Best Imitation Of Myself by Ben Folds

Best Imitation Of Myself chords by Ben Folds

Guitar chords with lyrics

Modified from Paul J. Hyun's tab by brandon.bsh.simon
"Best Imitation of Myself" by Ben Folds Five

Tab names and lyrics corrected for easier playability. Thanks to Paul for his work on this tab!

Verse:
       C          C/B
I feel like a quote out of context,
  Am        G    F        G      Am D
Withholding the rest so I can be for you what you wanna see.
     C          C/B   Am
I got the gesture and sounds, got the timing down
G   F        G       Am    D
It's uncanny, yeah, you'd think it was me. Do you think I should
G    E7   Am   G    D
Take a class to lose my southern accent?
  F     G       F      G
Did I make me up or make the face that is stuck
     F    G      C
I do the best imitation of myself.

Verse:
  C           C/B  Am       G
The "problem with you" speech you gave me was fine
      F     G    Am     D
I liked the theories about my little stage.
   C         C/B   Am
And I swore I was listening till I started drifting
G     F       G     Am   D
Around the part about me acting my age.  Now if it's
G    E7      Am    G  D
All the same... I've people to entertain.
      F     G        F      G
You know I'll juggle one-handed, do some magic tricks and
  F    G     C
The best imitation of myself.

Bridge:
E7          Am
Maybe I'm thinking myself in a hole...
E7  Am
Wondering...
   F     Am
Who I am when I oughta know
      F   Am     E7
Straighten up now time to go fool somebody else...
Am    G  D  G E7
Fool somebody else.

Verse:
         C       C/B  Am     G
Last night I was east with them... and west within...
     F        G     Am  D
Trying to be for you what you wanna see.
     C            C/B   Am
But I can't help it with you, the good and bad comes through
G       F        G      Am D
Don't want you hanging out with no-one but me.
        G    E7     Am      G   D
Now that it's all the same... it comes from the same place.
     F        G
And if my mind's somewhere else
       F    G
You won't be able to tell
     F    G      C
I do the best imitation of myself

Outro:
      F    G
Yes it's uncanny to see
       F      G
You'd really think it was me.
     F    G   Am   D
The best imitation of myself...
     F    G      D

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