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Zanzibar  Billy Joel


Tuning: E A D G B e (standard)
Intro: G+ B7 E7
(Augmented run up: G B D# G B D# G
[Am9]Ali dances and the a[F9]udience applauds
Though he's [Am9]bathed in sweat he hasn't lost his [Bbmaj7]style
[C] Ali don't you [F]go downtown
[C] You gave away ano[Am]ther round for fre[Bm7-5]e W[E7]hoa...
[Am9]Me, I'm just another f[F9]ace at Zanzibar
But the [Am9]waitress always serves a secret sm[Bbmaj7]ile Whoa...
[C]She's waiting out in S[F]hantytown
[E7]She's gonna pull the [Am]curtains down for [Bm7-5]me, [G] for m[C]e
C G+/C (or Cmaj/min7) Cm7
I've got the old man's car,
[Fm9/C]I've got a jazz gui[Bb]tar
[Ebmaj7]I've got a tab at[Abmaj7] Zan -- [Gm7]zi -- [Fm7]bar
(Cos)[F#m7-5] To -- n[Gm7]ight that's [Abmaj7]where I'll [Ab7]be [D7] I'll [G+]be [B7] [E]
[Am9]Rose, he knows he's such a c[F9]redit to the game,
But the [Am9]Yankees grab the headlines every [Bbmaj7]time
[C] Melodrama's [F]so much fun
[C] In black and white for [Am]everyone to [Bm7-5]see [E7]whoa
[Am9]Me, I'm trying just to [F9]get to second base
And I'd [Am9]steal it if she only gave the [Bbmaj7]sign whoa
[C] She's gonna give the [F]go ahead
[E7] The inning isn't [Am]over yet for m[Bm7-5]e, [G] for [C]me
Tell the waitress I'll come back to Zanzibar
I'll be hiding in the darkness with my beer.
She's waiting out in Shantytown
She's gonna pull the curtains down for me, for me
| C6/9 A6/9 | Db9/F Bb9/D | G9/B E9/G# Db9/F | Em6 B/D# |
| Bm/D A/C# | Am/C B7b9 | E7b9 / / / |
|: Am9 / / / | / / / / | F9 / / / | / / / / | Am9 / / / | / / / / | Bbmaj7 / / / | / / / / :|

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Ab7 Abmaj7 Am Am9 B7 Bb Bbmaj7 Bm7-5 C D7 E E7 Ebmaj7 F F#m7-5 F9 Fm7 Fm9/C G G+ Gm7
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