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Ballad Of Paul K chords

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Artist: McFly
Song: The ballad of Paul K
Album: Wonderland
Tabbed by Joel Tadman 

Hey there this is my first ever tab and so don't blame me too much if it's wrong
somewhere! This is such a great song and so I thought I'd give it a go! Let me
know what u think! (joelyboy30@hotmail.com)

Capo 2nd fret


Chords - Em    A        D    A    D	A    D
    e ----3----0--------2----0----2----0----2--|
    B ----3----2--3--5--3----2----3----2----3--|
    G ----0----2--------2----2----2----2----2--|
    D ----2----2--------0----2----0----2----0--|
    A ----2----0-------------0---------0-------|
    E ----0------------------------------------|

He's drinking cold Corona
Feels like is getting older 
Em               A
Now and noticing how he's finding
Grey hairs left in the shower 
Tattoos fade by the hour
Em                  A
And he can't understand these feelings


G                       A
Why life is getting him down 
He used to smile now he frowns 
    D/C#   Bm
And cries inside 
Its been this way for a while 
    E                           A
And he can't seem to put things right 


D             D7     G    G/F#     Em
When life has been unkind 
	     E         A        A/G
And you're losing your mind 
F#                    Bm     Bm/A        Em	   
Look in the mirror afraid of what you'll find 
              Gm	            D     A  D       A  D
It feels like time's not on your side 

Verse 2 (Same chords)

He doesn't like to mention 
Applying for his pension 
So his children don't know he's heading 
Into a mid-life crisis 
He cant afford the prices for 
The new kitchen floor he's buying 

Pre chorus 2

He's been a drunk all his life 
Two kids, a dog and a wife 
He doesn't know 
And in the daytime he just sits and watches television shows 



 C#m?              A
Dont know why but somehow 
The ones you love you hate now, 
        B         E
You feel down and blue 
Look at what you've thrown away 
They stood beside you all the way   

    e ---------------------|
    B ----2-3-5-----5-7-8--|
    G ---------------------|
    D ---------------------|
    A ---------------------|
    E ---------------------|

(there's probably an A7 chord in there somewhere - you need to experiment)
Now its too late, its too late for you


Enjoy! It really is a great song, let me know if the chords work, hope they did they
sound correct when I play them!

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Notcher 258 Dec 11, 2005 07:50 AM

An excellent start, and i'd say the best on here for accurate sound, I have a few bit to add tho, all the E chords when it goes from Em To E should be E7, very slight indeed but does sound better also the into sounds better with D then A7sus4 rather than just A, but again this is just for accuracy as you have the bass note right.

on the bit where it says "afraid of what you'll find" the there are more notes than you have put, and in all honesty yours is probably much easier to play than this but it does go from the F# to Bm Bm/A G D/F# then finish on Em just after singing "find".

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username4 10 Mar 21, 2008 01:23 AM

teeheehee great it was easy for me even know im a kid thats 8

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LadinaYNWA 10 Oct 25, 2008 11:22 AM

heya just one question, i've just started play guitar, and i really don't know how to strum this song. Can u help me??? It would be very nice. thanks

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