BILLY JOEL - Piano Man

This song is from the album The Essential Billy Joel(2001), released on 02 October 2001.
SongRating: 10/10

Requested By Shelby Johnson,Layla
Scale: C Major
Time Signature: 3/4
Tempo: 180
Suggested Strumming: DU,DU,DU

[INSTRUMENTAL] C Cmaj7 Am G F C/E D7 G 
[INSTRUMENTAL] C Cmaj7 Am G F G C 
[INSTRUMENTAL] C F G F G C x2
[VERSE]
      C       Cmaj7        Am G
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
F             C/E     D7   G
The regular crowd shuffles in
            C      Cmaj7     Am     G
There's an old man sitting next to me
         F         G         C
Making love to his tonic and gin

[INSTRUMENTAL] C Cmaj7 Am G F G C 

[VERSE]
          C            Cmaj7       Am G
He says, "Son can you play me a memory
      F        C/E          D7 G
I'm not really sure how it goes
         C             Cmaj7
But it's sad and it's sweet
        Am        G
And I knew it complete
      F            G          C
When I wore a younger man's clothes."

[INSTRUMENTAL] Am G D7 F x2
[INSTRUMENTAL] G F G C

[CHORUS]
C          Cmaj7            Am    G
Sing us a song you're the piano man
F          C/E     D7  G
Sing us a song tonight
           C          Cmaj7       Am   G
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
      F            G          C
And you've got us feeling alright

[INSTRUMENTAL] C Cmaj7 Am G F G C
[INSTRUMENTAL] C F G F G C x2

[VERSE]
    C           Cmaj7        Am      G
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
    F           C/E      D7   G
He gets me my drinks for free
           C             Cmaj7       Am          G
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
              F              G        C  F
But there's someplace that he'd rather be


          C          Cmaj7           Am     G
He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
        F       C/E           D7 G
As a smile ran away from his face
            C           Cmaj7        Am    G
"Well, I'm sure that I could be a movie star
   F            G              C
If I could get out of this place."

[INSTRUMENTAL] Am G D7 F x2
[INSTRUMENTAL] G F G F

[VERSE]
     C        Cmaj7          Am G
Now Paul is a real estate novelist
    F           C/E        D7 G
Who never had time for a wife
            C         Cmaj7       Am            G
And he's talking with Davy, who's still in the Navy
        F      G          C
And probably will be for life

[INSTRUMENTAL] C Cmaj7 Am G F G C
[INSTRUMENTAL] C F G F G C x2

[VERSE]
          C           Cmaj7       Am G
And the waitress is practicing politics
           F         C/E       D7  G
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
              C         Cmaj7           Am   G
Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
            F          G          C G F D7 G
But it's better than drinking alone

[INSTRUMENTAL] Am G D7 F G x4

[CHORUS]
C          Cmaj7            Am    G
Sing us a song you're the piano man
F          C/E     D7  G
Sing us a song tonight
           C          Cmaj7       Am   G
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
      F            G          C
And you've got us feeling alright

[INSTRUMENTAL] C Cmaj7 Am G F G C
[INSTRUMENTAL] C F G F G C x2

[VERSE]
        C          Cmaj7          Am  G
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
          F        C/E       D7 G
And the manager gives me a smile
           C            Cmaj7              Am       G
'Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see
    F             G          C F
To forget about life for a while


          C      Cmaj7              Am G
And the piano it sounds like a carnival
          F       C/E            D7 G
And the microphone smells like a beer
          C         Cmaj7        Am          G
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
           F            G        C
And say, "Man what are you doing here?"

[INSTRUMENTAL] Am G D7 F G x4

[CHORUS]
C          Cmaj7            Am    G
Sing us a song you're the piano man
F          C/E     D7  G
Sing us a song tonight
           C          Cmaj7       Am   G
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
      F            G          C
And you've got us feeling alright

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