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

Unfortunately there is no freely embeddable audio or video available. However you can view it on youtube.

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                               B7
                                      __________________________________
                                     | 1.                               |
G  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
D  |2---2-----------|2---2-----------|----------------|----------------*||
A  |----------------|----------------|2---2-----------|2---3---4---4---*||
E  |----------------|----------------|----------------|---------------- ||
    F♯7
    _________________________________
   | 2.                              |
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