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Brick Bass Tab
Written by Ben Folds
Performed on the Album "Whatever and Amen" By Ben Folds Five
(Guitar chords under the basslines)

The beginning of the verse, there's no bass. Eventually, he comes in
with his contrabass and plays a quiet little riff.

1st Verse:
6 AM, day after Christmas....
D   Dsus2    G6sus2(x3)
Bm7   E7sus4   E7   Esus4

2nd verse:
And I am....dumb.
G|----------------------|
D|---------5lr----------|
A|--5lr-----------------|
E|----------------------|
Same as above chords.

It sounds best if you have a noise gate and crank it up all the way to
cut off most of the attack, so it sounds like the contrabass fading in.

The verse line comes in a bit after. It's easy, also.
I go downtown     to her apartment....
G|----------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------|
A|-5---5---5---5--------------------------|
E|--------------------3---3---3---3-------|
Same verse chords.

You may want to play the G (third fret on the E String) an ocatve higher

( fifth fret on the D String) , it's hard to tell what he's playing.

The prechorus goes like this.

And we drive    Now that I have found someone I'm feelin' more alone
than
I ever have before
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--2-2-2-------------2-2-2-----------------5--5--5---------------2-2-2------------------------|
E|-----------3-3-3-------------3-3-3--------------------3--3--3-------------0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--|

Bm7            G6sus   Bm7    G6sus         D            G6sus
Bm7        E7

The chorus is just a simple G-A-D progression.

She's a brick and I'm drowning slowly....
G|----------------------------------------------|
D|----------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------5-5-5-5-------------|
E|--3-3-3-3---5-5-5-5---------------------------|
        G            A            Dmaj9

The bridge is fairly easy, as well.
       As weeks went by, it showed that she was not fine.
G|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5----------|
E|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3------------------------------------|
         E7                        G6sus                    D


corrections, comments are welcome.
christopher@gbamed.com

            
            
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Flea_Metallica 30 Jun 06, 2005 08:00 PM

Nice Tab!

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Johnnyjoe 10 Oct 11, 2006 01:39 AM

it's i am numb but otherwise good tab.

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