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And So It Goes  - Billy Joel
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
>From "Storm Front".

Transcribed and arranged for guitar by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz).

Capo 5th fret.

3/4 time.
Slowly, with rubato.


INTRO:
       ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
||-----------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|-------------------|
||-----0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-----------------|-0-----0--3--3--0--|
||--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2-----0--------2--|-0--2--0--0--0--0--|
||-----------|----------4-----4--|-2-----2--------0--|-0--5--0--0--2--2--|
||--------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|----------2--3-----|
||-----3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|-3--2--3-----------|

  ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
|-------------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|
|-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------|
|-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--|
|-4-----------------|----------4-----4--|-2--------------0--|
|-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|
|-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|

  ,     ,     ,       ,     ,
|-------------------|----------||
|-0--3--3--0--------|----------||
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0--------||
|-0--0--2--2--0-----|-0--------||
|----2--3-----7-----|-2--------||
|-3-----------------|-3--------||


VERSES 1 & 2:
      ,         ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
||------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|-------------------|
||------0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-----------------|-0-----0--3--3--0--|
||*--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2-----0--------2--|-0--2--0--0--0--0--|
||*-----------|----------4-----4--|-2-----2--------0--|-0--5--0--0--2--2--|
||---------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|----------2--3-----|
||------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|-3--2--3-----------|
1. In every     heart    there is a room           A    sanctuary safe and
2.   I spoke to you     in cautious tones         You answered me with no pre-

  ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
|-------------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|
|-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------|
|-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--|
|-4-----------------|----------4-----4--|-2--------------0--|
|-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|
|-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|
  strong  To heal the wounds  from lovers past           Un-
 -tense   And still I feel     I said too much           My

  ,     ,     ,       ,     ,
|-------------------|------------||
|-0--3--3--0--------|------------||
|-0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0---------*||
|-0--0--2--2--0-----|-0---------*||
|----2--3-----7-----|-2----------||
|-3-----------------|-3----------||
-til a new one comes along
 silence is my self defense


CHORUS 1:
       ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
||-----------|-3-----------------|----------------0--|-0-----------------|
||-----0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----|-0--0--------------|
||--0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|-0-----2-----2-----|
||-----5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------0-----|-2--------5--5-----|
||-----------|-------------------|-------------------|-------4-----5-----|
||-----------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    And every  time    I've held a rose    It seems I only felt the thorns

   ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
|--------------------|-3-----------------|----------------0--|
|--------------0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----|
|-----------0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|
|-p4-----------5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------2-----|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
           And so it   goes,    and so it  goes    And so will

  ,     ,     ,        ,     ,
|-2--3--2-----------|------------||
|-0--------5--3-----|------------||
|-0-----2-----------|------------||
|-2-----------5-----|-p4---------||
|-------4-----5-----|------------||
|-------------------|------------||
 you soon I suppose


VERSE 3: [guitar as for verses 1 & 2]

But if my silence made you leave
Then that would be my worst mistake
So I will share this room with you
And you can have this heart to break


INSTRUMENTAL:
      ,       ,     ,     ,      ,    ,    ,     ,     ,     ,       ,   ,
||----7-10-|-12-------10-12-10-|-7-----------5-|-7-10-10-----3--3-|-3-------||
||-8-----0-|-------------------|-5-------------|----------8--5----|-0-------||
||----0----|-----------------7-|---------------|----------9-------|-0-------||
||---------|-10--------9-10----|-------------4-|-5--9-10-----0----|---------||
||---------|-------------------|---------------|------------------|---------||
||---------|-------------------|---------------|------------------|-3-------||


CHORUS 2:
       ,       ,    ,    ,       ,    ,    ,       ,       ,       ,
||-----------|-3---------------|--------------0--|-0----------------------|
||-----0--3--|-0------5--3--1--|-3------1--0-----|-0---0------------------|
||--0--------|-0---------0-----|-0---------0-----|-0-------2-------2------|
||-----------|-----------2-----|-1---------0-----|-2-----------5---5------|
||-----------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-------5------|
||-----3-----|-1---------------|-----------------|------------------------|
   And this is why   my eyes are closed Its just as well for all I've seen

   ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
|--------------------|-3-----------------|----------------0--|
|--------------0--3--|-0--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----|
|-----------0--------|-0-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|
|-p4-----------------|-------------2-----|-1-----------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------2-----|
|--------------3--2--|-1-----------------|-------------------|
           And so it   goes,    and so it  goes   And you're the

  ,     ,     ,        ,     ,
|-2--3--2-----------|------------||
|-0--------5--3-----|------------||
|-0-----2-----------|------------||
|-2-----------5-----|-p4---------||
|-------4-----5-----|------------||
|-------------------|------------||
  only one who knows


VERSE 4:
     ,         ,     ,     ,       ,    ,    ,     ,       ,       ,
||-----------|-0-----------0-----|---------------|-------------------------|
||-----0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-------------|-0-------0---3---3---0---|
||--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----0------2-|-0---2---0---0---0---0---|
||-----------|----------4-----4--|-2----2------0-|-0---5---0---0---2---2---|
||--------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|---------------|-------------2---3-------|
||-----3-----|-------------------|-0-----------2-|-3---2---3---------------|
    So I would choose   to be with you      That's if the choice were mine to

  ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
|-------------------|-0-----------0--2--|-3-----------------|
|-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------|
|-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--|
|-4-----------------|----------4-----0--|----------------0--|
|-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3-----|-------------------|
|-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|
  make    But you can make     decisions too            And

  ,       ,       ,         ,     ,
|-------------------------|-----------||
|-0---3---3---0-----------|-----------||
|-0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---------||
|-0---0---2---2---0-------|-0---------||
|-----2---3-------7-------|-2---------||
|-3-----------------------|-3---------||
 you can have this heart to break


CODA:
       ,         ,     ,     ,      ,    ,    ,     ,     ,     ,
||-----7--10--|-12-------10-12-10-|-7-----------5-|-7--5--7-10-10--7--|
||--8------0--|-------------------|-5-------------|-------------------|
||-----0------|-----------------7-|---------------|-------------------|
||------------|-10--------9-10----|-------------4-|-5--4--5--9-10-----|
||------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|
||------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|

   ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
|--5-----------------|-3-----------------|-------------------|
|--7-----------0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0--3--|
|-----------0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|
|--0-----------5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------0-----|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
           And so it   goes,   and so it   goes   And you're the

   ,       ,       ,         ,       ,
|-------------------------|--------------||
|--3---0------------------|--------------||
|--0-------0---0---0------|--------------|| Fine.
|--2-------0-------0------|--------------||
|--3-------7-------2------|--------------||
|------------------3------|--------------||
   only    one who knows




   \\\\   John Kean
   OO |   ~~~~~~~~~
   <  )   (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz)
   \/ | 
   `-
                        

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turnstiles27 wrote on March 13 2004, 12:00 am

There's no guitar in the song, so tabbing this must have been tough, but it sounds awesome. Good work!

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ryanh119 wrote on October 25 2006, 11:56 am

This tab is awesome. I love this song, and I like the idea of singing it along to a guitar. Thank you for taking the time to tab it out.

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angrynrdrckr wrote on February 14 2007, 12:19 am

hey man, great chord-melody... i just have two suggestions:

i think every second time it goes to that Cadd9 chord, you have a typo. i don't think that (x 3 x 0 2 0) is what you want, i think you want to repeat the (x 3 0 3 0) instead. it sounds much better. the C# really clashes with the C in the first chord, and there's no theoretical purpose for it.

secondly, i would suggest adding an A to the implied V chord at the end of each phrase-- the one that looks like ( x 7 0 0 x x). what i'm saying is, add the 5th (x 7 5 0 x x). it's not much, but it sounds nice, makes the chord fuller, and also makes melodic sense, as A is scale degree 2, which leads down to scale degree 1 in the next chord, the G.

other than that, it's a pretty solid tab. nice work.

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