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Piano Man Chords

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PIANO MAN 
By: Billy Joel
Tabbed by Caroline & Kris 

Waltzing rhythm 6/8


[Intro]

C G Am C F C D G
C G Am C F G C C F F


[Verse 1]

    C      G           Am      C        
Its nine o’clock on a saturday      
    F         C         D        G          
The regular crowd shuffles in
           C      G         Am         C             
There’s an old man  sitting next to me          
        F          G         C      C
Making love to his tonic and gin 


[Instrumental]

C  G  Am  C  F  G  C  C  F  F


[Verse 2]

        C           G         Am     C           
He says son can you play me a memory    
     F          C           D      G
I’m not really sure how it goes
          C           G           Am           C    
But it’s sad and its sweet and I knew it complete 
     F        G             C      C
when I wore a younger man’s clothes 


[Interlude]

Am    C                  D7   D7   Am        
La da da     de de Da               
   C            D7  D7          G  G7 G* G7*
da da     de de Da     da DA


[Chorus]
 
C         G             Am        C   
Sing us a song you’re the piano man     
F         C       D     G
Sing us a song tonight
            C          G          Am     C     
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody   
    F             G           C     C
and you’ve got us feeling all right


[Instrumental]

C G Am C F G C C F F C C F F


[Verse 3]

    C           G        Am
Now john at the bar is a friend of mine
   F                     D
He gets me my drinks for free
         C            G          Am
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
            F              G           C
But there's someplace that he'd rather be

          C       G               Am
He says, "bill, i believe this is killing me."
       F                       D
As the smile ran away from his face
          C           G          Am
"well i'm sure that i could be a movie star
   F           G           C
If i could get out of this place"


[Interlude]

Am    C                  D7   D7   Am        
La da da     de de Da               
   C            D7  D7          G  G7 G* G7*
da da     de de Da     da DA


[Verse 5]

    C         G           Am
Now paul is a real estate novelist
    F                    D
Who never had time for a wife
         C            G          Am
And he's talkin' with davy who's still in the navy
    F        G           C
And probably will be for life

        C           G          Am
And the waitress is practicing politics
       F                      D
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
             C         G               Am
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
         F           G        C
But it's better than drinkin' alone


[Chorus]
 
C         G             Am        C   
Sing us a song you’re the piano man     
F         C       D     G
Sing us a song tonight
            C          G          Am     C     
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody   
    F             G           C     C
and you’ve got us feeling all right


[Verse 6]

       C           G           Am
It's a pretty good crowd for a saturday
        F                  D
And the manager gives me a smile
          C               G               Am
'cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
   F            G          C
To forget about life for a while

        C         G             Am
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
        F                        D
And the microphone smells like a beer
         C          G           Am
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
          F             G         C
And say, "man, what are you doin' here? 


[Interlude]

Am    C                  D7   D7   Am        
La da da     de de Da               
   C            D7  D7          G  G7 G* G7*
da da     de de Da     da DA


[Chorus]
 
C         G             Am        C   
Sing us a song you’re the piano man     
F         C       D     G
Sing us a song tonight
            C          G          Am     C     
Well we’re all in the mood for a melody   
    F             G           C     C
and you’ve got us feeling all right




Chords

 G7      G7*       G* 
 1        1        0
 0        3        3
 0        0        0
 0        0        0
 2        2        2
 3        3        x
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Raktor 20 wrote on January 28 2007, 03:24 am

Look at the original piano man, some of the chords are off.

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Shotgun-Staind 10 wrote on June 25 2007, 12:48 pm

Sorry but that is wrong

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nrlsky 180 wrote on February 18 2008, 11:27 pm

The D is way off.

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