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SONG:   A MATTER OF TRUST
ARTIST: BILLY JOEL
ALBUM:  THE BRIDGE
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM

NOTE: I HAVE OFFERED 2 VERSIONS BECAUSE THERE ARE
      2 GUITARS PLAYING THIS SONG AND EACH ONE IS
      PLAYING SOMETHING DIFFERENT. SO, IT'S YOUR
      CHOICE WHAT TAB YOU WISH TO USE.


                     A MATTER OF TRUST
                         BILLY JOEL
INTRO: 

Spoken:  One, two, a one, two, three, four

Play 2x's (Improvise on this pattern if you want)

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|


VERSE:
 D                   A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                          A           Bm         F#m
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                             A
And they may not want it to end
                          A7           D
But it will, it's just a question of when


VERSE:
D                  A             Bm
I've lived long enough to have learned
D                          A       Bm           F#m
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
                         A
But that won't happen to us
                            A7        D
Because it's always been a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL:  - PLAY INTRO - 

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|



VERSE:
D                 A         Bm
I know you're an emotional girl
D                         A             Bm           F#m
It took a lot for you to not lose your faith in this world
                    A
I can't offer you proof
                         A7        D
But you're gonna face a moment of truth


VERSE:
D                      A        Bm
It's hard when you're always afraid
D                      A        Bm          F#m
You just recover when another belief is betrayed
                          A
So break my heart if you must
        A7         A          
It's a matter of trust 


BREAK:
     Em          
You can't go the distance
     F#m  
With too much resistance
   G              F#m
I know you have doubts                   sl.
          A                       G    G / A   D
But for God's sake don't shut me out 


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
This time you've got nothing to lose
D                         A          Bm         F#m
You can take it, you can leave it whatever you choose
                       A
I won't hold back anything
                      A7        D
And I'll walk away a fool or a king


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the mind
D                             A      Bm       F#m
It's make believe until it's only a matter of time
                                  A
And some might have learned to adjust
                         A7        D
But then it never was a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL: PLAY IMPROVISED INTRO 3x's 
THEN A BARRE CHORD A or POWER CHORD A


BREAK:
     Em
I'm sure you're aware love
       F#m                     G          F#m
We've both had our share of believing too long
                                      sl.
           A                   G    G / A   D
When the whole situation was wrong 


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the soul
D                          A        Bm       F#m
A constant battle for the ultimate state of control
                             A
After you've heard lie upon lie
                       A7          D
There can hardly be a question of why


VERSE:
D                    A          Bm
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                        A            Bm         F#m
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                         A
But that can't happen to us
                           A7        D
'Cause it's always been a matter of trust 


OUTRO:
Play INTRO over and over (about 5 times) 
and sing these words ....

It's a matter of trust

It's always been a matter of trust 

It's a matter of trust


===================== OR PLAY THIS VERSION =======================


ARTIST: BILLY JOEL
ALBUM:  THE BRIDGE
TAB BY: DON CZARSKI
EMAIL:  GUITARZAN7@HOTMAIL.COM


                     A MATTER OF TRUST
                         BILLY JOEL
INTRO: 

Spoken:  One, two, a one, two, three, four

Play 2x's (Improvise on this pattern if you want)

      D      Bm7
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|


VERSE:
 D                  Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                          Bm7                    F#m7
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                             A
And they may not want it to end
                          A7           D
But it will, it's just a question of when


VERSE:
D                 Bm7
I've lived long enough to have learned
D                         Bm7                    F#m7
The closer you get to the fire the more you get burned
                         A
But that won't happen to us
                            A7        D
Because it's always been a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL: 

    D      Bm7
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|

      D      Bm
      sl.
E ----------------------------------|
B ----------------------------------|  
G ---7/9--7------7-7--7h9p7--7h9p7--|
D ---7/9--7--7h9-----9--------------|
A ----------------------------------|
E ----------------------------------|


VERSE:
D                 Bm7
I know you're an emotional girl
D                        Bm7                          F#m7
It took a lot for you to not lose your faith in this world
                    A
I can't offer you proof
                         A7        D
But you're gonna face a moment of truth


VERSE:
D                     Bm7
It's hard when you're always afraid
D                     Bm7                  F#m7
You just recover when another belief is betrayed
                          A
So break my heart if you must
        A7         A          
It's a matter of trust 


BREAK:
    Em7          
You can't go the distance
     F#m7  
With too much resistance
   Em7           F#m7
I know you have doubts                   sl.
        Dmaj7                     G    G / A   D
But for God's sake don't shut me out 


VERSE:
D                    Bm7
This time you've got nothing to lose
D                         Bm7                   F#m7
You can take it, you can leave it whatever you choose
                       A
I won't hold back anything
                      A7        D
And I'll walk away a fool or a king


VERSE:
D                   Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the mind
D                            Bm7              F#m7
It's make believe until it's only a matter of time
                                  A
And some might have learned to adjust
                         A7        D
But then it never was a matter of trust 


INSTRUMENTAL: PLAY IMPROVISED INTRO 3x's 
THEN A BARRE CHORD A or POWER CHORD A


BREAK:
     Em7
I'm sure you're aware love
      F#m7                    Em7         F#m7
We've both had our share of believing too long
                                      sl.
         Dmaj7                 G    G / A   D
When the whole situation was wrong 


VERSE:
D                   Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the soul
D                         Bm7                 F#m7
A constant battle for the ultimate state of control
                             A
After you've heard lie upon lie
                       A7          D
There can hardly be a question of why


VERSE:
D                   Bm7
Some love is just a lie of the heart
D                        Bm7                      F#m7
The cold remains of what began with a passionate start
                         A
But that can't happen to us
                           A7        D
'Cause it's always been a matter of trust 


OUTRO:
Play INTRO over and over (about 5 times) 
and sing these words ....

It's a matter of trust

It's always been a matter of trust 

It's a matter of trust




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maguri 25,164 wrote on February 24 2015, 03:05 pm

Used to play this with a cover band.Good song, fine tab!

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DON CZARSKI 22,110 wrote on February 19 2016, 09:34 am, edited at 03:10 pm

NOTE: In this song there are 2 guitars playing....
They both are not in my opinion really playing chords per say but picking at individual parts of the chords...
There is an older Japanese man on you tube that does an excellent job covering this song
and you can see this in his video..

http://youtu.be/n2po6R7OOgw

Also, I have seen others cover this song on you tube and elsewhere
and have seen them playing one or the other of my chord versions....
I believe if you are playing acoustically perhaps the first version may work
well and the second version I have sounds best played to
the CD version along with Billy Joel....
So again, the choice is yours as to how you want to play the song....

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