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Where's the Orchestra?  Billy Joel


Where's the Orchestra? - Billy Joel

Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard
Billy Joel
Where's the Orchestra? (1982)
(Billy Joel)
From: "The Nylon Curtain"
Beautiful song but not easy ...
What I found out sounds alright to me.
Suggestions for improvements are highly welcome, though.

*Am 0-1-2-x-x-x
*Am/G 0-1-0-x-x-x
*Am/F 0-1-2-3-x-x
E5+ 0-1-1-2-x-x
Am7 3-1-2-2-0-x
Am6 2-1-2-2-0-x
E/G# 0-0-1-2-x-4
G6 0-0-0-0-2-3
E5+/G# (0)1-1-2-x-4
Amaj7 0-2-1-2-0-x
Em7 0-3-0-2-2-0
G/A x-3-4-5-0-x
C/B 0-1-0-x-2-x
Bm7b5 x-3-2-3-2-x
Cdim x-4-2-4-3-x
A/C# (0)2-2-2-4-x
[F#7sus] [2-2-4-2-4-2]  
[F#7]*G [2-2-3-2-4-2]x-3-0-0-x-3
D/F# x-3-2-0-x-2
Dm/F x-3-2-0-x-1
E7 x-3-1-2-2-0
*A x-2-2-2-0-x
G#m6 x-4-4-2-x-4
*Emaj7 x-4-4-2-x-0

Capo 3rd fret
| C | G | *Am *Am/G *Am/F | E | E5+ |
Where's the [A]orchestra?
[Am]Wasn't this sup[Am7]posed to [Am6]be a [E/G#]musical?
[G6]Here I a[E5+/G#]m in the [A]balcony
[Amaj7]How the hell could [E5+/G#]I have missed the [Em7]overture?[G/A]
I [Dmaj7]like the [B7]scenery
[Bm7]Even though I have [Dm]absolutely [E5+]no
I[A]dea at all
[Am]What is being [Am7]said des[Am6]pite the [E/G#]dialogue
[G6]The[E5+/G#]re's the [A]leading man
The [Amaj7]movie star who [E5+/G#]never faced an [Em7]audience[G/A]
[Dmaj7]Where's the [B7]orchestra?
[Bm7]After all
This is [F]my big[G] [C]night on the [C/B]town
My [Am7]introduction to the [Em]theatre crowd
I as[F]sumed that the show would have a [Bm7b5]song
So I was [E5+]wrong
At least I [A]understand
[Am]All the innu[Am7]endo[Am6] and the [E/G#]irony
[G6]And [E5+/G#]I ap[A]preciate
The [Amaj7]roles the actors [E5+/G#]played, the [Em7]point the author [G/A]made
Dmaj7 B7(no3rd)
And after the closing lines
[Cdim7] And [A/C#]after the [F#7sus]curtain call[F#7]s
*G D/F#
The curtain falls
On [Dm/F]empty chairs ... [E7] where's the [(A)]orchestra?
| *A | G#m6 | *A | G#m6 |
| *A | G#m6 *Emaj7 | *A | G#m6 *Emaj7 | *A | G#m6 *Emaj7 |
(melody: Allentown) (repeat and fade)

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A A/C# Am Am6 Am7 Amaj7 B7 Bm7 Bm7b5 C C/B Cdim7 Dm Dm/F Dmaj7 E/G# E5+ E7 Em Em7 F F#7 F#7sus G G6
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