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Army Bass Tab

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"Army" by ben folds five
from the unauthorized biography of rienhold messner
tabbed by tim swan

verse 1 - bend the high notes
g---------------------------------------------|
d-6/10/8-13\11-15-13-11-10-8-6----------------|
a--------------------------------------6------|
e-------------------------------6-6-4----6-4--|

verse 2 - "grew a ..."
g---------------------------------------------------------------------|
d---------------------------------------------------------------------|
a------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
e-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|

g--------------------------------------------------------------------|
d-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------------------------------|
a-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
e---------------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-1-1-1-1--|

"no...i been thinking a lot today"
g--------------------------------------|
d----------------------------56--------|
a-6------6-------------3-464-----------|
e---6-4----6-4---44-6------------6-4---|

"oh, think i'll write..."
on that big slide down play triplets down the scale
g------------------------------------------------------------|
d---------------------------3-5-6-----------------18\--------|
a---------4-4-4-4-----3-4-6---------------4-4-4-4----\-------|
e-2-2-2-2---------4-6-------------2-2-2-2-------------\16----|

g----------------------------|
d----------------------------|
a---------4-4-4-4------------|
e-2-2-2-2---------4-4-6-7-8--|


solo
g--------------------------------------------------------------|
d--------------------------------------------------------------|
a-8---6-8-----3---1-3----6-8----6-8----1-3-----1-3-----1-----1-|
e---8-----1-3---3------8-----88------3------33-----1-4---1-4---|

g----------------------------------------------------|
d-------------------------------------------3---1-3--|
a---2-4-6-88-11-----4-4---2-4-4-----3---------3------|
e-4-------------4-6-----4-------4-6---6-4-2----------|

then play the beginging high part again
play twice
g-------------------------------------------------------------------|
d-------------------------------------------------------------------|
a------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------|
e-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4----------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|

slightly different verse
g---------------------------------------------------------------------|
d---------------------------------------------------------------------|
a------------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
e-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4------------------------------------4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4--|

g--------------------------------------------------------------------|
d-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3----------------------------------------------------|
a-----------------6-6-6-6-6-6-6-6--4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-------------------|
e---------------------------------------------------4-4-4-4-8-8-8-8--|

"my redneck past is nipping..." - same as before


"i thought about the army"
g-------|
d-------|
a-6-----|
e---6-4-|

tswan@adelphia.net
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skapunk2120 wrote on July 13 2003, 12:00 am

awesome tab

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acobjoe wrote on March 11 2007, 05:47 pm

Amazing tab, it's nice to see someone who knows what they're doing.

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ponchopup wrote on December 22 2013, 12:55 pm, edited at 12:56 pm

Only one small thing, and that's the notes that I think Sledge plays in teh second bass solo in the bridge. It's (triplets on each note)|18-16-15---------------||---------18-16-15------||------------------18-16||-----------------------|

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