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"Kate" by Ben Folds Five

 

Tabbed by Paul Fivey with a little help from

a very mixed up tab which appears on a BF5 fan site.

 

Comments to: p.fivey@dundee.ac.uk

 

Verse:

 

G-----------------------------------

D---------------3--------------3----

A----------3--5------------3--5-----

E--1---4-5---------1---4-5----------

(Three times @ first verse)

 

 

G-----------------------------------

D-----------------------------------

A----------5--7-8----------5--7-8---

E--3---5-6---------3---5-6----------

 

G-----------------------------------

D----------3--5-7----------3--5-7---

A------3-5-------------3-5----------

E--6---------------6----------------

 

G-----------------------------------

D---------------3--------------3----

A----------3--5------------3--5-----

E--1---4-5---------1---4-5----------

 

Chorus:

 

G----------------------------------------------

D--------7----7---------6----6----------------- *** See note

A----------------------------------------------

E---5-5----5----5--4-4----4----4--3-----3---3--

 

G-----------------------------

D-----------------------------

A-----------------------------

E--X--3--5--6----8-----8-8-8-8

 

 

 

 

 

G-----------------------------------

D---------------3--------------3----

A----------3--5------------3--5-----

E--1---4-5---------1---4-5----------

 

Then after a while there's a bridge, where the lyrics go:

"Down by the...."

 

G----------------------------------------------------------------

D--------10----10----------8---8--------8----8---------6----6----

A----------------------------------------------------------------

E---8-8-----8------8--6-6----6---6-6-6----6----6--4-4----4----4--

 

G------------------------10---10------------------------

D--------6----6-----/8-8----8---------5---5-------------

A-------------------------------------------------------

E---4-4----4----4-4--------------3-3----3---3-3--1------

 

G-----------------------

D------------------8----

A--8-------8------------

E-----------------------

 

BASS SOLO:

 

G----------------------------------------------

D----------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------------

E---1-1-/13-13-13-13-13-----1-1-/13-13-13-13-13

 

G----------------------------------------------

D----------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------------

E---3-3-/13-13-13-13-13-----3-3-/13-13-13-13-13

 

G----------------------------------------------

D----------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------------

E---6-6-/13-13-13-13-13-----6-6-/13-13-13-13-13

 

G----------------------------------------------------

D----------------------------------------------------

A----------------------------------------------------

E---1-1-/13---13-13-13--13-13-13--13-13-13--13-13-13-

 

 

 

G---------------------

D---------------------

A---------------------

E-13-13-13--13-13-13--

 

Play this solo through twice then go to the bridge

which this time round contains a cool little fill.

 

At the point of the three stars *** play:

 

G------------------

D--5-5-5----5-5-5--

A------------------

E------------------

 

This is played after the two low G notes in the gap

you'd normally leave.

 

The last chorus does the whole "I wanna be" part

then goes to the "Kate" parts normally but then things

start to vary. So, on the first "Kate"

break off from the normal chorus and play what's below

then end.

 

G-----------------------------------

D---------------3--------------3----

A----------3--5------------3--5-----

E--1---4-5---------1---4-5----------

 

G-----------------------------------

D---------------3----------3--5-6---

A----------3--5--------3-4----------

E--1---4-5---------6---------------- This section

is played twice, then

 

G------------------

D---------3--5-6---

A-----3-4----------

E-6---------------- This line is played three times

then the song ends.

 

Whew! That's a big tab, but certainly better than any

I've found on the net so far. If you have a BF5 site

feel free to steal it, I don't care.

 

The only tricky bit of this song is the transition

from the chorus to the verse, but if you listen to

the song and try to imagine playing the line, it

helps (try hurrying the first two notes of the walk

that follows if that helps.)

 

As usual, any questions, problems or anything,

just email me.

 

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