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Bens My Friend chords

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[Intro] 
Fm9   Ebmaj7

[Verse]
Fm9
I woke up this morning, August 3rd
Fm9                                    Ebmaj7
It's been a pretty slow and uneventful summer
Ebmaj7
Went to visit a friend in Santa Fe
                                       Fm9
Went to New Orleans and went to see my family
Fm9
Woke up this morning and it occurred
Fm9                                     Ebmaj7
I needed one more track to finish up my record
Ebmaj7
I was feeling out of fuel and uninspired
Ebmaj7
Laid on my bed too long, a little down, a little tired

[Chorus]
Cm7                                  Cm7/Bb
Met my girl and we walked down Union Street
                                              Abmaj7
I was scattered and my head was in a bunch of places
                          Gm7
Bought a $350 pair of lampshades
                                    Fm7
And we ate at Perry's and I ordered crab cakes
          Gm7
Blue crab cakes
          Fm7
Blue crab cakes
          Gm7
Blue crab cakes

[Chorus]
                  Cm7                                           Cm7/Bb
She said I seemed distracted and asked what was going on with me
                                                     Abmaj7
I said, "I can't explain it, it's a middle age thing"
                                   Gm7                 
She said okay and ate her eggs Benedict
                                         Fm7            
And I looked at the walls cluttered with sports bar shit
           Gm7                                        
Sports bar shit
           Fm7                                         
Sports bar shit
           Gm7                                         
Sports bar shit

              Ba ba ba            Ba ba ba                                           
Bbm7                Cm7
              Ba ba ba                                                       
Bbm7                Cm7

[Sax Break]
Fm9   Ebmaj7
Fm9   Ebmaj7 

[Verse]
Fm9
Got on the phone and I called my mother
                                                  Ebmaj7
And called my father, talked a little bit with my sister
Ebmaj7
She's got a new boyfriend, he's a deer hunter
Ebmaj7
And she's getting used to venison

[Chorus]
       Cm7                                   Cm7/Bb
And my dad's still fighting with his girlfriend
                                                  Abmaj7
About his flirting with the girls in Panera Bread                                                        
My mom is good but sounded out of breath
  Gm7                                 Fm7                
I worry so much about her, I worry to death
           Gm7                                              
I worry to death
                     Fm7                                    
I worry about her to death
           Gm7                                              
I worry to death

[Verse]
    Fm9                                                     
The other night I went and saw The Postal Service
                                          Ebmaj7               
Ben's my friend but getting there was the worst
Ebmaj7                                                         
Trying to park and getting up the hill
Ebmaj7                                                       
And find a spot amongst the drunk kids staring at their cells
Fm9                                                         
Standing at the back with the crowd of eight thousand
                                   Ebmaj7                      
I thought of Ben when I met him in 2000
Ebmaj7                                                         
At a festival in Spain
Ebmaj7                                                         
He was on the small stage then and I didn't know his name

[Chorus]                                                         
Cm7                                            Cm7/Bb             
Now he's singing at the Greek and he's busting moves
                                          Abmaj7               
And my legs were hurting and my feet were too
                                                    Gm7     
I called him after, said I'll skip the backstage hi/bye
                                  Fm7                       
But thanks for the nice music and all the exercise
                          Gm7                               
And we laughed and it was alright
                          Fm7                               
And we laughed and it was alright
             Gm7                                            
And it was alright

[Verse]                                                       
                    Fm9                                     
There's a fine line between a middle-aged guy with a backstage pass
                                           Ebmaj7              
And a guy with a gut hanging around like a jackass
Ebmaj7                                                         
Everybody there was twenty years younger than me
                                     Fm9                    
I'll leave with this, not my fondest memory
Fm9                                                         
I carried my legs back down and then I gave
                                      Ebmaj7                   
My backstage passes to two cute asian girls
Ebmaj7                                                         
I drove to my place near Tahoe
                                                   Fm9      
Got in my hot tub and I thought well that's how it goes
Fm9                                                         
And it was quiet and I was listening to the crickets
Fm9                                                         
And Ben's still out there, selling lots of tickets
    Ebmaj7                                                     
And though I’m contented, there’s a tinge of competitiveness
Ebmaj7                                                         
But Ben's my friend and I know he gets it

[Chorus]
Cm7                                    Cm7/Bb                    
Then in a couple of days my meltdown passed
                                      Abmaj7                   
Back to the studio doing twelve hours shifts
                                    Gm7                     
Singing a song about one thing or another
                                 Fm7                        
Another day behind the microphone this summer
                Gm7                                         
This Tenderloin summer
                Fm7                                         
This Tenderloin summer
                Gm7                                         
This Tenderloin summer

                    Ba ba ba                                                   
Bbm7                      Cm7 

Ba ba ba            Ba ba ba
      Bbm7                Abmaj7


            
            
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shea.gallagher.95 10 Jul 03, 2017 08:25 PM

This version is pretty sweet and can be played with a capo on fret 1 especially if you pay the more open chord version of the fm9 with fingers on the 3rd fret of the A and small e string

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shea.gallagher.95 10 Jul 03, 2017 08:27 PM

*2nd fret relative to the capo. Such a tune!

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