Ben Franklins Song Chords

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[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

[Chorus 1 :]
          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
I am Poor - Richard's - Almanack - writing Benjamin
    G    C
fucking Franklin

[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 berates 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

[Chorus 2 :]
          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
I am seventy - six - and - I’ll - still - kick - your
G
ass fucking Franklin

[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

[Chorus 3 :]
          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
I am Poor - Richard's - Almanack - writing Benjamin
    ( Am )
fucking Franklin

[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
Harp and glass harmonica
       Bb                   G
playing Benjamin fucking Franklin
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