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Ben Folds ¡V Silver Street (From the album, ¡§Ben Folds Live¡¨ Side note: When playing this on piano, you¡¦ll need to play those signature Ben Folds chromatically ascending triplet of bass notes. (for instance, the C,Db,D right before the d minor chord played on the word ¡§you¡¦ve¡¨) I¡¦ll not list them here because the tab get way too messy, but if you¡¦re just loosely learning this song like I did, these add a feel. Intro: DbMaj7, EbMaj7, GbMaj7 (if you¡¦re playing this on piano, you should be able to enough figure out by ear what Ben is playing, using these chords) If you absolutely however, look at the bottom of this tab for the exact notes played) (this progression is played as the outro of the 1st chorus, as well as the first two chords of it being played the outro of the song (the ¡§never leaving, never leaving, never leaving,¡¨ etc part.) ¡KJust listen to the song and you¡¦ll know what I mean¡K Verse 1: Now the houses are ghosts over Silver Street F Dm C you've got them dressed up like clowns Dm C G/B married couples slamming doors Gm7 bums praising the lord Am7 A dim 6/D your playing tapes for the town Bb Eb F F6 F Pre-Chorus 1: well the neighborhoods next Am7 and your college friends A aug 7 are getting younger every year Dm F/C G/B Chorus1: the wind don't blow Bmaj7 Am7 and the grass don't grow Ab Gm7 you¡¦re never leaving Silver Street F7 DbMaj7, EbMaj7, GbMaj7 Verse 2: You bought some brown wire frames at a junkshop F Dm C that was your trademark at school Dm C G/B now the're barely hanging on Gm7 and the styles are moving on Am7 A dim 6/D hard for a man to stay cool Bb Eb F Pre-Chorus 2: now the seasons change Am7 and the storefronts change A aug 7 everything else stays the same Dm F/C G/B Chorus 2: the wind don't blow Bmaj7 Am7 and the grass don't grow Ab Gm7 you¡¦re never leaving Silver Street F7 F, Bb/F, C/F, F Bridge: Now don't get me wrong Bb cause, oh-o, woah - I Bbm like this neighborhood Am and, now, seeing you was good dm D (see note on this D chord below) but now we spent the day Dm A aug/Db so com-pletely unin-spired F/C G/B asking why oh why would I be tired? G, G, G/A, G/Bb, G/Bb, G/Bb, G/Bb, G/Bb, G/B, G/B Verse 3: the're filling the potholes in on Silver Street F Dm C waking the neighbors up at noon Dm C G/B now your friends are out on break Gm7 and your out on your brown lawn Am7 A dim 6/D raking the junk with a broom Bb Eb F Pre-Chorus 3: now the seasons change Am7 and the storefronts change A aug 7 everything else stays the same Dm F/C G/B Chorus 3: the wind don't blow Bmaj7 Am7 and the grass don't grow Ab Gm7 you¡¦re never leaving Silver Street F7 DbMaj7, EbMaj7, GbMaj7 outro: never leaving DbMaj7, EbMaj7 never leaving DbMaj7, EbMaj7 never leaving DbMaj7, EbMaj7 never leaving DbMaj7, EbMaj7 oh oh oh oh DbMaj7, EbMaj7, F note; the D chord used in the bridge during the lyric, ¡§good¡¨ Is actually the right even though it sounds bad. If you listen closely to Ben¡¦s recording of this song on ¡§Ben Live,¡¨ he does play this chord. It¡¦s either him being very jazzy and experimental or plain screwing up ƒº If you want it to sound better, just play dm instead, or I also replace it with a C chord cause it sounds nice ƒº note: the into progression that is repeated throughout the song (DbMaj7, EbMaj7, GbMaj7) be played on the piano as: right hand: DbMaj7: (C4, G4), F4 EbMaj7: (D4, Bb4), Ab4 GbMaj7: (F4, Ab4, Eb5), (F4, Ab4, Db5) Left hand: DbMaj7: Db EbMaj7: Eb GbMaj7: Gb (the notes in parenthesis are played simultaneously) Hope this helps, everybody. If anyone has questions, comments, concerns, complaints, or just wanna talk about how f¡¦ing orgasmic Ben Folds¡¦ music is, email me at: JJacobs6@binghamton.edu Cheers! Jeff from Wantagh