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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: Gm7 | Gm9 | Gdim7
       :4/4: Gdim7

       :3/4: F | C/E | Bb/D | F/C
       Bbmaj | F/A | G7 | C

       F | C/E | Bb/D | F/C
       Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

       F | Bb/F
       Fmaj | Bb F/A Gm7  } ×2

Gm7  F      C/E        Bb/D      F/C Bb
It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday,
           F/A         G       C C/D
The regular crowd shuffles in.
C/E        F      C/E      Bb/D       F/C
There’s an old man sitting next to me
       Bb          C7sus4    F
Making love to his tonic and gin.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C/E | Bb/D | F/C

              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7
              F | F | Bb/F | Bb/F

Bb/F      F              C/E     Bb/D    F/C
He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?
    Bb           F/A       G7    C
I’m not really sure how it goes,
         F            C/E
But it’s sad and it’s sweet,
      Bb/D          F/C
And I knew it complete
     Bb       C9sus4        F         C/E
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

   Dm       Dm/C
   La, la, la,
           G/B   Bb Bb/F C/E
   Li, di, da.
 Dm     Dm/C
   La, la,
           G/B   G/B  C/A
   Li, di, da,
 G7/B  C
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C | C/Bb | F/A | C7/G

F          C/E             Bb/D       F/C
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,
Bb         F/A    G7    C
Sing us a song tonight.
            F           C/E       Bb/D   F/C
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    Bb            C9sus4    F
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C/E | Bb/D | F/C
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

              F | Bb/F
              Fmaj | Bb F/A Gm7  } ×2

Gm7 F            C/E     Bb/D            F/C
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine.
   Bb         F/A         G7   C C/D
He gets me my drinks for free.
C/E      F              C/E
And he’s quick with a joke
      Bb/D                 F/C
Or to light up your smoke,
            Bb              C9sus4      F
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

Instrumental: F | F | Bb/F | Bb/F

Bb/F      F          C/E
He says, “Bill, I believe
        Bb/D         F/C
This is killing me,”
      Bb        F/A          G7    C
As a smile ran away from his face.
           F
“Well, I’m sure
       C/E          Bb/D     F/C
That I could be a movie star
   Bb          C9sus4       F
If I could get out of this place.”

 C/E   Dm       Dm/C
   Oh, la, la, la,
           G/B   Bb Bb/F C/E
   Li, di, da.
 Dm     Dm/C
   La, la,
           G/B   G/B  C/A
   Li, di, da,
 G7/B  C
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C | C/Bb | F/A | C7/G

C7/G F        C/E         Bb/D      F/C
Now Paul is a real estate novelist,
    Bb          F/A      G7    C
Who never had time for a wife.
         F              C/E
And he’s talking with Davy,
      Bb/D           F/C
Who’s still in the Navy
    Bb       C9sus4        F
And probably will be for life.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C/E | Bb/D | F/C
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

              F | F | Bb/F | Bb/F

Bb/F      F         C/E        Bb/D     F/C
And the waitress is practicing politics
       Bb          F/A           G7   C
As the businessmen slowly get stoned.
             F           C/E
Yes, they’re sharing a drink
           Bb/D         F/C
They call “Loneliness,”
         Bb          C9sus4     F
But it’s better than drinking alone.

Instrumental: F | F F C/E

              Dm | Dm/C
              G7 | Bb Bb C/E  } ×2

              Dm | Dm/C
              G/B | G/B C/A G7/B
              C | C/Bb | F/A | C7/G

F          C/E             Bb/D       F/C
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
Bb         F/A    G7    C
Sing us a song tonight.
            F           C/E       Bb/D   F/C
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    Bb            C9sus4    F
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C/E | Bb/D | F/C
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

              F | Bb/F
              Fmaj | Bb F/A Gm7  } ×2

Gm7    F              C/E      Bb/D      F/C
It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
        Bb      F/A          G    C
And the manager gives me a smile,
          F               C/E
‘Cause he knows that it’s me
             Bb/D          F/C
They’ve been coming to see
      Bb        C9sus4       F
To forget about life for a while.

Instrumental: F | F | Bb/F | Bb/F

Bb/F    F         C/E           Bb/D     F/C
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival,
        Bb          F/A          G7    C
And the microphone smells like a beer.
         F            C/E
And they sit at the bar
        Bb/D         F/C
And put bread in my jar,
          Bb            C9sus4     F
And say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

 C/E   Dm       Dm/C
   Oh, la, la, la,
           G/B   Bb Bb/F C/E
   Li, di, da.
 Dm     Dm/C
   La, la,
           G/B   G/B  C/A
   Li, di, da,
 G7/B  C
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C | C/Bb | F/A | C7/G

F         C/E              Bb/D       F/C
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
Bb         F/A    G7    C
Sing us a song tonight.
            F           C/E       Bb/D   F/C
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    Bb            C9sus4    F
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C/E | Bb/D | F/C
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

              F | Bb/F
              Fmaj | Bb F/A Gm7  } ×2
              F
 
 

Finger notations of chords

Gm7 for guitar
Gm9 for guitar
Gdim7 for guitar
F for guitar
C/E for guitar
Bb/D for guitar
F/C for guitar
Bbmaj for guitar
F/A for guitar
G7 for guitar
C for guitar
Bb for guitar
C7sus4 for guitar
C7 for guitar
Bb/F for guitar
Fmaj for guitar
G for guitar
C/D for guitar
C9sus4 for guitar
Dm for guitar
Dm/C for guitar
G/B for guitar
C/A for guitar
G7/B for guitar
C/Bb for guitar
C7/G for guitar

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