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artist: Ben Folds Five

song: Uncle Walter

album: Ben Folds Five

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

 

(I'll warn you, the piano solo and outro are kind

of confusing, and the chords near the end are just

approximations, but they give the idea. Think

gospel music when you play the solos!)

 

INTRO

A G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

A G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

 

VERSE 1 (just bass first 6 measures)

/A /G

Your Uncle Walter's going on and on

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

'Bout everything he's seen and done.

/A /G

The voice of fifty years' experience.

D/F# Em D

He's drunk, watching the television.

 

PRE-CHORUS

Em7 A13

You know he's been around the world.

Em7 A13 Dmaj7 D6 Dmaj7

Last night he flew to Baghdad in his magical armchair.

D6 Em7 A13 Em7 A13

With cigarettes and a six pack, yeah he just got back.

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

His spit's flying everywhere.

 

CHORUS

A9 A9sus4 A9 D /E /F /F# /G /G#

Your Uncle Wal - ter's going on and on.

A9 A9sus4 A9 D

Where did you go that you were gone so long?

Em Dm/F# G A13

How could you leave me here so long with Uncle Walter?

 

A G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

A G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

 

VERSE 2

Your Uncle Walter saw who fired the shots,

He drove his chair in the cavalcade.

He's flown from South Africa to countries where

they beat themselves on the backs with chains.

 

PRE-CHORUS

There was a fleet of battleships,

And one reclining chair headed north on the Arabian sea.

Now he's back to tell us what he and his oldest boy Blair.

They're gettin' rich with their mail order scheme.

 

CHORUS

Your Uncle Walter's going on and on.

Where did you go that you were gone so long?

How could you leave me here so long with Uncle Walter?

 

BRIDGE

Am

Your Uncle Walter told me

Gmaj7

everything he'd do if he was president.

F# F#7sus4/C# F#7

No, what a perfect world this world would be,

Em G

If he was president now. But he's not!

 

PIANO SOLO

Aaug A6(no5) Aaug A6(no5) Gadd9 G Gaug G6(no5) G

D/F# Em7 D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

D/A A D/A A G Am/G G D/F# Em D

 

PRE-CHORUS

And he sees the children smoking pot.

He knows that in a moment they'll be shooting up heroin.

Teardrops in his armchair, a fifty minute lecture,

Tobacco juice rolling down his chin, hey, hey, hey, hey.

 

CHORUS

Your Uncle Walter's going on and on.

Where did you go that you were gone so long?

How could you leave me here so long with Uncle Walter?

 

PIANO OUTRO (sorry so confusing!)

Aaug A6(no5) Aaug A6(no5) Gadd9 G Gaug G6(no5) G

D/F# Em7 D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

Aaug A6(no5) Aaug A6(no5) Gadd9 G Gaug G6(no5) G

D/F# Em7 D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

A D/A Am G C/G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

A D/A Am7 G Em/G D/F# Em D

(Come on!)

 

A G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

A G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

 

A7 G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

A G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

D/A Em/G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

D/A Em/G D/F# Em D D/E D/F D/F# D/G D/G#

 

Aaug A6(no5) Aaug A6(no5) Gadd9 G Gaug G6(no5) G

D/F# Em7 D /A /B D

 

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