Ben Folds Five – One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces

published: by Maarten Tromp.

This is the bass tab for One Angry Dwarf and 200 Solemn Faces by Ben Folds Five, from the album Whatever And Ever Amen (1997), played by Robert Sledge.

Music

Bass tab

The ending of this tab is incomplete. There is also a very well written bass tab over at Big bass tabs, written by Andy Schacht.

Intro

    B7                                D                B7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A  |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

1st verse

     D9                                Gmaj7
G || ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A ||*5---5-----------|5---5-----------|----------------|----------------|
E || ----------------|----------------|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|
                                      __________________________________
    Em7                              | 1. B7                            |
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D  |2---2-----------|2---2-----------|----------------|----------------*||
A  |----------------|----------------|2---2-----------|2---3---4---4---*||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
    _________________________________
   | 2. F#7                          |
G  |----------------|----------------||
D  |4---4-----------|4---------------||
A  |----------------|----------------||
E  |----------------|------------5-6-||

1st chorus

     Bm7             E9               Am7               D9
G || ---------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D ||*---------------|------------5-6-|7----------------|--------3---4---|
A ||*-----------5-6-|7---------------|-------------3-4-|5---------------|
E || 7--------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
    Gmaj7                            F#7
G  |---------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------- ||
D  |5---5----------|------------5---|4---4--------4---|----------------*||
A  |--------5------|----------------|-----------------|----------------*||
E  |---------------|3---3-----------|-----------------|------------5-6- ||

2nd intro

    B7                                D                B7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A  |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-5-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|2-2-2-2-2-------|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------4-5-6-|
    B7                                D                B7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|4-4-4-4-4-4-4-4-||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A  |2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-5-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|----------------||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||

2nd verse

     D9                                Gmaj7
G || ----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
A ||*5---5-----------|5---5-----------|----------------|----------------|
E || ----------------|----------------|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|
    ____________________________________________________________________
   |1. Em7                            B7                                |
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D  |2---2-----------|2---2-----------|--------4-------|----------------*||
A  |----------------|----------------|2---2-----------|2---3---4---4---*||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
    ___________________________________________________________________
   | 2. Em7                           F#7                              |
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
A  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
E  |0---0-----------|0---0-----------|2---2-----------|2-----------5-6-||

2nd chorus

     Bm7             E9               Am7               D9
G || ---------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D ||*---------------|------------5-6-|7----------------|--------3---4---|
A ||*-----------5-6-|7---------------|-------------3-4-|5---------------|
E || 7--------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
    ____________________________________________________________________
   | 1. Gmaj7                        F#7                                |
G  |---------------|----------------|-----------------|---------------- ||
D  |5---5----------|----------------|-----------------|----------------*||
A  |--------5------|----------------|-----------------|----------------*||
E  |---------------|3---3-------0---|2---2--------2---|------------5-6- ||
    ___________________________________________________________________
   | 2. Gmaj7                        F#7                               |
G  |---------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
D  |5---5----------|------------5---|4---4--------4---|----------------||
A  |--------5------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
E  |---------------|3---3-----------|-----------------|----------------||

3rd intro

    B7                                D                B7
G  |----------------|----------------|--7---7---7---7-|----------------||
D  |----------------|----------------|----------------|--9---9---------||
A  |----------------|----------------|5---5---5---5---|----------------||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|7---7-----445566||
    B7                                D                B7
G  |----------------|--------------7-|--7---7---7---7-|4-4-4-4-4-4-2---||
D  |--9---9---9---9-|--9---9---9-----|----------------|--------------4-||
A  |----------------|------------5---|5---5---5---5---|----------------||
E  |7---7---7---7---|7---7---7-------|----------------|----------------||

Bass solo (3rd verse)

    D9                                Gmaj7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|--------5-------|----------------|
A  |5---5-----------|5---5-----------|----------------|----------------|
E  |--------7---5---|----------------|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|
    Em7                               B7
G  |----------------|----------------|--------4-------|----------------|
D  |2---0-----------|2---2-----------|----------------|----------------|
A  |--------------2-|--2-------------|2---2-----------|2---3---4---4---|
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
    D9                                Gmaj7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
D  |----------------|----------------|--------5-------|----------------|
A  |5---5-----------|5---5-----------|----------------|--------2---5---|
E  |--------7---5---|--------7---5---|3---3-----------|3---3-----------|
    Em7                               B7
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
D  |2---2-----------|2---2-----------|4---4---4---4---|----------------||
A  |----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|------------5-6-||

Grand piano solo (3rd chorus)

G  |---------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D  |---------------|------------5-6-|7----------------|--------3---4---|
A  |-----------5-6-|7---------------|-------------3-4-|5---------------|
E  |7--------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G  |---------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
D  |5---5----------|------------5---|-------------4---|----------------|
A  |--------5------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
E  |---------------|3---3-----------|2---2------------|------------5-6-|
G  |---------------|----------7-----|-----------------|----------------|
D  |---------------|------------9-8-|7----------------|--------3---4---|
A  |-----------5-6-|7---------------|-------------7-6-|5---------------|
E  |7--------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------|
G  |---------------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
D  |5---5----------|------------5---|4---4--------4---|----------------||
A  |--------5------|----------------|-----------------|----------------||
E  |---------------|3---3-----------|-----------------|------------5-6-||

"You'll be sorry one day..." (4th intro)

G || 4---------------|----------------|7---------------|4--------------- ||
D ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
A ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
E || ----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
G || ----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D ||*9966778899667788|9966778899667788|9999aabbcc99aabb|ccccbbaa99667788*||
A ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
E || ----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
a=10, b=11, c=12

4th chorus

Play as 1st chorus.

5th intro

G || ----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D ||*----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------*||
A ||*2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-*||
E || ----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||

"Kiss my ass, kiss my ass goodbye now." (ending)

FIXME