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Close To The Borderline Chords

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Billy Joel   Close to the Borderline

Tabbed by Baddguitar

Chords:
A5  x022xx
C5  x355xx
G5  355xxx
D5  x577xx
E5  022xxx   or   x799xx
F#m 244222
C#7 x46464
C#5 x466xx

You have to listen to the recording to get the timing.  Here are the chords I heard...

Intro

Drum beat 

Guitar  (twice)

  A5  A5      A5  A5    D5  D5      (G D   G D)= "Riff"

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------------------------------------8p7---8p7-----|
--2---2-------2---2------7---7------7p7---7p7-----|
--2---2-------2---2------7---7------9p7---9p7-----|
--0---0-------0---0------5---5--------------------|
--------------------------------------------------|

A5                              C5
Blackout, heatwave, .44 caliber homicide 
G5                                    D5                    (G D G D)        
The bums drop dead and dogs go mad in packs on the West Side 
A5                                                C5
Young girl standing on a ledge looks like another suicide 
             G5                                            D5                (G D G D)
She wants to hit those bricks 'Cause the news at six gotta stick to a deadline

          E5                   F#m               D5                                 A5      
While the millionaires hide in Beekman Place The bag ladies throw their bones in my face 
      E5                     F#m            D5                                         A5 
I get attacked by a kid with stereo sound I don't want to hear it but he won't turn it down 
E5                     C#7            F#m           E5               D5
Life is tough but it's just enough To hold back the tears until it's closing time 

A5           D5
I survived, I'm still alive 
                E5(hold)            A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)
But I'm getting close to the borderline                Close to the borderline 

A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)

A5                                                   C5
A buck three eighty Won't buy you much lately on the street these days 
             G5                                              D5                    (G D G D)  
And when you can't get gas You know you can't drive fast anymore on the parkways 
A5                                      C5
Rich man, poor man, either way American shoved into the lost and found 
    G5                                                D5                    (G D G D) 
The no nukes yell we're gonna all go to hell With the next big meltdown 

      E5                   F#m          D5                                        A5          
I got remote control and a color T.V. I don't change channels so they must change me 
      E5                          F#m               D5                                          A5 
I got real close friends that will get me high They don't know how to talk and they ain't gonna try
E5                   C#7               F#m         E5           D5
I shouldn't bitch, I shouldn't cry I'd start a revolution but I don't have time 
A5                   D5
I don't know why I'm still a nice guy 
                E5(hold)                A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)
But I'm getting close to the borderline     Close to the borderline 

A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)

C#5                        D5
I thought I'd sacrifice so many things 
C#5                          E5
I thought I'd throw them all away 
C#5                     F#m    E5
I didn't think I needed anything 
           D5                                   E5 
Ah But you can't afford to squander what you're not prepared to pay 


A5   C5  G5  D5  (G D G D)    A5   C5  G5  D5  (G D G D)

E5                     F#m            D5                             A5  
I need a doctor for my pressure pills I need a lawyer for my medical bills 
E5                   F#m           D5                             A5
I need a banker to finance my home I need security to back my loan 
E5                    C#7               F#m       E5              D5
It isn't new what I'm going through But everybody knows you got to break sometime 
A5                         D5
Another night I fought the good fight 
                E5(hold)                A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)
But I'm getting closer to the borderline                   Closer to the borderline 


A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)
A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)
A5 A5  A5 A5  D5 D5  (G D G D)
(Fade)
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