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Capo
5th fret
And So It Goes  - Billy Joel
 
From "Storm Front".

Capo 5th fret.

3/4 time.
Slowly, with rubato.


 [Intro]
        ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e||-----------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|-------------------|
B||-----0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-----------------|-0-----0--3--3--0--|
G||--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2-----0--------2--|-0--2--0--0--0--0--|
D||-----------|----------4-----4--|-2-----2--------0--|-0--5--0--0--2--2--|
A||--------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|----------2--3-----|
E||-----3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|-3--2--3-----------|

   ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e|-------------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|
B|-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------|
G|-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--|
D|-4-----------------|----------4-----4--|-2--------------0--|
A|-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|
E|-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|

   ,     ,     ,       ,     ,
e|-------------------|----------||
B|-0--3--3--0--------|----------||
G|-0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0--------||
D|-0--0--2--2--0-----|-0--------||
A|----2--3-----7-----|-2--------||
E|-3-----------------|-3--------||


 [Verses 1 & 2]
       ,         ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e||------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|-------------------|
B||------0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-----------------|-0-----0--3--3--0--|
G||*--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2-----0--------2--|-0--2--0--0--0--0--|
D||*-----------|----------4-----4--|-2-----2--------0--|-0--5--0--0--2--2--|
A||---------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|----------2--3-----|
E||------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-

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

   ,     ,     ,       ,     ,
e|-------------------|------------||
B|-0--3--3--0--------|------------||
G|-0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0---------*||
D|-0--0--2--2--0-----|-0---------*||
A|----2--3-----7-----|-2----------||
E|-3-----------------|-3----------||
-til a new one comes along
 silence is my self defense


 [Chorus 1]
        ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e||-----------|-3-----------------|----------------0--|-0-----------------|
B||-----0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----|-0--0--------------|
G||--0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|-0-----2-----2-----|
D||-----5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------0-----|-2--------5--5-----|
A||-----------|-------------------|-------------------|-------4-----5-----|
E||-----------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
    And every  time    I've held a rose    It seems I only felt the thorns

    ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e|--------------------|-3-----------------|----------------0--|
B|--------------0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----|
G|-----------0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|
D|-p4-----------5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------2-----|
E|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
           And so it   goes,    and so it  goes    And so will

   ,     ,     ,        ,     ,
e|-2--3--2-----------|------------||
B|-0--------5--3-----|------------||
G|-0-----2-----------|------------||
D|-2-----------5-----|-p4---------||
A|-------4-----5-----|------------||
E|-------------------|------------||
 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]
       ,       ,     ,     ,      ,    ,    ,     ,     ,     ,       ,   ,
e||----7-10-|-12-------10-12-10-|-7-----------5-|-7-10-10-----3--3-|-3-------||
B||-8-----0-|-------------------|-5-------------|----------8--5----|-0-------||
G||----0----|-----------------7-|---------------|----------9-------|-0-------||
D||---------|-10--------9-10----|-------------4-|-5--9-10-----0----|---------||
A||---------|-------------------|---------------|------------------|---------||
E||---------|-------------------|---------------|------------------|-3-------||


 [Chorus 2]
        ,       ,    ,    ,       ,    ,    ,       ,       ,       ,
e||-----------|-3---------------|--------------0--|-0----------------------|
B||-----0--3--|-0------5--3--1--|-3------1--0-----|-0---0------------------|
G||--0--------|-0---------0-----|-0---------0-----|-0-------2-------2------|
D||-----------|-----------2-----|-1---------0-----|-2-----------5---5------|
A||-----------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-------5------|
E||-----3-----|-1---------------|-----------------|------------------------|
   And this is why   my eyes are closed Its just as well for all I've seen

    ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e|--------------------|-3-----------------|----------------0--|
B|--------------0--3--|-0--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----|
G|-----------0--------|-0-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|
D|-p4-----------------|-------------2-----|-1-----------------|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------2-----|
E|--------------3--2--|-1-----------------|-------------------|
           And so it   goes,    and so it  goes   And you're the

   ,     ,     ,        ,     ,
e|-2--3--2-----------|------------||
B|-0--------5--3-----|------------||
G|-0-----2-----------|------------||
D|-2-----------5-----|-p4---------||
A|-------4-----5-----|------------||
E|-------------------|------------||
  only one who knows


 [Verse 4]
      ,         ,     ,     ,       ,    ,    ,     ,       ,       ,
e||-----------|-0-----------0-----|---------------|-------------------------|
B||-----0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-------------|-0-------0---3---3---0---|
G||--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----0------2-|-0---2---0---0---0---0---|
D||-----------|----------4-----4--|-2----2------0-|-0---5---0---0---2---2---|
A||--------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|---------------|-------------2---3-------|
E||-----3-----|-------------------|-0-----------2-|-3---2---3---------------|
    So I would choose   to be with you      That's if the choice were mine to

   ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e|-------------------|-0-----------0--2--|-3-----------------|
B|-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------|
G|-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--|
D|-4-----------------|----------4-----0--|----------------0--|
A|-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3-----|-------------------|
E|-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|
  make    But you can make     decisions too            And

   ,       ,       ,         ,     ,
e|-------------------------|-----------||
B|-0---3---3---0-----------|-----------||
G|-0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---------||
D|-0---0---2---2---0-------|-0---------||
A|-----2---3-------7-------|-2---------||
E|-3-----------------------|-3---------||
 you can have this heart to break


 [Coda}
        ,         ,     ,     ,      ,    ,    ,     ,     ,     ,
e||-----7--10--|-12-------10-12-10-|-7-----------5-|-7--5--7-10-10--7--|
B||--8------0--|-------------------|-5-------------|-------------------|
G||-----0------|-----------------7-|---------------|-------------------|
D||------------|-10--------9-10----|-------------4-|-5--4--5--9-10-----|
A||------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|
E||------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------|

    ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,       ,     ,     ,
e|--5-----------------|-3-----------------|-------------------|
B|--7-----------0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0--3--|
G|-----------0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|
D|--0-----------5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------0-----|
A|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
E|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
           And so it   goes,   and so it   goes   And you're the

    ,       ,       ,         ,       ,
e|-------------------------|--------------||
B|--3---0------------------|--------------||
G|--0-------0---0---0------|--------------|| Fine.
D|--2-------0-------0------|--------------||
A|--3-------7-------2------|--------------||
E|------------------3------|--------------||
   only    one who knows



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+2 reply
turnstiles27 10 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 51 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 10 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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