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T|  artist:  Ben Folds Five
A|  song:    The Last Polka
B|  album:   Ben Folds Five
N|  transc.: Brent Ritchey (mxpx281@hotmail.com)
A|  
B|  (most all of the chords are backed by an obvious
B|  polka "om-pah" rhythm, hence the title.  So most 
E|  bass notes should be played in fifths on every 1st 
R|  and 3rd beat. [DmDm
] would be D-A-D-A, [GmGm
] would be .|  G-D-G-D, etc. A7#5#9 is voiced: C#-F-G-C) C|   O|  INTRO M|  (pound)                                                                       -|  [DmDm
][GmGm
][DmDm
] /[DD
] /[DD
] /[EE
] /[FF
] /[GG
] /[AA
] /[BbBb
] /[BB
] /[CC
] T|  [DmDm
][GmGm
] /[FF
] /[EE
][DmDm
] A|   B|  VERSE 1 N|          [DmDm
]              [GmGm
]               [DmDm
] A|  Well, she crept back in the house at half past three. B|          [DmDm
]            [GmGm
]           [DmDm
] B|  Shook her head to see him snoring in his    sleep. E|  [DmDm
][EmEm
][FF
] [F#dim] [GmGm
]            [Gm7Gm7
] R|  "If he really    loved me," she said, .|  [AmAm
]             [A7b9]        [DmDm
] C|     "I wouldn't have to be so mean." O|   M|  /[DD
] [DmDm
]/- [Am7Am7
] [DmDm
]/- [Gm7Gm7
] [F/AF
] [Dm/CDm
] -|  /[DD
] [DmDm
]/- [Am7Am7
] [Dm/CDm
] /[DD
][DmDm
][Am7Am7
] [DmDm
]/- T|  /[DD
] [DmDm
]/- [Am7Am7
] [DmDm
]/- [Gm7Gm7
] [F/AF
] [Dm/CDm
] A|  /[DD
] [DmDm
]/- [Am7Am7
] [Dm/CDm
] /[DD
][DmDm
] B|   N|  VERSE 2 A|  [Am7Am7
]      [DmDm
]              [GmGm
] B|      He's a heap of junk that pours from his B|     [DmDm
]       C/A [DmDm
][Am7Am7
] [DmDm
]/- E|  Top    drawer. R|  He sometimes likes to spread it out around the floor. .|  It's evidence of what he was like. C|  He likes to remember when. O|   M|  [DmDm
][C#C#
]+ [F/CF
] [Dm/BDm
] -|   T|  CHORUS A|  [BbBb
] B|     Sha la la, sha la li lo li, N|     [CC
]            [FF
]   [FF
][Gm7Gm7
] [F/AF
] A|  The end is growing near. B|  [BbBb
]                                [CC
] B|     And we're treading water now and E|  [CC
]              [FF
]      [FF
][Gm7Gm7
] [F/AF
] R|  Holding back our   tears. .|  [BbBb
] C|  And the day is rising. O|       [CC
]            [DmDm
]   /[CC
]    M|  We're sinking sha la    li lo li. -|   T|  [Bdim7] [AA
][DmDm
] [A/C#A
] [DmDm
][FF
][F#F#
][GG
](pound) A|   B|  INTERLUDE N|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/AF
] [DmDm
]/- A|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/AF
] [DmDm
]/- B|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] [Am/DAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/CF
] [DmDm
]/- B|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] [Am/DAm
] [FF
]/- [Csus4Csus4
] /[CC
] [DmDm
]/- E|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/AF
] [DmDm
]/- R|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [F/BbF
] /[AA
] [DmDm
]/- .|  /[GG
] [BbBb
]/- /[GG
] [BbBb
]/- /[GG
] [BbBb
]/- /[GG
] [BbBb
]/- C|  /[AA
] [CC
]/- /[AA
][Am7Am7
][A7A7
] O|   M|  VERSE 3 -|  In a minute it will all be coming down. T|  And they know it now, but no one makes a sound. A|  It's such a shame to ruin this bright, lazy sunny day. B|   N|  CHORUS A|  Sha la la, sha la li lo li, the end is growing near. B|  And we're treading water now and holding back our tears. B|  And the day is rising, we're sinking, sha la li lo li. E|   R|  [Bdim7] [AA
] [Bdim7] [DmDm
] [A/C#A
] [DmDm
][FF
][F#F#
][GG
] .|   C|  BRIDGE O|   [BbM7BbM7
](add2)        [A/C#A
]                        [DmDm
] M|  My              my, the cruelest lies are often told       -|  [A/C#A
]       [DmDm
] T|  Without a word.      A|   [BbM7BbM7
]add2)        [A/C#A
] B|  My              my, the kindest truths are N|  [DmDm
] [A/C#A
] [DmDm
]    [A/C#A
]   [DmDm
] A7#5#9 [Gm7Gm7
] A|  of- ten   spoke, but     ne- ver        heard. B|   B|  INTERLUDE E|  (pound) /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/AF
] [DmDm
]/- R|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/AF
] [DmDm
]/- .|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] [Am/DAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/CF
] [DmDm
]/- C|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] [Am/DAm
] [FF
]/- [Csus4Csus4
] /[CC
] [DmDm
]/- O|  [Am/BbAm
] [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [Gm7Gm7
][Am7Am7
][A7A7
] M|   -|  VERSE 4 T|  She said, "You've been pushing me like I was a sore tooth. A|  You can't respect me 'cause I've done so much for you." B|  He said, "Well I hate that it's come to this, N|  But baby I was doing fine, A|     [DmDm
]              [C#C#
]+    B|  How do you think that I survived B|      [F/CF
]          [Dm/BDm
] E|  The other twenty-five before you?" R|   .|  CHORUS C|  Sha la la, sha la li lo li, the end is growing near. O|  And we're treading water now and holding back our tears. M|  And the day is rising, we're sinking, sha la li lo li. -|   T|  [G7G7
] [F#F#
] [GG
] [Bdim7] [Bbdim] [Bdim] [Dm7Dm7
] [C#mC#m
] [DmDm
] [F6sus4] [Edim] [Fb5] A|  [G7G7
] [F#F#
] [GG
] [Bdim7] [Bbdim] [Bdim] [Dm7Dm7
] [C#mC#m
] [DmDm
] [F6sus4] [Edim] [Fb5] B|  [G7G7
] [F#F#
] [GG
] [DmDm
] [Dsus2Dsus2
] [DmDm
] [FF
] N|             Da da     da da, yeah! A|   B|  OUTRO B|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [FF
]/- [DmDm
]/- E|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [FF
]/- [DmDm
]/- R|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] [Am/DAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/CF
] [DmDm
]/- .|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] [Am/DAm
] [FF
]/- [Dm/CDm
] C|  [Am/BbAm
] /[BbBb
] [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/AF
] [DmDm
]/- O|  /[BbBb
] [AmAm
]/- [Am/FAm
] [Am/BbAm
] [FF
]/- [F/BbF
] /[AA
] [DmDm
]/- M|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] [Am/DAm
] [FF
]/- [FF
] [F/CF
] [DmDm
]/- -|  /[DD
] [AmAm
]/- [AmAm
] Ddim [DmDm
] [Dm/CDm
] [AmAm
] T|  [Dm7/BbDm7
] A|   B|  This transcription © copyright 1999, Brent Ritchey.
Song Chord Charts:
Dm
Gm
D
E
F
G
A
Bb
B
C
Em
Gm7
Am
Am7
C#
F#
Csus4
A7
BbM7
G7
Dm7
C#m
Dsus2

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Ben B.
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(9 years ago)
this is great! i love ben folds and now i dont have to figure out the chords by my self.... i have this! thanks

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