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Piano Man Chords

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Pencom 228,194
intermediate
Piano Man chords
Billy Joel

[Intro]

C G F C F C D7 G  C G F C  F G C   G


[Verse 1]

     C      G          F    C
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
    F       C              D7 G
The regular crowd shuffles in
           C       G       F       C
There's an old man sitting next to me
       F           G         C   G
Making love to his tonic and gin

          C            G         F   C
He says, "Son, can you play me a memory
    F          C           D7  G
I'm not really sure how it goes
         C            G           F          C
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
     F        G             C
When I wore a younger man's clothes."


[Interlude]

Am              D7
la la la, di da da
Am           D7    G  F C G7
La la, di di da da dum


[Verse 2]

C         G                F     C
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
F         C      D7   G
Sing us a song tonight
            C          G          F   C
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
    F                 G         C     G
And you've got us all feeling alright

    C           G        F         C
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
   F          C          D7  G
He gets me my drinks for free
         C            G              F             C
And he's quick with a joke and he'll light up your smoke
            F               G           C   G
But there's some place that he'd rather be

          C         G             F       C
He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
       F          C            D7  G
As the smile ran away from his face
          C           G          F     C
"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
   F           G           C
If I could get out of this place"


[Interlude]

Am              D7
la la la, di da da
Am           D7    G  F C G7
La la, di di da da dum


[Verse 3]

    C         G           F   C
Now Paul is a real estate novelist
    F         C          D7  G
Who never had time for a wife
         C            G           F            C
And he's talking with Davy, who's still in the Navy
    F             G      C   G
And probably will be for life

        C           G          F   C
And the waitress is practicing politics
       F           C           D7    G
As the businessman slowly gets stoned
             C         G               F     C
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
         F           G         C    G
But it's better than drinking alone

C         G                F     C
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
F         C      D7   G
Sing us a song tonight
            C          G          F   C
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
    F                 G         C     G
And you've got us all feeling alright

       C           G           F    C
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
        F       C          D7    G
And the manager gives me a smile
          C               G               F         C
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
   F            G           C   G
To forget about life for a while

        C         G             F    C
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
        F          C             D7  G
And the microphone smells like a beer
         C          G           F           C
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
          F             G         C     G
And say, "Man, what are you doing here?"


[Interlude]

Am              D7
la la la, di da da
Am           D7    G  F C G7
La la, di di da da dum


[Verse 4]

C         G                F     C
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
F         C      D7   G
Sing us a song tonight
            C          G          F   C
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
    F                 G         C     
And you've got us all feeling alright

Set8

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Pencom 228,194 wrote on May 29 2012, 06:28 pm

Ok...lazy on my part. I have just posted the "whole" song...
Thanks for the heads up...
Pencom
Set8

+17 reply
maguri 33,038 wrote on August 13 2012, 08:42 am, edited on March 15 2015, 01:28 am

Pencom's version here is the best existing tab of this song on this site: nice and sweet and also complete (the others are often missing parts and aren't well formatted). Still, it is sort of a version for easy guitar. When I was looking for a tab of this song, this one sounded well enough but I thought there are some part missing - intro and other interludes, too. So I sat down and ear-transcribed Billy Joel's recording. My tab, however, wasn't accepted when I submitted it (too many bad versions already up; a good one was considered to be one too many, I guess). I'm sure, though, other people could be interested in what I found out. Enjoy!

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