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Best Imitation of Myself  Ben Folds Five

Subject: "best imitation of myself" by Ben Folds Five
"Best Imitation of Myself"
by Ben Folds Five (music and lyrics by Ben Folds
from the album _Ben_Folds_Five_
Transcribed by Paul Hyun (Racer.X@MDN.Net)
***If you use this version, please e-mail me. It's nice to be
appreciated! :)
This song is originally for piano, bass, and drums but I
figured it out for guitar... It was actually really easy.
I'm not sure what the names for some of the chords are so
check the chord charts at the bottom for some of the weird
chord symbols that I used are (the ones with ^'s...). Any
corrections on lyrics or chords are welcome!!!
C C^
I feel like a quote out of context,
Am F G Am D^
Withholding the rest so I can be for you what you wanna see. =20
C C^ Am
I got the gestures, sounds, got the timing down
F G Am D^
It=92s uncanny yeah you=92d think it was me. Do you think I should
G G^ Am G D
Take a class to lose my southern accent?
Did [F]I make me [G]up or make the [F]face that is [G]stuck
I=92ll do th[F]e best i[G]mitation of [C]myself.
C C^ Am
The problem was your speech you gave me was fine
F G Am D^
Like the theories about my little stage.
C C^ Am
And I sorta was listening till I started drifting
F G Am D^
'Round the part about me acting my age. Now if it=92s
G G^ Am G D
All the same... I=92ve people to entertain.
I=92l[F]l juggle on[G]e-handed, do som[F]e magic trick[G]s and
Do the [F]best imi[G]tation of [C]myself.
G^ Am
Maybe I=92m thinking myself in a hole...
G^ Am
Wondering...
Who I [F]am when I [Am]oughta know
F Am G^
Straighten up now time to go fool somebody else...
Am G D G G^
Fool somebody else. Last night I was
C C^ Am
East wind of them... a voice within...
F G Am D^
Trying to be for you what you wanna see.
C C^ Am
But I can=92t help it if you, you wanna pack on through
F G Am D^
Don=92t want you hanging out with no-one but me. Now that it=92s=20
G G^ Am G D
All... all the same... it comes from a sacred place.
Yeah if my [F]mind=92s somewher[G]e else
You=92ll won=92t[F] be able[G] to tell
F G C=20
I do the best imitation of myself
Yes it=92s [F]uncanny you=9[G]2ll see -=20
You=92d reall[F]y think it wa[G]s me.
F G Am D^
I do the best imitation of myself...
I do the [F]best imi[G]tation of my[D]self.
Chords:
____C____ ____C^___ ____Am___ ____F____=20
|_|_|_|_*_| |_|_|_|_*_| |_|_|_|_|_| *_-_-_-_*_*
|_|_*_|_|_| |_*_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_*_|_|
|_*_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| 5th Fret> *_-_-_-_*_* |_*_*_|_|_|
|_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|*|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_|
|_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_*_*_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_|
____G____ ____D^___ ____G^___ ____D____
|_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_|
|_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_*_|_| 4th Fret> *_-_-_-_*_* *_|_|_*_|_*
*_-_-_-_*_* |_|_|_|_*_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_|_|_*_|
|_|_|_*_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_|_*_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_|
|_*_*_|_|_| |_|_|_|_|_| |_*_|_*_|_| |_|_|_|_|_|
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