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You May Be Right
                 Music and Lyrics by Billy Joel
                From the album GLASS HOUSES (1980)
   Also available on BILLY JOEL GREATEST HITS VOLUME II (1985)

This is definitely a two guitar song, but


(Main Riff)

     A

e|---------3-2---0------3-2---0-----3-2---0-----3-2---0---------|
B|-------------3------------3-----------3-----------3-----------|
G|---2---2------------2-----------2-----------2-----------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

The chord playing underneath is the song's key -- A -- but the
above riff is most comfortably fretted as an open D and then
single-note picked.  It's sort of a combination of a D and an
A7sus:

     D              A7sus

e|---2--------------3-------------------------------------------|
B|---3--------------3-------------------------------------------|
G|---2--------------2-------------------------------------------|
D|---0--------------2-------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

Try it, and I think it will be clearer than my explanation.


CHORDS USED IN THIS SONG:

   A   E7  Bm  G   E   D   F#m7

e|-----0---2---3---0---2---2---------|
B|-2---3---3---0---0---3---2---------|
G|-2---1---4---0---1---2---2---------|
D|-2---2---4---0---2---0---2---------|
A|-0---2---2---2---2-----------------|
E|-----0-------3---0-----------------|


THE LYRICS AND CHORDS:


[Verse 1]

A
Friday night I trashed your party  Saturday I said I'm sorry

                               E7
Sunday came and trashed me out again

      Bm                     G
I was only having fun wasn't hurting anyone

       E                             A
And we all enjoyed the weekend for a change


[Verse 2]
(same chords as verse 1)

I was stranded in the combat zone, I walked through Bedford Stuy
     alone
Even rode my motorcycle in the rain
And you told me not to drive, but I made it home alive
So you said that only proves that I'm insane


[Refrain]

           E
You may be right

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------2--2--4--2-------------------------------------|
E|---0--0--3--4--------------0----------------------------------|

         A
I may be crazy

e|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------2--2--4--2-------------------------------------|
A|---0--0--3--4--------------0----------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

       E             D              F#m7          A
But it just may be a lunatic you're looking for

             E                        A
Turn off the light       Don't try to save me

           D               E                   A
You may be wrong for all I know but you may be right


[Verse 3]
(same chords as verse 1)

Oh, remember how I found you there
Alone in your electric chair
I told you dirty jokes until you smiled
You were lonely for a man, I said "Take me as I am"
'Cause you might enjoy some madness for a while


[Verse 4]
(same chords as verse 1)

Now think of all the years you tried to find someone to satisfy
     you
I might be as crazy as you say
If I'm crazy then it's true that it's all because of you
And you wouldn't want it any other way


[Refrain]


[Solo]

e|-----5-----5-----5-----5-----5------5-----5-----5-----5-----5-|
B|--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5---/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5-|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-------------------12--------12--------12--------12--------12-|
B|--5/7-P10--12b(14)---12b(14)---12b(14)---12b(14)---12b(14)----|
G|--------------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|---------------------------------------------------------12---|
B|---------14-12------------------12-15-15~-15-15~-15-15-15--15-|
G|-12b(13)-------b(13)12-------14-------------------------------|
D|-----------------------14-------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-----------------------------(sax arranged for guitar)--------|

e|------------------------------12------------12-12--12-12------|
B|----12-15-15~-15-15~-15-15-15----15---12-15-------------------|
G|-14-----------------------------------------------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

e|-12-12-12-14-17---14-12---------------------------------------|
B|-------------------------14p12--------------------------------|
G|--------------------------------14p11--14---------------------|
D|--------------------------------------------------------------|
A|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E|--------------------------------------------------------------|

                        ** SOLO NOTES **

The first line is Chuck Berry flavored, like the opening to many
of his songs.  In the second line, the whole step bend on the
12th fret on the B string [12b(14)] is tricky; I often cheat it
and actually do a half step bend from the 13th fret [making it
13b(14)] because there's more room for your fingers, and if you
play it correctly, nobody but you will know the difference.
Also, in the third line, the G-string bend is a bitch, but it
apparently really is what he's playing, and it's a nice slow
bend; a little practice and you should be able to do it
perfectly.


[Refrain]


[Outro]

A
You may be wrong but you may be right...(REPEAT AND FADE)

Have fun, and good luck...

************************************

| p  Pull-off
| /  Slide up
| ~  Vibrato
| P  Pop
| b  bend

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