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A chord A7 chord Am chord Am7 chord Bb chord C chord D chord Dm chord E chord F chord G chord Gm chord G sharp chord A over C Sharp chord C Sharp chord Dm over A chord
Dm over F chord
D/C chord Dm/C chord Gm7 chord Bbmaj7 chord F/G chord C/D chord F/A chord F#dim chord Am7/C chord Am/E chord Dm/C# chord Dm/B chord Am/Bb chord Gm/C chord Gm/A chord Am7/D chord Dm/G chord Dm/E chord Am7/F chord Am7/Bb chord Bbdim/Db chord
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How To Play

The Last Polka by Ben Folds Five
 
INTRO
Dm  Gm7   Dm
Dm  Dm/E  Dm/F  Dm/G  Dm/A  Dm/B  Dm/C  Dm/C#
Dm  Gm7   Dm
 
          Dm                Gm                 Dm     (G#-A-E-F-C#-D-G#-A)
Well, she crept back in the house at half past three
          Dm              Gm             Dm
Shook her head to see him snoring in his sleep
Dm   Am/E  F     F#dim  Gm
If   you   rea - lly    loved me she said
Am7        A7            Dm
I wouldn't have to be so mean
 
Dm   C/D   Dm
Gm7  Gm/A  Gm/C
Dm   C/D   Dm
Dm   C/D   Dm
Gm7  Gm/A  Gm/C
Dm   C/D   Dm
 
       Dm                Gm                 Dm
He's a heap of junk that pours from his top drawer
          Dm                 Gm             Dm
Sometimes likes to spread it out around the floor
     Dm   Am/E  F     F#dim  Gm
It's ev - i -   dence of     what he was like
   Am       A7       Dm    (D-E-F-A-D-E-F gliss down)
He likes to remember when
 
Treble: D   E  F  A  D  E  F
Bass:   D   C#    C     B-natural
 
[chorus:]
Bb
Sha la la, sha la la lo li
    C              F    F/G  F/A
The end is growing near
Bb
We're treading water now
    C                F      F/G  F/A
And holding back our tears
Bb
And the day is rising
      C           Dm   D/C
We're sinking sha la la lo li
 
Treble: D   C#  D   F  E   F  G#  A  B-natural
Bass:   Bb  A   Bb  D  C#  D  E   F  F-G
 
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7    Am7/C
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7/C
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F
Gm7     Am7    A7
 
     Dm             Gm            Dm
In a minute it will all be coming down
         Dm              Gm             Dm
And they know it now but no one makes a sound
Dm   Am/E  F     F#dim  Gm
Such a     shame to     ruin this bright
Am   A7    Dm
Lazy sunny day
 
Treble: D   E  F  A  D  E  F
Bass:   D   C#    C     B-natural
 
Bb
Sha la la, sha la la lo li
    C              F    F/G  F/A
The end is growing near
Bb
We're treading water now
    C                F      F/G  F/A
And holding back our tears
Bb
And the day is rising
      C           Dm   D/C
We're sinking sha la la lo li
 
Treble: D   C#  D   F  E   F  G#  A  B-natural
Bass:   Bb  A   Bb  D  C#  D  E   F  F-G
 
   Bbmaj7      Bbdim/Db                Dm   Bbdim/Db  Dm    (D-A-G#-G natural-F-D-A-G#-G natural-F-D-C)
My my,     the cruelest lies are often told without a word
   Bbmaj7      Bbdim/Db           Dm   A/C#  Dm      A/C#  Dm    Am Gm7
My my,     the kindest truths are of - ten   spoke - n,    nev - er heard
 
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7    Am7/C
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7/C
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F
Gm7     Am7    A7
 
Treble: G  F  G  A  Bb  A  Bb  C  D  C  D  E  F  E  F  G  A  Bb  A  Bb  A  Bb  A  Bb  A  Bb  A  Bb  A  Bb  A Bb
Bass:   Gm7                                               Am                          A7
 
           Dm                     Gm                Dm
She said, "You've been pushing me like I was a sore tooth.
Dm                    Gm                      Dm
You can't respect me 'cause I've done so much for you."
Dm  Am/E  F     F#dim  Gm7
He  said, "Well I      hate that it's come to this
    Am         A7              Dm
But baby I was doing fine. How do you think
     Dm/C#          Dm/C         Dm/B
That I survived the other twenty-five before you?"
 
Bb
Sha la la, sha la la lo li
    C              F    F/G  F/A
The end is growing near
Bb
We're treading water now
    C                F      F/G  F/A
And holding back our tears
Bb
And the day is rising
      C           Dm   D/C
We're sinking sha la la lo li
 
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7/C
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F
Am7/Bb  Am7/F  Am7/Bb  Am7/F
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7
Am7/D   Am7    Am7/D   Am7/C
Am/Bb

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