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"Uncle Walter" by Ben Folds Five

tabbed by Meakim

(mustarang@aol.com)

 

The tab that was up here for "Uncle Walter" was decent, but the song is

actually a lot easier than that (and they left out the solo). And turn your

distortion on... this one's a lot of fun.

 

 

BASS LEAD

G|----11-9-----------9-7-----------7--------------------|

D|-7-------11-9-7-5------9-7----------------------5-6-7-|

A|---------------------------10-9----7-7--5-7-8-9-------|

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

 

VERSE (w/ variations)

G|--------------------------------------------|

D|-----7-------------5---4--------------5-6-7-|

A|------------------------------5-7-8-9-------|

E|-5-5---5-5-5-4-3-3---2---0-0----------------|

 

PRECHORUS (w/ variations)

G|-------------------------------------------|

D|---5-6-7-------5-6-7---------7-9-7---------|

A|-7-------5-6-7-------5-6-7-5-------9-7-5-5-|

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

 

CHORUS pt. 1 ("your Uncle Walter's goin' on and on...")

G|----------------|

D|---------5-6-7--|

A|-5-7-8-9--------|

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

 

CHORUS pt. 2 ("how could you leave me here so long with Uncle Walter?")

G|-----------------------|

D|-----------------------|

A|-7-7--8-9-10-10-10\----|

E|--------------------5--|

 

BRIDGE (clean)

G|--------------------------------7-9-11---------------

D|-7-----7-7-----7-5-----5-5---/9--------11-11---------

A|---7-7-----7-7-----5-5-----5-----------------9-9-----

E|-------------------------------------------------9-9-

 

G|---------------------------------------|

D|---------------------------------------|

A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\----------------------|

E|------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-|

 

After the third chorus, there's a piano-drum break, then the bass volumes in

with a D harmonic (5th fret on A), and then the bass solo...

 

BASS SOLO

G|-/14-11-9---------12-12-11-9-----0-19-17-17-19-17-19-21-19-17--19-19-17-19-17-19-17--

D|----------11-9---------------9-7-----------------------------------------------------

A|---------------11--------------------------------------------------------------------

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

 

G|-14-11-9---------12-12-11-9-----0----14-16-14----------14----14-14--

D|---------11-9---------------9-7---16----------16-14-16----16--------

A|--------------11----------------------------------------------------

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

 

(very fast)

G|-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-14--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-

D|--------------------------------------------------------

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

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

 

(move up this scale as fast as possible)

G|-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-

D|-------------------------

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

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

 

(very fast again)

G|-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-14--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-

D|--------------------------------------------------------

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

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

 

G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12--14-12-11--------|

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

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

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

 

 

OUTRO

G|-----------------------------------------------------------|

D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-------------5-6-7-|

A|-----------------------------------------7-7-5-7-8-9-------|

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

 

ENDING (listen for timing)

G|------------------------------|

D|------------------------------|

A|-----------------------5---5\-|

E|-3---2----0-0-5----5-7--------|

 

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