Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Piano Man Chords

ver3
174,806 views 1,310 this week
10 commentsread comments
1 2 3 4 5
accurate
x 29
add to favorites launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
highlight chords
display chords
Autoscroll
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Contributor
Difficulty
novice
WARNING: You are trying to view
                                    content from Ultimate-Guitar.com
                                    in an unauthorized application,
                                    which is prohibited.

                                    Please use an official Ultimate
                                    Guitar Tabs application for iPhone,
                                    iPad or Android to access legitimate
                                    chords, guitar, bass, and drum tabs
                                    from Ultimate-Guitar.com database.

                                    Type "ultimate guitar tabs" in Apple
                                    App Store's or Android Market's
                                    search to find the application.
PIANO MAN 
By: Billy Joel

Tabbed by Caroline & Kris 

Waltzing rhythm 6/8

INTRO
C G Am C F C D G
C G Am C F G C C F F

FIRST VERSE: 
    C      G           Am      C        
Its nine o’clock on a saturday      
    F         C         D        G          
The regular crowd shuffles in
           C      G         Am         C             
There’s an old man  sitting next to me          
        F          G         C      C
Making love to his tonic and gin 

C  G  Am  C  F  G  C  C  F  F

        C           G         Am     C           
He says son can you play me a memory    
     F          C           D      G
I’m not really sure how it goes
          C           G           Am           C    
But it’s sad and its sweet and I knew it complete 
     F        G             C      C
when I wore a younger man’s clothes 

Am    C                  D7   D7   Am        
La da da     de de Da               
   C            D7  D7          G  G7 G* G7*
da da     de de Da     da DA


CHORUS: 
C         G             Am        C   
Sing us a song you’re the piano man     
F         C       D     G
Sing us a song tonight
            C          G          Am     C     
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody   
    F             G           C     C
and you’ve got us feeling all right

C G Am C F G C C F F C C F F

VERSE 2
Now John at the bar – he’s a friend of mine, 
he gets me my drinks for free
And he’s quick with a joke or to light up your smoke 
but there’s some place that he’d rather be 
(interlude)
He says bill I believe this is killing me 
as the smile ran away from his face, 
Well I’m sure that I could be a movie star,
if I could get out of this place

La da da de de Da   Da da da  de de Da DA DE

VERSE 3
Now Paul is a real estate novelist 
who never had time for a wife
And he’s talking with Davy who’s still in the navy 
and probably will be for life
(interlude)
And the waitress is practising politics 
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness 
but its better than drinking alone

PIANO SOLO

CHORUS

VERSE 4
It’s a pretty good crowd for a saturday 
And the manager gives me a smile
Cause he knows that it’s me they've been coming to see 
To forget about life for a while
(interlude)
And the piano sounds like a carnival 
and the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar 
and say man what are you doing here? 

La da da de de Da   Da da da  de de Da DA DE

CHORUS

CODA


Chords

-G7-    -G7*      -G*-
 1        1        0
 0        3        3
 0        0        0
 0        0        0
 2        2        2
 3        3        x
comments
print report bad tab
10 comments total. Showing first comments.
0 reply
Raktor wrote on January 28 2007, 03:24 am

Look at the original piano man, some of the chords are off.

0 reply
Shotgun-Staind wrote on June 25 2007, 12:48 pm

Sorry but that is wrong

0 reply
nrlsky wrote on February 18 2008, 11:27 pm

The D is way off.

I want to post or [tab]
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!