appearance.

[edit] Inside References

  • The "meedly" in the wicked dueling guitar solos is a reference to Strong Bad Email #36 guitar.
Sheet music

[edit] Fast Forward

  • The Brothers Chaps use this remixed version (without the additional lyrics) in Happy Trogday.
  • The song is an unlockable bonus track in the game Guitar Hero II for PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 (see the screenshot at the right and the demonstration video on YouTube). It has become popular to use this song to compare players' scores against one another's. It also has the distinction of being the only on-disc song in the NTSC version for the entire Guitar Hero series that has not had every note hit in a single run or had any extra notes added, as the notes per second in the strumming during the solo exceeds the engine's strum limit.
    • The loading screen reads, "For squeedlies, mash on the trembolo. For meedlies, tune up on your chord surpassers. Oh, and I'm awesome."
  • The song has a jazz rendition that can be heard randomly while playing Poker Night at the Inventory.
  • The song appears on day 23 of the Decemberweenvent Calendar and in the Burninate the Barnyard game. In both places, the highest note in the bass line (the riff in the first four and last four measures) should be B-flat instead of A. In a tweet, Strong Bad blamed the goof on "those hacks at Cheap As Free Music". He went on to comment that "at least they botched the song to a lesser degree than they botched the drawing of Trogdor".

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