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			     The Luckiest - Ben Folds Five
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Song: The Luckiest
Artist: Ben Folds
Tabbed by: clemm

Tuning: Standard

**Note** I took the chord version of this song and put it into tab so its 
 a lot easier for beginners to understand what their playing.  This is for
people who don't know chords.

Chords are labeled under the tab version.

x= don't play that string.

**INTRO**
e|---2---3---2---0---2---2---3---2/0---0---|
B|---3---0---3---2---3---2---0---3/2---2---|
G|---2---0---2---2---4---2---0---2/2---2---|
D|---0---0---0---2---4---4---0---0/2---2---|
A|---0---2---0---0---2---4---2---0/0---0---|
E|---0---3---0---0---x---2---3---0/0---0---|
     D   G   D   A   Bm  F#m G   D/A   A

**VERSE 1**
    I don't get many things right the first time
e|--2-------0---------2---------------3---------|
B|--3-------2---------3---------------0---------|
G|--2-------2---------2---------------0---------|
D|--0-------2---------0---------------0---------|
A|--0-------0---------0---------------2---------|
E|--0-------0---------0---------------3---------|
    D       A         D               G

    in fact I am told that a lot.  Now I know all the wrong turns
e|--------2----------2--------0-----------0-----------0----------|
B|--------3----------3--------1-----------2-----------2----------|
G|--------2----------4--------0-----------2-----------2----------|
D|--------0----------4--------2-----------2-----------2----------|
A|--------0----------2--------3-----------0-----------4----------|
E|--------0----------x--------x-----------0-----------0----------|
          D          Bm       C           A          A/C#

    the stumbles and falls brought me here
e|---------2----------3---------------2----2---2---0---|
B|---------3----------0---------------3----3---2---2---|
G|---------2----------0---------------2----4---2---2---|
D|---------0----------0---------------0----4---4---2---|
A|---------0----------2---------------0----2---4---0---|
E|---------0----------3---------------0----x---2---0---|
           D          G               D   Bm  F#m  A

**CHORUS**
    And where was I before the day that I first saw your lovely face?
e|--2--------------3------------2-----------------0-----------------0-|
B|--3--------------0------------3-----------------0-----------------2-|
G|--4--------------0------------4-----------------1-----------------2-|
D|--4--------------0------------4-----------------2-----------------2-|
A|--2--------------2------------3-----------------2-----------------0-|
E|--x--------------3------------x-----------------0-----------------0-|
    Bm             G            Bm                E                 A

    now I see it every day
e|----------2----------3---|
B|----------2----------0---|
G|----------2----------0---|
D|----------4----------0---|
A|----------4----------2---|
E|----------2----------3---|
           F#m         G

    And I    know,    that I am,  I  am,  I am,    the luckiest
e|------2-----0--0---------2--0---2---2----3-2/0---0-----2------0-|
B|------3-----2--2---------3--2---3---2----0-3/2---2-----3------2-|
G|------2-----2--0---------2--2---4---2----0-2/2---2-----2------2-|
D|------0-----2--2---------0--2---4---4----0-0/2---2-----0------2-|
A|------0-----0--0---------0--0---2---4----2-0/0---0-----0------0-|
E|------0-----0--0---------0--0---x---2----3-0/0---0-----0------0-|
       D/A    A  A7        D  A   Bm F#m   G D/A   A     D      A

**VERSE 2**
    What if I'd been born 50 years before you
e|-----------2--------0---2----------3--------|
B|-----------3--------2---3----------0--------|
G|-----------2--------2---2----------0--------|
D|-----------0--------2---0----------0--------|
A|-----------0--------0---0----------2--------|
E|-----------0--------0---0----------3--------|
             D        A   D          G

    in a house on the street where you live?  Maybe I'd be outside
e|-------2------------2-------------------0-----------0-------0----|
B|-------3------------3-------------------1-----------2-------2----|
G|-------2------------4-------------------0-----------2-------2----|
D|-------0------------4-------------------2-----------2-------2----|
A|-------0------------2-------------------3-----------0-------4----|
E|-------0------------x-------------------0-----------0-------0----|
         D            Bm                  C           A       A/C#

    as you pass on your bike would I know?
e|----------2------------3------------2----2----2--0-|
B|----------3------------0------------3----3----2--2-|
G|----------2------------0------------2----4----2--2-|
D|----------0------------0------------0----4----4--2-|
A|----------0------------2------------0----2----4--0-|
E|----------0------------3------------0----x----2--0-|
            D            G            D    Bm  F#m A

**CHORUS**
      And in a wide sea of eyes, I'd see one pair that I'd recognize
e|-2-------------3-----------2------------0--------------0-------2----3------|
B|-3-------------0-----------3------------0--------------2-------2----0------|
G|-4-------------0-----------4------------1--------------2-------2----0------|
D|-4-------------0-----------4------------2--------------2-------4----0------|
A|-3-------------2-----------2------------2--------------0-------4----2------|
E|-x-------------3-----------x------------0--------------0-------2----3------|
   Bm            G           Bm           E              A      F#m   G

    And I'd know,   that I am,  I   am,   I  am,    the luckiest
e|------2----0--0--------2--0---2-----2----3---2/0--0-----2-------0--|
B|------3----2--2--------3--2---3-----2----0---3/2--2-----3-------2--|
G|------2----2--0--------2--2---4-----2----0---2/2--2-----2-------2--|
D|------0----2--2--------0--2---4-----4----0---0/2--2-----0-------2--|
A|------0----0--0--------0--0---2-----4----2---0/0--0-----0-------0--|
E|------0----0--0--------0--0---x-----2----3---0/0--0-----0-------0--|
       D/A   A  A7       D  A   Bm   F#m   G   D/A  A     D       A

**BRIDGE**
      I love you more than I have ever found a way to say to you.
e|-0----------------------------2--------------0-------2------3----0-|
B|-0----------------------------3--------------2-------3------0----2-|
G|-0----------------------------4--------------2-------2------0----2-|
D|-2----------------------------4--------------2-------0------0----2-|
A|-2----------------------------2--------------4-------0------2----0-|
E|-0----------------------------x--------------0-------0------3----0-|
   Em                           Bm            A/C#     D      G    A

**VERSE 3**
    Next door there's an old man who lived to his 90's
e|--------2--------------0------------2-----------3---|
B|--------3--------------2------------3-----------0---|
G|--------2--------------2------------2-----------0---|
D|--------0--------------2------------0-----------0---|
A|--------0--------------0------------0-----------2---|
E|--------0--------------0------------0-----------3---|
          D              A            D           G

    and one day passed away in his sleep.  And his wife
e|------2---------------2------------0-------------0---|
B|------3---------------3------------1-------------2---|
G|------2---------------4------------0-------------2---|
D|------0---------------4------------2-------------2---|
A|------0---------------2------------3-------------0---|
E|------0---------------x------------x-------------0---|
        D               Bm           C             A

    she stayed for a couple of days and passed away.
e|------0-------------2---------3---------------2---2----2--0-|
B|------2-------------3---------0---------------3---3----2--2-|
G|------2-------------2---------0---------------2---4----2--2-|
D|------2-------------0---------0---------------0---4----4--2-|
A|------4-------------0---------2---------------0---2----4--0-|
E|------0-------------0---------3---------------0---x----2--0-|
       A/C#           D         G               D   Bm  F#m A

**CHORUS**
    I'm sorry, I know that's a strange way to tell you that I know we belong.
e|--2---------3----------------2---------------0----------------0------2-----3--|
B|--3---------0----------------3---------------0----------------2------2-----0--|
G|--4---------0----------------4---------------1----------------2------2-----0--|
D|--4---------0----------------4---------------2----------------2------4-----0--|
A|--2---------2----------------2---------------2----------------0------4-----2--|
E|--x---------3----------------x---------------0----------------0------2-----3--|
    Bm        G                Bm              E                A     F#m   G

    That I know,   that I am,  I  am,  I  am,    the luckiest 
e|-----2----0--0--------2--0---2---2----3---2----0------2-----2--3--2--0--2---|
B|-----3----2--2--------3--2---3---2----0---3----2------3-----2--0--3--2--3---|
G|-----2----2--0--------2--2---4---2----0---2----2------4-----2--0--2--2--2---|
D|-----0----2--2--------0--2---4---4----0---0----2------4-----4--0--0--2--0---|
A|-----0----0--0--------0--0---2---4----2---0----0------2-----4--2--0--0--0---|
E|-----0----0--0--------0--0---x---2----3---0----0------x-----2--3--0--0--0---|
      D/A   A  A7       D  A   Bm F#m   G  D/A   A      Bm   F#m G D/A A  D
  
**The End**

*Not sure the very end spacing is right, so just listen to the song and
find out when to strum. Good Luck!

Great song by Ben Folds
Learn this and play it for you sweety!

--clemm

            
            
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Blosr 108 Oct 27, 2009 01:58 PM

Really good job man, keep up the good work!

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