The Decemberists

Ben Franklins Song

The Decemberists

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Ben Franklins Song

	  		
Intro: G  C  G  C 


verse 1 
    G 
Electricity, yeah you can all thank me 
            C                                 Am 
Took some lightning, a kite, and a fat brass key 
            Bm                             C                           
And they?re putting up street lights in gay Paris 
       Am            D         G      C   
You?re welcome from our young nation 

         G 
I?m the only American the French wanna see 
      C                             Am 
They call me a genius, I can?t disagree 
          Bm                                    C                 
They have guns, they have funds, they can set us free 
  Am       D      G       
Invest in my reputation 

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Am And do you know who the fuck I am? C Yeah do you know who the fuck I am? Am Do you know who the fuck I am? C G C I am Poor-Richard's-Almanack-writing Benjamin fucking Franklin
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verse 2 G I said early to bed, bitches, early to rise C Am They make a man healthy, wealthy and wise Bm C Soldiers are fighting for freedom, they have no supplies Am D G So diplomacy happens at night G John Adams debates at the gates of Versailles C Am Ay, he whines and parades and awaits a reply Bm C As I stay up late with a succulent breast or a thigh Am D G Alright, diplomacy happens at night
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Am And do you know who the fuck I am? C Yeah do you know who the fuck I am? Am Do you know who the fuck I am? C G I am seventy-six-and-I?ll-still-kick-your-ass fucking Franklin
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Bridge Em C One pain that lingers, the hitch in my stride Em C Is my son back at home who I could not guide Bm C Who sits alone in a prison cell on the wrong side Am D G C Stands against our young nation verse 3 G So I play my ambassador part with pride C Am I am known in the world, and the world is wide Bm To my children, my sins may be magnified C Am D G But I?d do it all again, no hesitation
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Am And do you know who the fuck I am? C Yeah do you know who the fuck I am? Am Do you know who the fuck I am? C (Am) I am Poor-Richard's-Almanack-writing Benjamin fucking Franklin
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Outro Am (Do you know who the fuck I am?) who the fuck I am? C (Do you know who the fuck I am?) who the fuck I am? Am (Do you know who the fuck I am?) C Am I am Poor-Richard's-Almanack-writing, polymath, bifocal-wearing Em Bb G Hardened glass harmonica-playing Benjamin fucking Franklin

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