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Ben Folds Five

Best Imitation



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From: "Paul J. Hyun"

Subject: "best imitation of myself" by Ben Folds Five


"Best Imitation of Myself"

by Ben Folds Five (music and lyrics by Ben Folds

from the album _Ben_Folds_Five_


Transcribed by Paul Hyun (Racer.X@MDN.Net)

***If you use this version, please e-mail me. It's nice to be

appreciated! :)


This song is originally for piano, bass, and drums but I

figured it out for guitar... It was actually really easy.

I'm not sure what the names for some of the chords are so

check the chord charts at the bottom for some of the weird

chord symbols that I used are (the ones with ^'s...). Any

corrections on lyrics or chords are welcome!!!


C C^

I feel like a quote out of context,

Am F G Am D^

Withholding the rest so I can be for you what you wanna see. =20

C C^ Am

I got the gestures, sounds, got the timing down

F G Am D^

It=92s uncanny yeah you=92d think it was me. Do you think I should

G G^ Am G D

Take a class to lose my southern accent?


Did I make me up or make the face that is stuck


I=92ll do the best imitation of myself.


C C^ Am

The problem was your speech you gave me was fine

F G Am D^

Like the theories about my little stage.

C C^ Am

And I sorta was listening till I started drifting

F G Am D^

'Round the part about me acting my age. Now if it=92s

G G^ Am G D

All the same... I=92ve people to entertain.


I=92ll juggle one-handed, do some magic tricks and


Do the best imitation of myself.


G^ Am

Maybe I=92m thinking myself in a hole...

G^ Am


F Am

Who I am when I oughta know

F Am G^

Straighten up now time to go fool somebody else...

Am G D G G^

Fool somebody else. Last night I was

C C^ Am

East wind of them... a voice within...

F G Am D^

Trying to be for you what you wanna see.

C C^ Am

But I can=92t help it if you, you wanna pack on through

F G Am D^

Don=92t want you hanging out with no-one but me. Now that it=92s=20

G G^ Am G D

All... all the same... it comes from a sacred place.


Yeah if my mind=92s somewhere else


You=92ll won=92t be able to tell

F G C=20

I do the best imitation of myself



Yes it=92s uncanny you=92ll see -=20


You=92d really think it was me.

F G Am D^

I do the best imitation of myself...


I do the best imitation of myself.





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|_*_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| 5th Fret> *_-_-_-_*_* |_*_*_|_|_|

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____G____ ____D^___ ____G^___ ____D____

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|_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_*_|_| 4th Fret> *_-_-_-_*_* *_|_|_*_|_*

*_-_-_-_*_* |_|_|_|_*_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_*_|

|_|_|_*_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_*_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_|

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x x o o





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