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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 | Dm7 | Ddim7
       :4/4: Ddim7

       :3/4: C | G | F | C
       Fmaj | C | D7 | G

       C | G | F | C
       F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

       C | F
       Cmaj | F C Dm7  } ×2

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

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G | F | C

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

F         C              G       F       C  
He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?
    F            C         D7    G
I’m not really sure how it goes,
         C            G  
But it’s sad and it’s sweet,
      F             C  
And I knew it complete
     F        G7sus4        C         G  
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

   Am       Am7 
   La, la, la,
           D     F     G  
   Li, di, da.
 Am     Am7 
   La, la,
           D          G  
   Li, di, da,
 D7    G
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: G | G | C | G7

C          G               F          C  
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,
F          C      D7    G
Sing us a song tonight.
            C           G         F      C  
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    F             G7sus4    C
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G | F | C
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

              C | F
              Cmaj | F C Dm7  } ×2

Dm7 C            G       F               C  
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine.
   F          C           D7   G    
He gets me my drinks for free.
         C              G  
And he’s quick with a joke
      F                    C  
Or to light up your smoke,
            F               G7sus4      C
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

Instrumental: C | C | F | F

F         C          G  
He says, “Bill, I believe
        F            C  
This is killing me,”
      F         C            D7    G
As a smile ran away from his face.
           C
“Well, I’m sure
       G            F        C  
That I could be a movie star
   F           G7sus4       C
If I could get out of this place.”

 G     Am       Am7 
   Oh, la, la, la,
           D     F     G  
   Li, di, da.
 Am     Am7 
   La, la,
           D          G  
   Li, di, da,
 D7    G
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: G | G | C | G7

G7   C        G           F         C  
Now Paul is a real estate novelist,
    F           C        D7    G
Who never had time for a wife.
         C              G  
And he’s talking with Davy,
      F              C  
Who’s still in the Navy
    F        G7sus4        C
And probably will be for life.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G | F | C
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

              C | C | F | F

F         C         G          F        C  
And the waitress is practicing politics
       F           C             D7   G
As the businessmen slowly get stoned.
             C           G  
Yes, they’re sharing a drink
           F            C  
They call “Loneliness,”
         F           G7sus4     C
But it’s better than drinking alone.

Instrumental: C | C C G

              Am | Am7
              D7 | F F G  } ×2

              Am | Am7
              D | D G D7
              G | G | C | G7

C          G               F          C  
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
F          C      D7    G
Sing us a song tonight.
            C           G         F      C  
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    F             G7sus4    C
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G | F | C
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

              C | F
              Cmaj | F C Dm7  } ×2

Dm7    C              G        F         C  
It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
        F       C            D    G
And the manager gives me a smile,
          C               G  
‘Cause he knows that it’s me
             F             C  
They’ve been coming to see
      F         G7sus4       C
To forget about life for a while.

Instrumental: C | C | F | F

F       C         G             F        C  
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival,
        F           C            D7    G
And the microphone smells like a beer.
         C            G  
And they sit at the bar
        F            C  
And put bread in my jar,
          F             G7sus4     C
And say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

 G     Am       Am7 
   Oh, la, la, la,
           D     F     G  
   Li, di, da.
 Am     Am7 
   La, la,
           D          G  
   Li, di, da,
 D7    G
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: G | G | C | G7

C         G                F          C  
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
F          C      D7    G
Sing us a song tonight.
            C           G         F      C  
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    F             G7sus4    C
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: C | C
              C | G | F | C
              F | G7sus4 G7sus4 G7

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

Finger notations of uku chords

Dm7 for ukulele
Ddim7 for ukulele
C for ukulele
G for ukulele
F for ukulele
Fmaj for ukulele
D7 for ukulele
G7sus4 for ukulele
G7 for ukulele
Cmaj for ukulele
D for ukulele
Am for ukulele
Am7 for ukulele

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Ukulele accompaniment chords are extremely close to the original, with consideration of the instrument’s realities.

 


 

 

 

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