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Alice Childress  Ben Folds Five

Solo piano version on the iTunes Original album
any questions? shanepan54@gmail.com
Intro:
Bmaj7 B7 | Esusmaj9(omit 5) Emaj9 (x4)
[Abm]Some summers in the [Gb/Bb]evening
B Gb/Db B/D# E | E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
after six or so
[Abm]I walk on do[Gb/Bb]wn the hill
[Gb/Ab] and maybe [Ab/Bb]buy a beer
[E] I think about [Gb]my friends
B Gb/Db B/D# E | E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
sometimes I wish they lived out here
Dbm7 Gb | B (change between a B and E/B off and on)
but they wouldn't dig this town
E B/D# | Gb/Ab Ab/Bb
no they wouldn't dig this town
CHORUS
[E] Try not to t[B/D#]hink about it
[Abm]Alice[Gb/Bb] Childr[B]ess[B/D#]
[E] Try not to th[B/D#]ink about it
[Gb/Ab]anymore[Ab/Bb]
[E] Try not to t[B/D#]hink about it
[Abm]Alice[Gb/Bb] Childr[B]ess[B/D#]
[E](No lyrics)[B/D#]
Gb/Ab | E/G# |
anymore, no not anymore no
Intro again:
Bmaj7 B7 | Esus9(omit 5) Emaj9 (x2)
[Abm] Alice the world i[Gb/Bb]s full of ugly things that
B Gb/Db B/D# E | E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
you can't change
[Abm] pretend it's [Gb/Bb]not that way
[Gb/Ab] that's my [Ab/Bb]idea of faith
[E] you can blow it off[F#] and say there's
B Gb/Db B/D# E | E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
good in nearly everyone
Dbm7 Gb | B (change between a B and E/B off and on)
just give them all a chance
E B/D# | Gb/Ab Ab/Bb
give them all a chance
CHORUS
[E] Try not to t[B/D#]hink about it
[Abm]Alice[Gb/Bb] Childr[B]ess[B/D#]
[E] Try not to th[B/D#]ink about it
[Gb/Ab]anymore[Ab/Bb]
[E] Try not to t[B/D#]hink about it
[Abm]Alice[Gb/Bb] Childr[B]ess[B/D#]
[E](No lyrics)[B/D#]
Gb/Ab | E/G#
anymore, no not anymore
Bridge: I'll try to write down the notes of the solo.
Keep in mind I'm not writing repeated notes twice or more.
It's the same D/E chord throughout just keep comping it through out.
1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |1 2 3 4 |
Chords: D/E
 
 Notes: F#--E--B--A G# A B G# F#--E--B--A G# A B F#

C/G | Gmaj7
No it didn't work out
[C/D] no it didn't work out
the way we [Gmaj7]thought it would
no it didn't work [C/D]out
an arranged [Gmaj7]marriage
is not so good[E/F#]
Interlude: Same chords as the verse
[Abm]B Gb/Db B/D# E | [Gb/Bb]E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
[Abm]B Gb/Db B/D# E | [Gb/Bb]E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
[Abm] Thank God it's yo[Gb/Bb]u
B Gb/Db B/D# E | E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
you know your timing is impeccable
[Abm] I'm not fo[Gb/Bb]oling you
[Gb/Ab] I don't know [Ab/Bb]what to do
[E] some dude just k[F#(Gb)]nocked me cold
B Gb/Db B/D# E | E (Held over from last bar) (add some maj 7 and 9 for color)
and left me on the sidewalk
Dbm7 Gb | B (change between a B and E/B off and on)
took everything I had
E B/D#| Gb/Ab Ab/Bb
everything I had
CHORUS
[E] Try not to t[B/D#]hink about it
[Abm]Alice[Gb/Bb] Childr[B]ess[B/D#]
[E] Try not to th[B/D#]ink about it
[Gb/Ab]anymore[Ab/Bb]
[E] Try not to t[B/D#]hink about it
[Abm]Alice[Gb/Bb] Childr[B]ess[B/D#]
[E](No lyrics)[B/D#]
Gb/Ab | E/G# |
anymore, no not anymore no
Gb/Ab | E/G# |
anymore, no not anymore
Gb/Ab | E/G# |
anymore, no not anymore
Outro: Same as intro
Bmaj7 B7 | Esusmaj9(omit 5) Emaj9 (x2)

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