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Billy Joel
Piano Man

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© Chorded by Mikhail Ocheret // specialist (https://Muzland.info)
± BPM (tempo): ♩ = 95-180 beats per minute

Lyrics and Music by Billy Joel


Intro: :3/4: Dm7 | Dm9 | Ddim7
       :4/4: Ddim7

       :3/4: C | G/B | F/A | C/G
       Fmaj | C/E | D7 | G

       C | G/B | F/A | C/G
       F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

       C | F/C
       Cmaj | F C/E Dm7  } ×2

Dm7  C      G/B        F/A       C/G F
It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday,
           C/E         D       G G/A
The regular crowd shuffles in.
G/B        C      G/B      F/A        C/G
There’s an old man sitting next to me
       F           G7sus4    C
Making love to his tonic and gin.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G/B | F/A | C/G

              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7
              C | C | F/C | F/C

F/C       C              G/B     F/A     C/G
He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?
    F            C/E       D7    G
I’m not really sure how it goes,
         C            G/B
But it’s sad and it’s sweet,
      F/A           C/G
And I knew it complete
     F        G9sus4        C         G/B
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

   Am       Am/G
   La, la, la,
           D/F#  F F/C G/B
   Li, di, da.
 Am     Am/G
   La, la,
           D/F#  D/F# G/E
   Li, di, da,
 D7/F# G
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: G | G/F | C/E | G7/D

C          G/B             F/A        C/G
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,
F          C/E    D7    G
Sing us a song tonight.
            C           G/B       F/A    C/G
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    F             G9sus4    C
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G/B | F/A | C/G
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

              C | F/C
              Cmaj | F C/E Dm7  } ×2

Dm7 C            G/B     F/A             C/G
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine.
   F          C/E         D7   G G/A
He gets me my drinks for free.
G/B      C              G/B
And he’s quick with a joke
      F/A                  C/G
Or to light up your smoke,
            F               G9sus4      C
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

Instrumental: C | C | F/C | F/C

F/C       C          G/B
He says, “Bill, I believe
        F/A          C/G
This is killing me,”
      F         C/E          D7    G
As a smile ran away from his face.
           C
“Well, I’m sure
       G/B          F/A      C/G
That I could be a movie star
   F           G9sus4       C
If I could get out of this place.”

 G/B   Am       Am/G
   Oh, la, la, la,
           D/F#  F F/C G/B
   Li, di, da.
 Am     Am/G
   La, la,
           D/F#  D/F# G/E
   Li, di, da,
 D7/F# G
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: G | G/F | C/E | G7/D

G7/D C        G/B         F/A       C/G
Now Paul is a real estate novelist,
    F           C/E      D7    G
Who never had time for a wife.
         C              G/B
And he’s talking with Davy,
      F/A            C/G
Who’s still in the Navy
    F        G9sus4        C
And probably will be for life.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G/B | F/A | C/G
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

              C | C | F/C | F/C

F/C       C         G/B        F/A      C/G
And the waitress is practicing politics
       F           C/E           D7   G
As the businessmen slowly get stoned.
             C           G/B
Yes, they’re sharing a drink
           F/A          C/G
They call “Loneliness,”
         F           G9sus4     C
But it’s better than drinking alone.

Instrumental: C | C C G/B

              Am | Am/G
              D7 | F F G/B  } ×2

              Am | Am/G
              D/F# | D/F# G/E D7/F#
              G | G/F | C/E | G7/D

C          G/B             F/A        C/G
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
F          C/E    D7    G
Sing us a song tonight.
            C           G/B       F/A    C/G
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    F             G9sus4    C
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G/B | F/A | C/G
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

              C | F/C
              Cmaj | F C/E Dm7  } ×2

Dm7    C              G/B      F/A       C/G
It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
        F       C/E          D    G
And the manager gives me a smile,
          C               G/B
‘Cause he knows that it’s me
             F/A           C/G
They’ve been coming to see
      F         G9sus4       C
To forget about life for a while.

Instrumental: C | C | F/C | F/C

F/C     C         G/B           F/A      C/G
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival,
        F           C/E          D7    G
And the microphone smells like a beer.
         C            G/B
And they sit at the bar
        F/A          C/G
And put bread in my jar,
          F             G9sus4     C
And say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

 G/B   Am       Am/G
   Oh, la, la, la,
           D/F#  F F/C G/B
   Li, di, da.
 Am     Am/G
   La, la,
           D/F#  D/F# G/E
   Li, di, da,
 D7/F# G
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: G | G/F | C/E | G7/D

C         G/B              F/A        C/G
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
F          C/E    D7    G
Sing us a song tonight.
            C           G/B       F/A    C/G
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    F             G9sus4    C
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G/B | F/A | C/G
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

              C | F/C
              Cmaj | F C/E Dm7  } ×2
              C
 
 

Finger notations of chords

Dm7 for guitar
Dm9 for guitar
Ddim7 for guitar
C for guitar
G/B for guitar
F/A for guitar
C/G for guitar
Fmaj for guitar
C/E for guitar
D7 for guitar
G for guitar
F for guitar
G7sus4 for guitar
G7 for guitar
F/C for guitar
Cmaj for guitar
D for guitar
G/A for guitar
G9sus4 for guitar
Am for guitar
Am/G for guitar
D/F# for guitar
G/E for guitar
D7/F# for guitar
G/F for guitar
G7/D for guitar

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