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Ben Folds Five - The Ascent Of Stan tab

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...THE ASCENT OF STAN... by Ben Folds
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*from 'Rockin' The Suburbs' (2001)*


*CAPO 3rd FRET*

(Original Key: G)


Intro:

Em  B7/Eb  D  A7 (x2), C

Verse 1:

G      D
 Pangs,
Of silence,
Em        D
 From the room upstairs.
C         G
 Hows the view there?
G
 Do you read what they're,
D
 Saying about you?

Verse 2:

G           D
 That youre no fun,
Em         D
 Since the war was won.
C             G
 In fact, you have become,
G           D
 All of the things you've always...
Am        C
 Run away from.

Chorus 1:

              Em
The ascent of Stan,
B7/Eb            D    A7
 Textbook hippie man.
Em  B7/Eb              D   A7
    Get rest while you can.

Verse 3:

G               D
 So where'd the years go?
Em       D
 All the time we had?
C      G
 Being poor was,
G           D
 Not such a drag in hindsight.
G        D
 And you wonder,
Em        D
 Why your father,
    C     G
Was so re-signed.
G             D           Am    C
 Now you dont wonder, any-more.

Chorus 2:

              Em
The ascent of Stan,
B7/Eb            D    A7
 Textbook hippie man.
Em  B7/Eb            D
     Textbook hippie man,
A7                 (C)
 Get rest while you can.

Bridge 1:

C    D  G
 (Sta...n):
                     C
Once you wanted revo-lution,
    D  G
(Sta...n):
               C
Now you're the institution.
    D  G
(Sta...n):
                       C    D  G
Hows it feel to be the man?
Its no fun to be the man.

Interlude:

Em  B7/Eb  D  A7,
C  G,
F#7  Bsus4  B

Break:

G     D
 La...da da,
Em      D
 Da da, da da,
C      G
 Da da da.
G      D
 La da da da da, da da,
Am    C
 La...
    Am                  C
And now watch it all go down.

Chorus 3:

              Em
The ascent of Stan,
B7/Eb            D    A7
 Textbook hippie man.
Em
 (Stan),
Em  B7/Eb            D
     Textbook hippie man,
A7                 (C)
 Get rest while you can.

Bridge 2:

C    D  G
 (Sta...n):
                     C
Once you wanted revo-lution,
    D  G
(Sta...n):
               C
Now you're the institution.
    D  G
(Sta...n):
                       C    D  G
Hows it feel to be the man?
Its no fun to be the man.

Coda:

G
 Its no fun to be the man.


CHORD DIAGRAMS:
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   Em     B7/Eb    D       A7      C

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 022000  x21202  xx0232  x02223  x32010

   G       Am      F#7    Bsus4    B

 EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE  EADGBE
 320003  x02210  242322  x24552  x24442


Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006
(clumsyband@hotmail.com)
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