‘Monkey’

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Just get the world off your shoulders and close your pretty blue eyes …


Transcribed by Michael A. Mazur (mmazur@wpi.edu)

All guitars tuned down 1/2 step (Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
Note: All chords given are relative to downtuned guitars;
Hence, all chords sound 1/2 step lower than written
Intro: (chords played by piano)
|* Asus4 A Asus4 A *| played twice
|————————–|
|————————–|
|————————–| Guitar 2 plays this on the repeat
|————————–|
|–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–0–|
|————————–|

Verse:
D
All dressed up
No place to go
Bm
Hey monkey, when you gonna show
E
your face around me?
I know all the wrongs and rights
And I just want a little light to fall on me
D Bm E
|————————–|———–4–2——-|
|—–3—–3—–3—–3–|——–0–0–0——-|
|—–2—–2—–4—–4–|—–1—————-| Guitar 1 plays
|–0—–0—————–|–2——————-| this twice over
|————–2—–2—–|———————-| the verse, while
|————————–|———————-|
| | |
|————————–|–12————-NH—|
|————————–|–12————<12>–|
|————————–|–13——–13——–| Guitar 2 plays
|————————–|–14—/14————| this
|————————–|———————-|
|————————–|———————-|

Chorus:
Bm D A E
Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I’ve been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Bm D E
Hey monkey, where you been?

Bm D A E
|————————–|-{0}———-4\2——–|
|——–3———–3—–|——–2—–0-0——–|
|—–4—–4—–2—–2–|—–2—–2——-1—–|
|–4———–0———–|–2——————-2–|
|————————–|————————-|
|————————–|————————-|
*The high E note is played only
by guitar 2
Bm D A E
|————————–|————–4–5–4–2–|
|——–3———–3—–|——–2—–0–0–0–0–|
|—–4—–4—–2—–2–|—–2—–2————–|
|–4———–0———–|–2———————–|
|————————–|————————–|
|————————–|————————–|

Bm D A E
|————————–|————–2–0–0–|
|——–3———–3—–|——–2—–0–0–0–|
|—–4—–4—–2—–2–|—–2—–2——–1–|
|–4———–0———–|–2——————–|
|————————–|———————–|
|————————–|———————–|

Bm D A
|——————–|–0–|
|——–3—–3–3–|–2–|
|—–4—–4–2–2–|–2–|
|–4———–0–0–|–2–|
|——————–|—–|
|——————–|—–|

During the choruses, guitar 1 plays the above part, with minor
variation.
Guitar 2 roughly doubles guitar 1’s part during the first chorus.

Verse: (Guitar 2 tacet)
Well I’m all messed
That’s nothing new
Hey monkey, when you open up your blue eyes
I don’t know if I’m wide awake or dreaming
But all I ever need is everything
* (w/ fill 1)
Hey monkey, where you been?
* (w/ fill 2)
This lonely spiral I’ve been in
* (w/ fill 3)
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?

Fills: 1 2 3
|———–10b(12)—–|–|———-8/10–|–|–(9)r7–7–|
|–(10)r9—————|–|–(10)r8——–|–|————|
|———————–|–|—————-|–|————|
|———————–|–|—————-|–|————|
|———————–|–|—————-|–|————|
|———————–|–|—————-|–|————|

Bridge:
Asus4 – A
E A D
Just get the world off your shoulders
and close your pretty blue eyes
Em Bm D
Hey monkey, what’s life without an
Asus2 A
occasional surprise?

Solo: (Guitar 1 plays D Bm E, as in verse)
Guitar 2 plays:
|——————————|
|——————————|
|–18–18–18–18–18–18–18–|
|——————————|
|——————————|
|——————————|

|———–17———–17———–|
|————————————-|
|–18b(19)——18b(19)——(19)r18–|
|————————————-|
|————————————-|
|————————————-|

|———————-17———–|—————————|
|———————————–|—14–14——————|
|–16/18–18–18b(19)——(19)r18–|–(18)r16–14–16–14–14–|
|———————————–|—————————|
|———————————–|—————————|
|———————————–|—————————|

|——————————————–|
|–15b(17)–(17)–(17)–(17)r15————–|
|——————————–14–14–14–|
|——————————————–|
|——————————————–|
|——————————————–|

|——————————————–|–16b(18)r16——|
|–17b(19)–(19)–(19)–(19)r17————–|————–17–|
|——————————–14–14–14–|——————|
|——————————————–|——————|
|——————————————–|——————|
|——————————————–|——————|

Verse:
(Guitars tacet)
Got nowhere but home to go
* (both guitars enter with the E chord)
Got Ben Folds on my radio right now
(Right here, the guitars switch channels;
gtr. 1 is now right panned, gtr. 2 is now left)

(Guitar 1 plays only the chords now, guitar 2 plays the part below)
I’m in trouble for the things I need
Hey monkey don’t you want to be needed too?

|–17–|———–17——–17——–|
|——|——————————-|
|——|–18b(19)——(19)——(19)–|Guitar 2 plays this over the
|——|——————————-|second half of the verse
|——|——————————-|
|——|——————————-|

|———–17——17——|—————————–|——|
|—————————|———-17–17–17———|——|
|–(19)r18——18——18–|–18–16————–16/18–|–19–|
|—————————|—————————–|——|
|—————————|—————————–|——|
|—————————|—————————–|——|

Chorus:
(Played exactly like the second chorus, with the fills in gtr. 2)

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I’ve been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
* (w/ Fill 4)
Hey monkey, where you been?
* (w/ Fill 5)
Hey monkey, where you been?
Hey monkey, where you been?

Fill 4
|——————————|
|–12–(12)r10/12–12b(14)r12–|
|——————————|
|——————————|
|——————————|
|——————————|

Fill 5
|——————————-|–15/17–|
|–14–(14)r12–14–15b(17)r15–|———|
|——————————-|———|
|——————————-|———|
|——————————-|———|
|——————————-|———|


All dressed up
No place to go
Hey monkey, when you gonna show your face around me?
I know all the wrongs and rights
And I just want a little light to fall on me

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I’ve been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?

We’ll I’m all messed up
That’s nothing new
Hey monkey, when you open up your blue eyes
I don’t know if I’m wide awake or dreaming
But all I ever need is everything

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I’ve been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?

Just get the world off your shoulders
And close your pretty blue eyes
Hey monkey, what’s life without an occasional surprise?

Got no where but home to go
Got Ben Folds on my radio right now
I’m in trouble for the things I need
Hey monkey don’t you want to be needed too?

Hey monkey, where you been?
This lonely spiral I’ve been in
Hey monkey, when can we begin?
Hey monkey, where you been?

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