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artist: Ben Folds Five

song: Tom & Mary

album: Naked Baby Photos

trasc.: Brent Ritchey (mxpx281@hotmail.com)

 

INTRO

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

 

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E7 A/G# A

 

VERSE 1

E7b13 A7

For the benefit of Tom and Mary

E A7

Before our guests arrive,

E A7

If they haven't found out already,

F# A/B

It's gonna blow all their minds.

E E7 A7

Will they find the strength to find the

E E/F# G G#

Will to tes - tify,

A7 C7

That for the benefit of Tom and Mary

D7 D7/E

There's something we can't hide anymore?

 

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

 

VERSE 2

E7 Aadd11

Everybody here knows the story,

E7 Aadd11

Some have fabricated extra parts.

E7 Aadd11

See the sisters shouting whispers,

F#7 A/B

Feeding hot air to the sparks.

Put a damper on the party,

E E/F# G G#13

you will lighten up this room.

For the benefit of Tom and Mary,

They've got to see the truth today.

 

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E E/F# E/G E/G#

 

BRIDGE

A7 C7

Ms. Southern's son says here they come

E7 G#7

And all the chatter and the smiles, they come undone

A7 D/A A7 C7

And you could here a pin drop on the carpet floor

F# F#/G# F#/A F#/Bb F#/B F#/C# F#/D F#/Eb

Everyone's pretending not to hear them knocking at the door

 

E9sus4 E6add9 E9sus4 E6add9

E9sus4/(pound) E9sus4 E9sus4/(pound) E6add9

E9sus4/(pound) E9sus4 Esus2

 

VERSE 3

For the benefit of Tom and Mary

Before our guests arrive

If they haven't found out already

It's gonna blow all of their minds

Haven't found out already,

And yet the seams all seem to show

That for the benefit of Tom and Mary

A7 C7

For the benefit of Tom and Mary

A7 C7

For the benefit of Tom and Mary

D7 Esus2

We gotta let the truth be known.

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B

E Esus4 E E/G# E7/G# Aadd#9 Asus4/B A/B D/E E

 

**A NOTE ABOUT THE CHORD VOICINGS**

(In the right hand)

Aadd#9: A-C-C#-E (really more of a slur from C to C#)

E7b13: G#-B-C-D

Aadd11: E-A-C#-D

E9sus4: A-B-D-F#

E6add9: G#-C#-F#

 

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