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"Uncle Walter" by Ben Folds Five
tabbed by Meakim 
(mustarang@aol.com)

    The tab that was up here for "Uncle Walter" was decent, but the song is 
actually a lot easier than that (and they left out the solo).  And turn your 
distortion on... this one's a lot of fun.


BASS LEAD
G|----11-9-----------9-7-----------7--------------------|
D|-7-------11-9-7-5------9-7----------------------5-6-7-|
A|---------------------------10-9----7-7--5-7-8-9-------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|

VERSE (w/ variations)
G|--------------------------------------------|
D|-----7-------------5---4--------------5-6-7-|
A|------------------------------5-7-8-9-------|
E|-5-5---5-5-5-4-3-3---2---0-0----------------|

PRECHORUS (w/ variations)
G|-------------------------------------------|
D|---5-6-7-------5-6-7---------7-9-7---------|
A|-7-------5-6-7-------5-6-7-5-------9-7-5-5-|
E|-------------------------------------------|

CHORUS pt. 1 ("your Uncle Walter's goin' on and on...")
G|----------------|
D|---------5-6-7--|
A|-5-7-8-9--------|
E|----------------|

CHORUS pt. 2 ("how could you leave me here so long with Uncle Walter?")
G|-----------------------|
D|-----------------------|
A|-7-7--8-9-10-10-10\----|
E|--------------------5--|

BRIDGE (clean)
G|--------------------------------7-9-11---------------
D|-7-----7-7-----7-5-----5-5---/9--------11-11---------
A|---7-7-----7-7-----5-5-----5-----------------9-9-----
E|-------------------------------------------------9-9-

G|---------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------|
A|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\----------------------|
E|------------------3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3--3-3-|

After the third chorus, there's a piano-drum break, then the bass volumes in 
with a D harmonic (5th fret on A), and then the bass solo...

BASS SOLO
G|-/14-11-9---------12-12-11-9-----0-19-17-17-19-17-19-21-19-17--19-19-17-19-17-19-17--
D|----------11-9---------------9-7-----------------------------------------------------
A|---------------11--------------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

G|-14-11-9---------12-12-11-9-----0----14-16-14----------14----14-14--
D|---------11-9---------------9-7---16----------16-14-16----16--------
A|--------------11----------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------------------

   (very fast)                  
G|-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-14--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-
D|--------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------

   (move up this scale as fast as possible)
G|-11-12-13-14-15-16-17-18-
D|-------------------------
A|-------------------------
E|-------------------------

   (very fast again)                  
G|-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-16-14--14-14-14-14-14-14-14-14-12-
D|--------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------
E|--------------------------------------------------------

G|-11-11-11-11-11-11-12-12-12-12-12-12--14-12-11--------|
D|-----------------------------------------------14-12--|
A|------------------------------------------------------|
E|------------------------------------------------------|


OUTRO
G|-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-------------5-6-7-|
A|-----------------------------------------7-7-5-7-8-9-------|
E|-----------------------------------------------------------|

ENDING (listen for timing)
G|------------------------------|
D|------------------------------|
A|-----------------------5---5\-|
E|-3---2----0-0-5----5-7--------|

            
            
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