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Just The Way You Are Chords

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Another great song by Billy Joel . This version is full of jazzy chords. Try playing this with your fingers. With a bit of practice you could give it a nice bossanova rhythm. Enjoy. Was this info helpful? Yes No
The Chords as I play them. The ones that are not here are just standard chords

e|----x----------------x---|----x--------7----------5-----x---------x--| 
B|----5------3---------3---|----3--------5----------5-----3---------3--| 
G|----6------4---------4---|----2--------5----------5-----2---------4--| 
D|----4------4---------4---|----0--------x----------4-----2---------5--| 
A|----5------x---------x---|----2--------5----------5-----x---------x--| 
E|----x------4---------3---|----x--------x----------x-----2---------0--|

     D9   G#m7b5    Gmaj7     Bm7    C7/9b5/D      D9  F#m7#5    G6/A



[Intro] 
e|--------2---3------------|----2---7----5-----------| 
B|------3-----3------------|---3----8----7-----------| 
G|----2-------3------------|--2-----7----7-----------| 
D|--0----------------------|-0-----------------------| x2. Let the D string sound
A|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


[mmmmmmm] 
e|------5------------------|-------------------------| 
B|---8------7-------5------|-------------------------| 
G|---5--------------5------|-------------------------| 
D|---5--------------7------|-------------------------| 
A|-------------5-----------|-------------------------| 
E|---5---------------------|-------------------------|


[Verse 1]
DM9       G#m7b5    Gmaj7      Bm7         
Don't go changing, to try and please me

C7/9b5/D    D9

Gmaj7     Gm6           F#m7#5
You never let me down before
Am7  D7
mmmmmmmmm
Gmaj7   Gm6      F#m7#5     Bm7
Don't imagine you're too familiar
E9           E7         A7   G6/A  A
And I don't see you anymore

[Verse 2]
DM9          G#m7b5    Gmaj7      Bm7         
I would not leave you in times of trouble

C7/9b5/D  D9

Gmaj7     Gm6                 F#m7#5
We never could have come this far
Am7  D7
mmmmmmmmm
Gmaj7      Gm6         F#m7#5        Bm7
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times
Em7            A7
I'll take you just the way you are

[Intro]
e|--------2---3------------|----2---7----5-----------| 
B|------3-----3------------|---3----8----7-----------| 
G|----2-------3------------|--2-----7----7-----------| 
D|--0----------------------|-0-----------------------| x2. Let the D string sound
A|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

[Verse 3] 
DM9       G#m7b5    Gmaj7      Bm7
Don't go trying some new fashion

C7/9b5/D    D9

Gmaj7        Gm6               F#m7#5
Don't change the color of your hair
Am7  D7
mmmmmmmmm
Gmaj7      Gm6     F#m7#5   Bm7
You always have my unspoken passion
E9           E7              A7   G6/A  A
Although I might not seem to care

[Verse 4] 
DM9          G#m7b5 Gmaj7  Bm7 
I don't want clever conversation

C7/9b5/D    D9

Gmaj7   Gm6               F#m7#5
I never want to work that hard
Am7  D7
mmmmmmmmm
Gmaj7       Gm6     F#m7#5     Bm7
I just want someone that I can talk to
Em          A
I want you just the way you are.

[Intro]
e|--------2---3------------|----2---7----5-----------| 
B|------3-----3------------|---3----8----7-----------| 
G|----2-------3------------|--2-----7----7-----------| 
D|--0----------------------|-0-----------------------| x2. Let the D string sound
A|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|

[Chorus]
Gmaj7     A7                 F#m    Bm7
I need to know that you will always be
Em           A7             D     Dsus2  D5
The same old someone that I knew
Bb           C             Am         Dm7
What will it take till you believe in me
Gm           C            G6/A  A
The way that I believe in you.

[Verse 5] 
DM9      G#m7b5   Gmaj7         Bm7
I said I love you and that's forever

C7/9b5/D    D9

Gmaj7      Gm6              F#m7#5
And this I promise from the heart
Am7  D7
mmmmmmmmm
Gmaj7       Gm6     F#m7#5  Bm7
I couldn't love you any     better
Em          A
I love you just the way you are.

[Intro]
e|--------2---3------------|----2---7----5-----------| 
B|------3-----3------------|---3----8----7-----------| 
G|----2-------3------------|--2-----7----7-----------| 
D|--0----------------------|-0-----------------------| x2. Let the D string sound
A|-------------------------|-------------------------| 
E|-------------------------|-------------------------|


[Solo Verse 1]

[Verse 6]
DM9      G#m7b5    Gmaj7      Bm7         
I said I love you and that's forever

C7/9b5  D9

Gmaj7      Gm6              F#m7#5
And this I promise from the heart
Am7  D7
mmmmmmmmm
Gmaj7      Gm6      F#m7#5   Bm7
I couldn't love you any        better
Em7        A7
I love you just the way you are.
Bb     C       Am     Dm7     Gm    C      G6/A  A

[Instrumental Verse 1] 
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frednat 83 Sep 10, 2016 05:18 PM

The E9 in
E9 E7 A7 G6/A A
And I don't see you anymore

Could be played Bm7/9 ie 024232

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s7yzrs 80 Sep 16, 2016 10:11 PM

Hi frednat. I like the E9 because of its G#.
Tbh in this version I kept that bit simple. What I actually play for the E9 E7 bit is the following:

E9(x7677x) E7(7x675x) E7(02013x) E(xx210x)
And I don't see you
and then A7 etc. Yes, the E fall after "you".

To me the notes coming from the B string sound.

Hope you like this little "improvement"

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