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Just The Way You Are Chords

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Just The Way You Are
-Billy Joel
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Transcribed by Guitar Player Extraordinaire, Tim Stoll
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*Note:
Notice that the Dominant 7/9 chord is used in the fourth
line (measure 13), while the minor7th chord is used in
the last line of each verse .
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Helpful chord voicings:
A11: A(open 5th string),G,B,D,A
Gmaj7: G,F#,B,D

Frets the chords are played on:
D: 5th
E7/9: 7th
Gmaj7: 3rd
D7/9: 5th
Gm7: 3rd
Fm7: 2nd
Am7: 5th
Bm7: 7th
Em7: 9th
A11: 3rd
A: 5th
Bb: 6th
C: 8th
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Intro is in ?D?
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Verse 1:

D--------E7/9-----Gmaj7-------D----------D7/9
Don't go changing, to try and please me

Gmaj7-----Gm7-----------Fm7?-Am7-?D7/9
You never let me down before

Gmaj7--Gm7?---Fm7------------Bm7
Don't imagine?. you're too familiar

E7/9-------------------A11
And I don't see you anymore

D-----------E7/9-----Gmaj7--------D------D7/9
I would not leave you in times of trouble

Gmaj7----Gm7------------------Fm7?-Am7?-D7/9
We never could have come this far

Gmaj7------Gm7--------Fm7------------Bm7
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times

Em7----------------------------D
I'll take you just the way you are
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Verse 2:

Don't go trying some new fashion
Don't change the color of your hair
You always have my unspoken passion
Although I might not seem to care

I don't want clever conversation
I never want to work that hard
I just want someone that I can talk to
I want you just the way you are.
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Chorus:

Gmaj7-----A------------------Fm7----Bm7
I need to know that you will always be

Em7-------------------------D-----D7/9
The same old someone that I knew

Bb-----------C----------------Am7------D
What will it take 'till you believe in me

Gm7-----------------------A11
The way that I believe in you.
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Verse 3:

I said I love you, and that's forever
And this I promise from the heart
I couldn?t love you any better
Em7-------------------------D
I love you just the way you are.

(Saxophone solo)

(back to second half of verse 2,
?I don?t want clever conversation??
then fade w/ sax solo)

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Lynxlynch 104 wrote on April 12 2009, 03:21 pm

Fm should be a F#m

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giltaylor 119 wrote on July 17 2009, 05:10 pm

If your gonna lable yourself "GPE" you need to tab as such...novice musicians will have no idea what your doin or trying to convey so double check your stuff before you go on bragging about your incompetent work

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