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

       :3/4: F# | C#/F | B/Eb | F#/C#
       Bmaj | F#/Bb | G#7 | C#

       F# | C#/F | B/Eb | F#/C#
       B | C#7sus4 C#7sus4 C#7

       F# | B/F#
       F#maj | B F#/Bb G#m7  } ×2

G#m7 F#     C#/F       B/Eb      F#/C# B
It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday,
           F#/Bb       G#      C# C#/Eb
The regular crowd shuffles in.
C#/F       F#     C#/F     B/Eb       F#/C#
There’s an old man sitting next to me
       B           C#7sus4   F#
Making love to his tonic and gin.

Instrumental: F# | F#
              F# | C#/F | B/Eb | F#/C#

              B | C#7sus4 C#7sus4 C#7
              F# | F# | B/F# | B/F#

B/F#      F#             C#/F    B/Eb    F#/C#
He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?
    B            F#/Bb     G#7   C#
I’m not really sure how it goes,
         F#           C#/F
But it’s sad and it’s sweet,
      B/Eb          F#/C#
And I knew it complete
     B        C#9sus4       F#        C#/F
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

   Ebm      Ebm/C#
   La, la, la,
           G#/C  B B/F# C#/F
   Li, di, da.
 Ebm    Ebm/C#
   La, la,
           G#/C  G#/C C#/Bb
   Li, di, da,
 G#7/C C#
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C# | C#/B | F#/Bb | C#7/G#

F#         C#/F            B/Eb       F#/C#
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,
B          F#/Bb  G#7   C#
Sing us a song tonight.
            F#          C#/F      B/Eb   F#/C#
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    B             C#9sus4   F#
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F# | F#
              F# | C#/F | B/Eb | F#/C#
              B | C#7sus4 C#7sus4 C#7

              F# | B/F#
              F#maj | B F#/Bb G#m7  } ×2

G#m7 F#          C#/F    B/Eb            F#/C#
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine.
   B          F#/Bb       G#7  C# C#/Eb
He gets me my drinks for free.
C#/F     F#             C#/F
And he’s quick with a joke
      B/Eb                 F#/C#
Or to light up your smoke,
            B               C#9sus4     F#
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

Instrumental: F# | F# | B/F# | B/F#

B/F#      F#         C#/F
He says, “Bill, I believe
        B/Eb         F#/C#
This is killing me,”
      B         F#/Bb        G#7   C#
As a smile ran away from his face.
           F#
“Well, I’m sure
       C#/F         B/Eb     F#/C#
That I could be a movie star
   B           C#9sus4      F#
If I could get out of this place.”

 C#/F  Ebm      Ebm/C#
   Oh, la, la, la,
           G#/C  B B/F# C#/F
   Li, di, da.
 Ebm    Ebm/C#
   La, la,
           G#/C  G#/C C#/Bb
   Li, di, da,
 G#7/C C#
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C# | C#/B | F#/Bb | C#7/G#

C#7/G# F#     C#/F        B/Eb      F#/C#
Now Paul is a real estate novelist,
    B           F#/Bb    G#7   C#
Who never had time for a wife.
         F#             C#/F
And he’s talking with Davy,
      B/Eb           F#/C#
Who’s still in the Navy
    B        C#9sus4       F#
And probably will be for life.

Instrumental: F# | F#
              F# | C#/F | B/Eb | F#/C#
              B | C#7sus4 C#7sus4 C#7

              F# | F# | B/F# | B/F#

B/F#      F#        C#/F       B/Eb     F#/C#
And the waitress is practicing politics
       B           F#/Bb         G#7  C#
As the businessmen slowly get stoned.
             F#          C#/F
Yes, they’re sharing a drink
           B/Eb         F#/C#
They call “Loneliness,”
         B           C#9sus4    F#
But it’s better than drinking alone.

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

              Ebm | Ebm/C#
              G#7 | B B C#/F  } ×2

              Ebm | Ebm/C#
              G#/C | G#/C C#/Bb G#7/C
              C# | C#/B | F#/Bb | C#7/G#

F#         C#/F            B/Eb       F#/C#
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
B          F#/Bb  G#7   C#
Sing us a song tonight.
            F#          C#/F      B/Eb   F#/C#
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    B             C#9sus4   F#
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F# | F#
              F# | C#/F | B/Eb | F#/C#
              B | C#7sus4 C#7sus4 C#7

              F# | B/F#
              F#maj | B F#/Bb G#m7  } ×2

G#m7   F#             C#/F     B/Eb      F#/C#
It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
        B       F#/Bb        G#   C#
And the manager gives me a smile,
          F#              C#/F
‘Cause he knows that it’s me
             B/Eb          F#/C#
They’ve been coming to see
      B         C#9sus4      F#
To forget about life for a while.

Instrumental: F# | F# | B/F# | B/F#

B/F#    F#        C#/F          B/Eb     F#/C#
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival,
        B           F#/Bb        G#7   C#
And the microphone smells like a beer.
         F#           C#/F
And they sit at the bar
        B/Eb         F#/C#
And put bread in my jar,
          B             C#9sus4    F#
And say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

 C#/F  Ebm      Ebm/C#
   Oh, la, la, la,
           G#/C  B B/F# C#/F
   Li, di, da.
 Ebm    Ebm/C#
   La, la,
           G#/C  G#/C C#/Bb
   Li, di, da,
 G#7/C C#
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C# | C#/B | F#/Bb | C#7/G#

F#        C#/F             B/Eb       F#/C#
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
B          F#/Bb  G#7   C#
Sing us a song tonight.
            F#          C#/F      B/Eb   F#/C#
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    B             C#9sus4   F#
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F# | F#
              F# | C#/F | B/Eb | F#/C#
              B | C#7sus4 C#7sus4 C#7

              F# | B/F#
              F#maj | B F#/Bb G#m7  } ×2
              F#
 
 

Finger notations of chords

G#m7 for guitar
G#m9 for guitar
G#dim7 for guitar
F# for guitar
C#/F for guitar
B/Eb for guitar
F#/C# for guitar
Bmaj for guitar
F#/Bb for guitar
G#7 for guitar
C# for guitar
B for guitar
C#7sus4 for guitar
C#7 for guitar
B/F# for guitar
F#maj for guitar
G# for guitar
C#/Eb for guitar
C#9sus4 for guitar
Ebm for guitar
Ebm/C# for guitar
G#/C for guitar
C#/Bb for guitar
G#7/C for guitar
C#/B for guitar
C#7/G# for guitar

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