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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: Am7 | Am9 | Adim7
       :4/4: Adim7

       :3/4: G | D/F# | C/E | G/D
       Cmaj | G/B | A7 | D

       G | D/F# | C/E | G/D
       C | D7sus4 D7sus4 D7

       G | C/G
       Gmaj | C G/B Am7  } ×2

Am7  G      D/F#       C/E       G/D C
It’s nine o’clock on a Saturday,
           G/B         A       D D/E
The regular crowd shuffles in.
D/F#       G      D/F#     C/E        G/D
There’s an old man sitting next to me
       C           D7sus4    G
Making love to his tonic and gin.

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

              C | D7sus4 D7sus4 D7
              G | G | C/G | C/G

C/G       G              D/F#    C/E     G/D
He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?
    C            G/B       A7    D
I’m not really sure how it goes,
         G            D/F#
But it’s sad and it’s sweet,
      C/E           G/D
And I knew it complete
     C        D9sus4        G         D/F#
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

   Em       Em/D
   La, la, la,
           A/C#  C C/G D/F#
   Li, di, da.
 Em     Em/D
   La, la,
           A/C#  A/C# D/B
   Li, di, da,
 A7/C# D
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: D | D/C | G/B | D7/A

G          D/F#            C/E        G/D
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,
C          G/B    A7    D
Sing us a song tonight.
            G           D/F#      C/E    G/D
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    C             D9sus4    G
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: G | G
              G | D/F# | C/E | G/D
              C | D7sus4 D7sus4 D7

              G | C/G
              Gmaj | C G/B Am7  } ×2

Am7 G            D/F#    C/E             G/D
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine.
   C          G/B         A7   D D/E
He gets me my drinks for free.
D/F#     G              D/F#
And he’s quick with a joke
      C/E                  G/D
Or to light up your smoke,
            C               D9sus4      G
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

Instrumental: G | G | C/G | C/G

C/G       G          D/F#
He says, “Bill, I believe
        C/E          G/D
This is killing me,”
      C         G/B          A7    D
As a smile ran away from his face.
           G
“Well, I’m sure
       D/F#         C/E      G/D
That I could be a movie star
   C           D9sus4       G
If I could get out of this place.”

 D/F#  Em       Em/D
   Oh, la, la, la,
           A/C#  C C/G D/F#
   Li, di, da.
 Em     Em/D
   La, la,
           A/C#  A/C# D/B
   Li, di, da,
 A7/C# D
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: D | D/C | G/B | D7/A

D7/A G        D/F#        C/E       G/D
Now Paul is a real estate novelist,
    C           G/B      A7    D
Who never had time for a wife.
         G              D/F#
And he’s talking with Davy,
      C/E            G/D
Who’s still in the Navy
    C        D9sus4        G
And probably will be for life.

Instrumental: G | G
              G | D/F# | C/E | G/D
              C | D7sus4 D7sus4 D7

              G | G | C/G | C/G

C/G       G         D/F#       C/E      G/D
And the waitress is practicing politics
       C           G/B           A7   D
As the businessmen slowly get stoned.
             G           D/F#
Yes, they’re sharing a drink
           C/E          G/D
They call “Loneliness,”
         C           D9sus4     G
But it’s better than drinking alone.

Instrumental: G | G G D/F#

              Em | Em/D
              A7 | C C D/F#  } ×2

              Em | Em/D
              A/C# | A/C# D/B A7/C#
              D | D/C | G/B | D7/A

G          D/F#            C/E        G/D
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
C          G/B    A7    D
Sing us a song tonight.
            G           D/F#      C/E    G/D
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    C             D9sus4    G
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: G | G
              G | D/F# | C/E | G/D
              C | D7sus4 D7sus4 D7

              G | C/G
              Gmaj | C G/B Am7  } ×2

Am7    G              D/F#     C/E       G/D
It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
        C       G/B          A    D
And the manager gives me a smile,
          G               D/F#
‘Cause he knows that it’s me
             C/E           G/D
They’ve been coming to see
      C         D9sus4       G
To forget about life for a while.

Instrumental: G | G | C/G | C/G

C/G     G         D/F#          C/E      G/D
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival,
        C           G/B          A7    D
And the microphone smells like a beer.
         G            D/F#
And they sit at the bar
        C/E          G/D
And put bread in my jar,
          C             D9sus4     G
And say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

 D/F#  Em       Em/D
   Oh, la, la, la,
           A/C#  C C/G D/F#
   Li, di, da.
 Em     Em/D
   La, la,
           A/C#  A/C# D/B
   Li, di, da,
 A7/C# D
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: D | D/C | G/B | D7/A

G         D/F#             C/E        G/D
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
C          G/B    A7    D
Sing us a song tonight.
            G           D/F#      C/E    G/D
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    C             D9sus4    G
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: G | G
              G | D/F# | C/E | G/D
              C | D7sus4 D7sus4 D7

              G | C/G
              Gmaj | C G/B Am7  } ×2
              G
 
 

Finger notations of chords

Am7 for guitar
Am9 for guitar
Adim7 for guitar
G for guitar
D/F# for guitar
C/E for guitar
G/D for guitar
Cmaj for guitar
G/B for guitar
A7 for guitar
D for guitar
C for guitar
D7sus4 for guitar
D7 for guitar
C/G for guitar
Gmaj for guitar
A for guitar
D/E for guitar
D9sus4 for guitar
Em for guitar
Em/D for guitar
A/C# for guitar
D/B for guitar
A7/C# for guitar
D/C for guitar
D7/A for guitar

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