Ben Folds Five - Army Chords & Tabs

 

Army Chords & Tabs

Ben Folds Five Chords & Tabs

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Army Chords

   
Artist: Ben Folds Five 
Song: Army
Album: The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner
  
(see bottom for chords)

VERSE 1 (see below for guitar interlude played during verse)
          G#
Well I thought about the army
            D#m         
Dad said, "Son you're fucking high"
        C#                                               G#
And I thought, yeah there's a first for everything
                        
So I took my old man's advice, three sad semesters
        D#m              
It was only fifteen grand 
          C#
spent in bed, I thought about the army
G#                  C#/F            
I dropped out and joined a band instead


CHORUS (piano solo)
D#m  A#m  G#maj7
D#m  A#m  G#maj7


VERSE 2 (same as verse 1 except for Fm chord)
Grew a moustache and a mullet   
Got a job at chick-fillet
Citing artistic differences 
the band broke up in May
        Fm             
And in June reformed without me
And they got a different name
I nuked another grandma's apple pie
And hung my head in shame, no

CHORUS (listen to song for the arrangement of the chords)
D#m  A#m  G#maj7
Been thinking a lot today

D#m  A#m  G#maj7
Been thinking a lot today

BRIDGE
F#  C#                       G#
Oh  Oh Think I'll write a screenplay
F#  C#                          G#
Oh  Oh Think I'll take you to LA
F#  C#                         Cm
Oh Oh  Think I'll get it done yesterday
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/b/ben_folds_five/army_crd.html ]
(The guitar part played during the bridge goes something like this)
e|------------------------|  
b|------------------------|    (this followed by triplets of each note heading back down)   
g|------------------------|    (11-11-11-10-10-10-9-9-9.)
d|------------------------|  
a|------------------------|  
e|-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-|  

PIANO SOLO (listen to song for arrangement of chords)
Fm7  Cm  Fm7  Cm  
A#7  D#7  G#  G#maj7
Fm7  C#  C#maj7  Fm/C  Fm

GUITAR SOLO (played along with G#  D#m  C#  G# chords)
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
b|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
g|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
d|---6-------6s10---8-------8s13---11-------11s15---13---11---10---8---6-|
a|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|
e|-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------|

HORN INTERLUDE ("")
G#  D#m  C#  G#
G#  D#m  C#  G#

VERSE 3 (same chords as previous verse)
In this time of introspection
On the eve of my election
I say to my reflection
God please spare me more rejection
'Cause my peers, they criticize me
And my ex-wives all despise me
Try to put it all behind me
But my redneck past is nipping at my heels 

CHORUS (same as previous chorus)

ENDING
               F#maj7
I thought about       
A#       G#maj7
   the army


CHORDS (these are all the chords used in the song. There are a lot but you basically just need G#, D#m and C# for the main parts of the song)

         
G#       466544
D#m      X68876
C#       X46664
C#/F     X46464
A#m      X13321
G#maj7   XX6543
Fm       133111
F#       244322
Cm       X35543
Fm7      131111
A#7      X13131
D#7      X68686
C#maj7   XX(11)(10)98
F#maj7   XX4321
A#       X13331
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