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PRESSURE

As recorded by Billy Joel
(From the 1982 Album THE NYLON CURTAIN)

Words and Music by Billy Joel

Transcribed by Slowhand


Gtr I (E A D G B E) - 'David Brown - Electric Guitar'


 Intro
  Q=150
             G5/D                                D5
 4/4
  Gtr I (El. Gtr. w/ light dist.)
             PM------------------------------------------------|
  W          E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|----------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|----------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|----------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                    G5/D                                D5
  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                    N.C.
  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                     1st, 3rd & 5th Verses
                  $
                      G5                                  D5
  PM--------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||o-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||------------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||------------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||o-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------||--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|


          C/G D/A   G5                                  D5
  PM----|           PM------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------5---7---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------5---7---|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-5---7---|-----------------|-----------------|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5---------|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|


                    2nd, 4th & 6th Verses
          C/G D/A    G5                C5      A/C#      D5
  PM----|            PM------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------5---7---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------5---7---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-5---7---||-----------------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|-5-5-5-5---------||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|


                    Bb5               F/A               G5
  PM--------|       PM------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E Q     E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7\--|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5\--|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


  Dsus2/E A/C#      D5                Bb5               F/A
  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                    Chorus
  Dsus2/E A/C#       N.C.
  PM-------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------7-7-7-7-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-0-0-0-0---------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  PM---------------------------------------------------
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                   1.
 ---------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|-----------------o||
|-----------------|------------------||
|-----------------|------------------||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-o||
|-----------------|------------------||


                    Bridge
  2.,D.S.
                     N.C.
  PM------------|
  E E E E E E E E    Q  E E Q  Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  Q  Q
|-----------------||--------------|------------|-------------|
|-----------------||----3---2-----|-0-----2----|-3--2--0--2--|
|-----------------||------0----0--|----0-------|-2--2--2--2--|
|-----------------||--------------|------------|-------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-||--------------|------------|-------------|
|-----------------||--------------|------------|-------------|


  +Q   Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  H      Q  Q  Q  Q
|---------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|-(2)-----2--3--|-3-----2-----|-0-----2----|-3--2--0--2--|
|-(2)--2--2--2--|----0-----0--|----0--0----|-2--2--2--2--|
|---------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|------------|-------------|
|---------------|-------------|------------|-------------|


  +Q   Q  Q  Q    H    H      H    H      Q  Q  Q  Q
|---------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|
|-(2)-----2-----|-1----0----|------0----|-1--0-----0--|
|-(2)--2-----2--|-2----0----|-2----0----|-0--0--2--0--|
|---------------|-----------|-3---------|-------2-----|
|---------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|
|---------------|-----------|-----------|-------------|


  Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  Q  Q    Q  Q  E E Q    Q  Q  Q  Q
|-------------|-------------|--------------|-3--2--0--2--|
|-------------|-1--0-----0--|-------0-0----|-3--3--1--3--|
|----0-----0--|-0--0--0--0--|----0---------|-------------|
|-2-----2-----|-------1-----|-1---------1--|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|
|-------------|-------------|--------------|-------------|


               Interlude
                G5                                  D5
                PM------------------------------------------------|
  +W            E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-(2)--------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-(3)--------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|
|------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|------------||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|------------||-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|


                    G5
  PM---------------------------------------------------
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-x-|
|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


           To Coda       D.S. al Coda
  D5
 ----------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E
|------------------|-------------------||
|------------------|-------------------||
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---||
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7--|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7---||
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5---||
|------------------|-------------------||


                 7th Verse
  &
       D5         G5                C5      A/C#      D5
                  PM------------------------------------------------|
  H    E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|--------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|--------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|------7---7---||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|------7---7---||-----------------|-5-5-5-5-7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|
|------5---5---||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3-3-3-3-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|--------------||-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|-----------------|


          Am/C      Bb5               F/A               G5
  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|


  Dsus2/E A/C#      D5                Bb5               F/A
  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------7-7-7-7-|-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-7-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-|-5-5-5-5-3-3-3-3-|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
|-0-0-0-0---------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                    Outro
  Dsus2/E A/C#       N.C.
  PM-------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E    E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|---------7-7-7-7-||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-4-4-4-4-||-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-0-0-0-0---------||-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  PM------------------------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


  PM------------------------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|
|-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|


                                      D5
  PM------------------------------|
  E E E E E E E E   E E E E E E E E   Q  Q  H
|-----------------|-----------------|------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-7--7-------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|-7--7-------*|
|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-5--5-------*|
|-----------------|-----------------|------------*|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers -  = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths



You have to learn to pace yourself
Pressure
You're just like everybody else
Pressure
You've only had to run so far
So good
But you will come to a place
Where the only thing you feel
Are loaded guns in your face
And you'll have to deal with
Pressure

You used to call me paranoid
Pressure
But even you cannot avoid
Pressure
You turned the tap dance into your crusade
Now here you are with your faith
And your Peter Pan advice
You have no scars on your face
And you cannot handle
Pressure

All grown up and no place to go
Psych 1, Psych 2
What do you know?
All your life is channel 13
Sesame Street
What does it mean?

(I'll tell you what it means)
Pressure
Pressure

Don't ask for help
You're all alone
Pressure
You'll have to answer
To your own
Pressure
I'm sure you'll have some cosmic rationale
But here you are in the ninth
Two men out and three men on
Nowhere to look but inside
Where we all respond to
Pressure
Pressure

All your life is Time Magazine
I read it too
What does it mean?

Pressure

I'm sure you'll have some cosmic rationale
But here you are with your faith
And your Peter Pan advice
You have no scars on your face
And you cannot handle
Pressure
Pressure
Pressure
One, two, three, four
Pressure 

            
            
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