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Just The Way You Are Chords



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Just the Way You Are

Billy Joel

D    Gm6/D    G/D    Gm6/D    G/D    D

           Bm6          Gmaj7                    Bm       D7          Gmaj7
Don’t go changing                     to try to please me
           Gm         D/F#                  Am7  D7                Gmaj 7
You never let me down before          --  mmm              hmmm
        Gm6       D/F#                         Bm7           Bm7/E
Don’t imagine                    you’re too familiar
             E9      G/A
And I don’t see you anymore

 D           Bm6      Gmaj7                    Bm    D7          Gmaj7
I would not leave you            in times of trouble
          Gm                      D/F#    Am7 D7          Gmaj7
We never could have come this far  -- mmmm   hmmm
           Gm6          D/F#                        Bm7       Em7
I took the good times,        I’ll take the bad times
              G/A               D   Gm6/D  G/D   D    Gm6/D    G/D      G
I’ll take you just the way you are
                A                   F#m7  B7     Em7
I need you to know that you will always be 
                A              D
The same old someone that I knew
Am/C     Bb                C                          Am7   D   D7   Gm7
Oh        what will it take for you to believe in me
             C                          G/A
The way that I believe in you
D           Bm6      Gmaj7                   Bm       D7        Gmaj7
I said I love you           and that’s forever
             Gm                   D/F#         Am7 D7    Gmaj7
And this I promise from the heart            -- mm   mmmm
            Gm6      D/F#                Bm7         Em7
I could not love you               any better
               G/A              D   Gm6/D  G/D   D    Gm6/D    G/D      D
I love you just the way you are


 D            Bm6   G7      Bm        D7        Gmaj7
I don’t want clever    conversation
        Gm                   D/F#      Am7  D7        Gmaj7
I never want to work that hard --     mm hmmm
            Gm6       D/F#                        Bm7           Em7
I just want someone               that I can talk to
         G/A                   Bb   C   Am7   D7   Gm7   A7   Dmaj7
I want you just the way you are 

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eddiemiddle wrote on September 21 2015, 11:15 pm

Seems this is the most accurate of the bunch. The G7 in the first line of the last verse should be Gmaj7. There are a lot of opportunities to do some smooth chord transitions/minimal finger movements. As an example, try using the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th fingers for the first D of the verses, then playing the Bm6 as x20132. Or playing the Bm to D7 as x2x232 (Bm7) then xx0212 (D7). Or Gmaj7 (3x0002) to Gm6 (3x0330) to D/F# (2x023x) to Bm7 (x2x232) to Em7 (020030 or 02x030).

The intro should read as a measure of D then Gm6/D, then a measure of D then G/D and D. The intro lays well to play the D as as mini barre chord using the 1st finger across the top three strings with the 2nd finger playing the 3rd fret of the B string then playing the Gm6 that follows as xx0353 and moving that mini barre from the 2nd fret for the D to the 3rd fret with the pinky on the 5th fret of the B string. Then, after the same mini barre D as the third chord of the intro, play the G/D as xx0334 using the 3rd finger on high E string and the 4th finger on the G string, and then pulling the 3rd and 4th fingers off for a return to the mini barre D chord. The variation is to do the G/D as xx0787 to D as xx0775.

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eddiemiddle wrote on September 23 2015, 05:23 pm

Tried to give this 5 stars and will try one more time, if the limitations of Ultimate Guitar's postings allow it.

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