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"Doctor Worm"
Single by They Might Be Giants
from the album Severe Tire Damage
Released 1998
Format CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Alternative rock
Length 3:01
Label Restless Records
Writer(s) They Might Be Giants
Producer Pat Dillett, Tom Durack, They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants singles chronology
"Doctor Worm"
"Boss of Me"

"Doctor Worm" is a song by They Might Be Giants. The lyrics describe a worm learning to play the drums. He invents a stage name for himself ("Doctor Worm") though he claims in the song's lyrics that while he isn't a real doctor, he is an actual worm, who says he has a friend who plays the bass known as "Rabbi Vole". It first appeared on the primarily live album Severe Tire Damage, being one of only three studio-recorded songs on the album. It was also released as a single and featured in a music video directed by band member John Flansburgh.

The song has been covered by The Deli Dude's Band on their album Cats Hey!, and by New York Anti-folk Musician Jason Trachtenburg. Additionally an a cappella rendition was recorded by the Boston University Dear Abbeys on their album "Sincerely, Lost in Boston".

This song was also featured in an episode of KaBlam!.

The song placed as #13 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 1998 and appears on the compilation CD.

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