Piano Man

Billy Joel

 CGAmC
It's nine o'clock on a saturday  
 FC/ED7G
the regular crowd shuffles in 
 CGAmC/G
There's an old man  sitting next to me 
 FG11CF/CCmaj7G11
Makin' love to his tonic and gin   
 CGFC/G
He says "Son can you play me a memory ?
 FC/ED7G
I'm not really sure how it goes 
 CGFC/G
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
 FG11C
when I wore a younger man's clothes"

 AmAm/GD7/F#FAm
 Da da da de de da  
 Am/GD7/F#D7GG/FC/EG7/D
da da  de de  da da da  
 CGFC/G
 Sing us a song, you're the piano man, 
 FC/ED7G
 sing us a song tonight 
 CGF
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
 C/GFG11CF/CCmaj7G11
 and you've got us feeling all right  

 CGFC
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine, 
 FC/ED7G
he gets me my drinks for free 
 CGFC/G
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke,
 FG11CF/CCmaj7G11
but there's some place that he'd rather be   
 CGFC/G
He says "Bill I believe this is killing me"
 FC/ED7G
As a smile ran away from his face 
 CGFC/G
"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
 FG11C
If I could get out of this place"

Chorus

 AmAm/GD7/F#FAm
 Da da da de de da  
 Am/GD7/F#D7GG/FC/EG7/D
da da  de de  da da da  
 CGFC/G
 Sing us a song, you're the piano man, 
 FC/ED7G
 sing us a song tonight 
 CGF
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
 C/GFG11CF/CCmaj7G11
 and you've got us feeling all right  

 CGFC
Now Paul is a real estate novelist 
 FC/ED7G
who never had time for a wife 
 CGFC/G
And he's talking with Davy, who's still in the Navy,
 FG11CF/CCmaj7G11
and probably will be for life   
 CGG
And the waitress is practicing politics,
 C/GFC/ED7G
  as the businessmen slowly get stoned 
 CGFC/G
Yes they're sharing a drink they call loneliness,
 FG11C
but it's better than drinking alone

Chorus

 AmAm/GD7/F#FAm
 Da da da de de da  
 Am/GD7/F#D7GG/FC/EG7/D
da da  de de  da da da  
 CGFC/G
 Sing us a song, you're the piano man, 
 FC/ED7G
 sing us a song tonight 
 CGF
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
 C/GFG11CF/CCmaj7G11
 and you've got us feeling all right  

 CGFC
It's a pretty good crowd for a saturday 
 FC/ED7G
and the manager gives me a smile 
 CGFC/G
`Cause he knows that it's me that they've been coming to see
 FG11CF/CCmaj7G11
To forget about life for a while   
 CGFC/G
And the piano sounds like a carnival
 FC/ED7G
and the microphone smells like a beer 
 CGFC/G
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
 FG11C
and say "Man what are you doing here ?"


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Am C C/E C/G Cmaj7 D7 D7/F# F F/C G G/F G11 G7/D
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jebus81 (report comment to admin):
Nice work on this tab, however some if the F chords should be Am chords.