Trogdor (song)

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For the character, see Trogdor. For other uses, see Trogdor (disambiguation).
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

Playing "Trogdor" in GH2. The song is credited to Strong Bad.
"Trogdor" listing in the Guitar Hero II store.

[edit] Remarks

  • The song is partially in an unusual time signature, 9/4 time.
    • Additionally, there is a single 3/4 interruption immediately before Strong Bad begins screaming "thatched-roof cottages".
  • The extended version is wholly rerecorded, with a new vocal track, heavier guitars, and an added bridge.

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[edit] Inside References

[edit] Fast Forward

Sheet music
  • Happy Trogday features the rerecorded version (albeit sans solos and bridge).
  • The song is featured as an unlockable bonus track in the game Guitar Hero II. The song is notable for its difficulty: the notes per second during the solo exceeds the engine's strum limit (in the NTSC version).
    • The loading screen reads, "For squeedlies, mash on the trembolo. For meedlies, tune up on your chord surpassers. Oh, and I'm awesome."
  • Poker Night at the Inventory includes a jazz rendition of the song as one of the several background music tracks.
  • Sheet music for the song appeared on day 23 of the Decemberweenvent Calendar.
    • The time signature is standardized to 4/4.
    • 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".
    • Burninate the Barnyard, accessible from the calendar entry, repeated the musical error.

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