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Piano Man Chords

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Difficulty
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Artist: Billy Joel 
Song: Piano Man 
Email: LiquIdfir3@msn.com
<<<<<<<= crescendo louder

Intro: C, Em, Am, C/G

Verse 1:
     C      Em           Am
It's nine o clock on a saturday

C/G  F       C/E             D7
The regular crowd shuffles in

G           C     Em        Am         C/G
There's an old man sitting next to me

C/G    F           G11       C     F/C  Cmaj7  G11
Makin' love to his tonic and gin

G11      C           Em        Am        C/G
He says "son can you play me a memory?"

C/G F          C/E         D7        G 
I'm not really sure how it goes
G         C          Em          Am       C/G        
But it's sad and its sweet and I knew it complete

C/G  F        G11          C
When I wore a younger mans clothes 

Am       Am/G         D7/F#     F       Am
Da da da______  de de da_____         Da da__

Am/G  D7/F#    D7           G      G/F     C/E  G7/D  
de de da____       da da______   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<


Chorus: 

C         Em               Am          C/G
Sing us a song, you're the piano man 

F         C/E     D7
Sing us a song to-night 

G           C          Em          Am 
well, we're all in the mood for a melody 

C/G  F            G11         C     F/C Cmaj7 
and you've got us feelin' al-right 

Verse 2:
    C           Em       Am             
Now john at the bar is a friend of mine

C/G F          C/E        D7
He  gets me my drinks for free

G       C            Em         Am            C/G
And hes quick with a joke or to light up your smoke

C/G        F              G11         C     F/C Cmaj7 
But theres someplace that he'd rather be

G11      C/E         Em           Am
He says, bill, I be-lieve this is killing me.

C/G    F          C/E          D7
As a  smile ran a-way from his face

G       C           Em         Am    C/G 
Well Im sure that I could be a movie star

C/G  F           G11         C
If   I could get out of this place

PreChorus:

Am       Am/G         D7/F#     F       Am
Da da da______  de de da_____         Da da__

Am/G  D7/F#    D7           G      G/F     C/E  G7/D  
de de da____       da da______   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Chorus: 
C         Em               Am          C/G
Sing us a song, you're the piano man 

F         C/E     D7
Sing us a song to-night 

G           C          Em          Am 
well, we're all in the mood for a melody 

C/G  F            G11         C     F/C Cmaj7 
and you've got us feelin' al-right 

Verse 3:

    C         Em          Am 
Now paul is a real estate novelist

C/G  F         C/E        D7     G
Who  never had time for a wife

G       C           Em        Am           C/G
And hes talkin with davy whos still in the navy

C/G  F        G11         C      F/C  Cmaj7  
And  probably will be for life 

G11     C           Em         Am      
And the waitress is practicing politics

C/G      F           C/E        D7
As   the businessmen slowly get stoned

G           C         Em               Am    C/G
Yes, theyre sharing a drink they call loneli-ness

C/G     F           G11        C
But its better than drinkin a-lone

PreChorus:

Am       Am/G         D7/F#     F       Am
Da da da______  de de da_____         Da da__

Am/G  D7/F#    D7           G      G/F     C/E  G7/D  
de de da____       da da______   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Chorus: 
C         Em               Am          C/G
Sing us a song, you're the piano man 

F         C/E     D7
Sing us a song to-night 

G           C          Em          Am 
well, we're all in the mood for a melody 

C/G  F            G11         C     F/C Cmaj7 
and you've got us feelin' al-right 

Verse 4: 

      C      Em               Am
Its a pretty good crowd for a saturday

C/G     F       C/E        D7     G
And the manager gives me a smile

G        C              Em              Am       C/G
cause he knows that its me they've been comin to see

C/G      F         G11        C      F/C Cmaj7 
To   for-get about life for a while

G11     C     Em            Am       C/G      
And the piano sounds like a carnival

C/G     F          C/E           D7
And the microphone smells like a beer

G        C          Em          Am          C/G
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
C/G      F             G11       C
And say, man, what are you doin' here?

PreChorus:

Am       Am/G         D7/F#     F       Am
Da da da______  de de da_____         Da da__

Am/G  D7/F#    D7           G      G/F     C/E  G7/D  
de de da____       da da______   <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

Chorus: 
C         Em               Am          C/G
Sing us a song, you're the piano man 

F         C/E     D7
Sing us a song to-night 

G           C          Em          Am 
well, we're all in the mood for a melody 

C/G  F            G11         C     F/C Cmaj7 
and you've got us feelin' al-right 








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kersh wrote on August 28 2008, 03:39 pm

Great Tab Man! And Great song! What about the intro tho?

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rygor42 wrote on July 16 2011, 01:23 pm

@ kersh: its at the top?

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JazzBA wrote on September 10 2011, 12:27 pm

The chords to the first line of the verse are incorrect. It should be ......

C G/B F/A C/E
It's 9 o clock on a saturday

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