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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: F#m7 | F#m9 | F#dim7
       :4/4: F#dim7

       :3/4: E | B/Eb | A/C# | E/B
       Amaj | E/G# | F#7 | B

       E | B/Eb | A/C# | E/B
       A | B7sus4 B7sus4 B7

       E | A/E
       Emaj | A E/G# F#m7  } ×2

F#m7 E      B/Eb       A/C#      E/B A
It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday,
           E/G#        F#      B B/C#
The regular crowd shuffles in.
B/Eb       E      B/Eb     A/C#       E/B
There’s an old man sitting next to me
       A           B7sus4    E
Making love to his tonic and gin.

Instrumental: E | E
              E | B/Eb | A/C# | E/B

              A | B7sus4 B7sus4 B7
              E | E | A/E | A/E

A/E       E              B/Eb    A/C#    E/B
He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?
    A            E/G#      F#7   B
I’m not really sure how it goes,
         E            B/Eb
But it’s sad and it’s sweet,
      A/C#          E/B
And I knew it complete
     A        B9sus4        E         B/Eb
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

   C#m      C#m/B
   La, la, la,
           F#/Bb A A/E B/Eb
   Li, di, da.
 C#m    C#m/B
   La, la,
           F#/Bb F#/Bb B/G#
   Li, di, da,
 F#7/Bb B
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: B | B/A | E/G# | B7/F#

E          B/Eb            A/C#       E/B
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,
A          E/G#   F#7   B
Sing us a song tonight.
            E           B/Eb      A/C#   E/B
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    A             B9sus4    E
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: E | E
              E | B/Eb | A/C# | E/B
              A | B7sus4 B7sus4 B7

              E | A/E
              Emaj | A E/G# F#m7  } ×2

F#m7 E           B/Eb    A/C#            E/B
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine.
   A          E/G#        F#7  B B/C#
He gets me my drinks for free.
B/Eb     E              B/Eb
And he’s quick with a joke
      A/C#                 E/B
Or to light up your smoke,
            A               B9sus4      E
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

Instrumental: E | E | A/E | A/E

A/E       E          B/Eb
He says, “Bill, I believe
        A/C#         E/B
This is killing me,”
      A         E/G#         F#7   B
As a smile ran away from his face.
           E
“Well, I’m sure
       B/Eb         A/C#     E/B
That I could be a movie star
   A           B9sus4       E
If I could get out of this place.”

 B/Eb  C#m      C#m/B
   Oh, la, la, la,
           F#/Bb A A/E B/Eb
   Li, di, da.
 C#m    C#m/B
   La, la,
           F#/Bb F#/Bb B/G#
   Li, di, da,
 F#7/Bb B
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: B | B/A | E/G# | B7/F#

B7/F# E       B/Eb        A/C#      E/B
Now Paul is a real estate novelist,
    A           E/G#     F#7   B
Who never had time for a wife.
         E              B/Eb
And he’s talking with Davy,
      A/C#           E/B
Who’s still in the Navy
    A        B9sus4        E
And probably will be for life.

Instrumental: E | E
              E | B/Eb | A/C# | E/B
              A | B7sus4 B7sus4 B7

              E | E | A/E | A/E

A/E       E         B/Eb       A/C#     E/B
And the waitress is practicing politics
       A           E/G#          F#7  B
As the businessmen slowly get stoned.
             E           B/Eb
Yes, they’re sharing a drink
           A/C#         E/B
They call “Loneliness,”
         A           B9sus4     E
But it’s better than drinking alone.

Instrumental: E | E E B/Eb

              C#m | C#m/B
              F#7 | A A B/Eb  } ×2

              C#m | C#m/B
              F#/Bb | F#/Bb B/G# F#7/Bb
              B | B/A | E/G# | B7/F#

E          B/Eb            A/C#       E/B
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
A          E/G#   F#7   B
Sing us a song tonight.
            E           B/Eb      A/C#   E/B
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    A             B9sus4    E
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: E | E
              E | B/Eb | A/C# | E/B
              A | B7sus4 B7sus4 B7

              E | A/E
              Emaj | A E/G# F#m7  } ×2

F#m7   E              B/Eb     A/C#      E/B
It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
        A       E/G#         F#   B
And the manager gives me a smile,
          E               B/Eb
‘Cause he knows that it’s me
             A/C#          E/B
They’ve been coming to see
      A         B9sus4       E
To forget about life for a while.

Instrumental: E | E | A/E | A/E

A/E     E         B/Eb          A/C#     E/B
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival,
        A           E/G#         F#7   B
And the microphone smells like a beer.
         E            B/Eb
And they sit at the bar
        A/C#         E/B
And put bread in my jar,
          A             B9sus4     E
And say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

 B/Eb  C#m      C#m/B
   Oh, la, la, la,
           F#/Bb A A/E B/Eb
   Li, di, da.
 C#m    C#m/B
   La, la,
           F#/Bb F#/Bb B/G#
   Li, di, da,
 F#7/Bb B
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: B | B/A | E/G# | B7/F#

E         B/Eb             A/C#       E/B
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
A          E/G#   F#7   B
Sing us a song tonight.
            E           B/Eb      A/C#   E/B
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    A             B9sus4    E
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: E | E
              E | B/Eb | A/C# | E/B
              A | B7sus4 B7sus4 B7

              E | A/E
              Emaj | A E/G# F#m7  } ×2
              E
 
 

Finger notations of chords

F#m7 for guitar
F#m9 for guitar
F#dim7 for guitar
E for guitar
B/Eb for guitar
A/C# for guitar
E/B for guitar
Amaj for guitar
E/G# for guitar
F#7 for guitar
B for guitar
A for guitar
B7sus4 for guitar
B7 for guitar
A/E for guitar
Emaj for guitar
F# for guitar
B/C# for guitar
B9sus4 for guitar
C#m for guitar
C#m/B for guitar
F#/Bb for guitar
B/G# for guitar
F#7/Bb for guitar
B/A for guitar
B7/F# for guitar

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