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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 it's sweet and I knew it complete
C/G  F        G11           C
When I wore a younger man's clothes 


[Pre-chorus]

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 he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
C/G         F               G11         C     F/C Cmaj7 
But there's some place 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 I'm sure that I could be a movie star
C/G  F           G11         C
If   I could get out of this place


[Pre-chorus]

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 he's talkin' with Davy who's 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, they're sharing a drink they call loneli-ness
C/G      F           G11        C
But it's better than drinkin' a-lone


[Pre-chorus]

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
It's 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 it's 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?


[Pre-chorus]

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 10 Aug 28, 2008 11:39 AM

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

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rygor42 31 Jul 16, 2011 09:23 AM

@ kersh: its at the top?

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JazzBA 10 Sep 10, 2011 08:27 AM

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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