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"You To Thank"

Ben Folds

http://www.benfolds.com

Songs For Silverman

Tabbed by Mark Spurlock

 

This song, naturally, is for piano. I've tabbed it out for guitar with the aim of making

it sound as correct as possible while still being technically feasible for a solo player

 

 

Intro:

 

These are just arpeggiated chords way up the fretboard.

 

Bb C F

e|-----------------------------------------------------------13-|

B|--------------------------------------------------------13----|

G|-----------------------------------------------------14-------|

D|12-------12----------14-------14---------15-------15----------|

A|------13----13-------------15----15------------13-------------|

E|---13----------13-------15----------15------13----------------|

 

 

Bb C F

e|-------------------------------------------13-|

B|-11-------11--------13-------13-----------13--|

G|-------10----10-----------12----12-------14---|

D|----12----------12-----14----------14---15----|

A|----------------------------------------------|

E|----------------------------------------------|

 

 

 

Verse:

 

Bb C F Bb C

By the time the buzz was wearing off

 

C7 F

We were standing out on the sidewalk

 

Bb C

With our tattoos that looked like rings

 

 

 

Bb C Bb

In the hot Nevada sun

 

 

Verse 2

 

Gifts piled high and our moms and dads shook hands

And our party of polaroid friends

Rented a pool and hired a band

 

 

Bridge

Bb F

Maybe they knew more than we knew

 

A Dm Bb Bbm

Cause they danced and drank while we jumped off the deep end

 

 

Chorus:

 

In order to have the root notes make any melodic sense, play at least the first two

chords from each line only on the high 4 strings (D G B e). If this part is too complex,

you can simplify it by ignoring the altered root notes and just playing standard chords

 

F F/A Bb F

Oh I've got you

 

C/E C/Bb A A

To thank

 

F F/A Bb F

For this

 

C/E C/D A A

 

 

 

Christmas came around

Yeah and everything was going to crap

For moms and dads, not a clue to be had

Yeah we put on a pretty good act

 

 

And they seemed to all need to believe it

So we danced and drank and paddled hard Beneath it

 

 

 

Oh I've got you

To thank

For this

 

 

Bb C Bb C Bb C A Bb

You can't say you've ne-ver had a doubt

 

C Bb C Bb C A F

and smoked it down but really wanted out

 

 

Play chorus sans lyrics.

 

Then there's a solo. I found one transcription that claims its F Bb C A played 4 times.

This sounds wrong to me, but whatever. If anyone feels inspired to figure out something

here, more power to you. I'm moving on.

 

 

By the time the buzz was wearing off

We were standing out on the sidewalk

With our tattoos that looked like rings

In the hot Nevada sun

 

Bb C F

And they won't fade

 

Chorus

 

There you go. Comments and corrections to oneequalszero@yahoo.com

 

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