Alex Raichev

Neutral Milk Hotel Songs

The first things i learned to play on guitar were the simple, wonderfully strange songs of Neutral Milk Hotel. Below are lyrics and chords for the albums On Avery Island and In the Aeroplane over the Sea which i transcribed from close listening. Feel free to email me with any comments or corrections.

Update 2015-02-22: I found a more comprehensive list of NMH lyrics and chords at

On Avery Island

26 March 1996 Merge Records MRG103LP / MRG103CD (USA)

  1. Song Against Sex
  2. You've Passed
  3. Someone Is Waiting
  4. A Baby for Pree
  5. Marching Theme
  6. Where You'll Find Me Now
  7. April 1st
  8. Gardenhead / Leave Me Alone
  9. Three Peaches
  10. Naomi
  11. April 8th
  12. Pree-Sisters Swallowing a Donkey's Eye

In the Aeroplane over the Sea

10 February 1998, Merge Records MRG136LP / MRG136CD (USA)

  1. The King of Carrot Flowers, Part One
  2. The King of Carrot Flowers, Parts Two and Three
  3. In the Aeroplane over the Sea
  4. Two-Headed Boy
  5. The Fool
  6. Holland, 1945
  7. Communist Daughter
  8. Oh Comely
  9. Ghost
  10. [instrumental] (just the chords E and B)
  11. Two-Headed Boy, Part Two

Other Songs

  1. A Baby for Pree / Glow into You
  2. I Will Bury You in Time
  3. I Love How You Love Me
  4. Engine
  5. Oh Sister
  6. Little Birds

Also, here are some handy guitar charts i compiled and use for reference.

Author: Alex Raichev
Date: 2012-04-23