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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 | Gm7 | Gdim7
       :4/4: Gdim7

       :3/4: F | C | Bb | F
       Bbmaj | F | G7 | C

       F | C | Bb | F
       Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

       F | Bb
       Fmaj | Bb F Gm7  } ×2

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

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C | Bb | F

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

Bb        F              C       Bb      F  
He says, “Son, can you play me a memory?
    Bb           F         G7    C
I’m not really sure how it goes,
         F            C  
But it’s sad and it’s sweet,
      Bb            F  
And I knew it complete
     Bb       C7sus4        F         C  
When I wore a younger man’s clothes.”

   Dm       Dm7 
   La, la, la,
           G     Bb    C  
   Li, di, da.
 Dm     Dm7 
   La, la,
           G          C  
   Li, di, da,
 G7    C
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C | C | F | C7

F          C               Bb         F  
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man,
Bb         F      G7    C
Sing us a song tonight.
            F           C         Bb     F  
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    Bb            C7sus4    F
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C | Bb | F
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

              F | Bb
              Fmaj | Bb F Gm7  } ×2

Gm7 F            C       Bb              F  
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine.
   Bb         F           G7   C    
He gets me my drinks for free.
         F              C  
And he’s quick with a joke
      Bb                   F  
Or to light up your smoke,
            Bb              C7sus4      F
But there’s someplace that he’d rather be.

Instrumental: F | F | Bb | Bb

Bb        F          C  
He says, “Bill, I believe
        Bb           F  
This is killing me,”
      Bb        F            G7    C
As a smile ran away from his face.
           F
“Well, I’m sure
       C            Bb       F  
That I could be a movie star
   Bb          C7sus4       F
If I could get out of this place.”

 C     Dm       Dm7 
   Oh, la, la, la,
           G     Bb    C  
   Li, di, da.
 Dm     Dm7 
   La, la,
           G          C  
   Li, di, da,
 G7    C
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C | C | F | C7

C7   F        C           Bb        F  
Now Paul is a real estate novelist,
    Bb          F        G7    C
Who never had time for a wife.
         F              C  
And he’s talking with Davy,
      Bb             F  
Who’s still in the Navy
    Bb       C7sus4        F
And probably will be for life.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C | Bb | F
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

              F | F | Bb | Bb

Bb        F         C          Bb       F  
And the waitress is practicing politics
       Bb          F             G7   C
As the businessmen slowly get stoned.
             F           C  
Yes, they’re sharing a drink
           Bb           F  
They call “Loneliness,”
         Bb          C7sus4     F
But it’s better than drinking alone.

Instrumental: F | F F C

              Dm | Dm7
              G7 | Bb Bb C  } ×2

              Dm | Dm7
              G | G C G7
              C | C | F | C7

F          C               Bb         F  
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
Bb         F      G7    C
Sing us a song tonight.
            F           C         Bb     F  
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    Bb            C7sus4    F
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C | Bb | F
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

              F | Bb
              Fmaj | Bb F Gm7  } ×2

Gm7    F              C        Bb        F  
It’s a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
        Bb      F            G    C
And the manager gives me a smile,
          F               C  
‘Cause he knows that it’s me
             Bb            F  
They’ve been coming to see
      Bb        C7sus4       F
To forget about life for a while.

Instrumental: F | F | Bb | Bb

Bb      F         C             Bb       F  
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival,
        Bb          F            G7    C
And the microphone smells like a beer.
         F            C  
And they sit at the bar
        Bb           F  
And put bread in my jar,
          Bb            C7sus4     F
And say, “Man, what are you doing here?”

 C     Dm       Dm7 
   Oh, la, la, la,
           G     Bb    C  
   Li, di, da.
 Dm     Dm7 
   La, la,
           G          C  
   Li, di, da,
 G7    C
   Da, dum.

Instrumental: C | C | F | C7

F         C                Bb         F  
Sing us a song, you’re the piano man.
Bb         F      G7    C
Sing us a song tonight.
            F           C         Bb     F  
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
    Bb            C7sus4    F
And you’ve got us feeling alright.

Instrumental: F | F
              F | C | Bb | F
              Bb | C7sus4 C7sus4 C7

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

Finger notations of uku chords

Gm7 for ukulele
Gdim7 for ukulele
F for ukulele
C for ukulele
Bb for ukulele
Bbmaj for ukulele
G7 for ukulele
C7sus4 for ukulele
C7 for ukulele
Fmaj for ukulele
G for ukulele
Dm for ukulele
Dm7 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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