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Scenes From an Italian Restaurant  Billy Joel

Words & Music by Billy Joel
Album: The Stranger (1977)
INTRO: F Bb C Bb
[F]A bottle of white, [Bb]a bottle of red
[C]Perhaps a bottle of ro[Bb]se instead[F]
[C]Get a table [C/Bb]near the [Am]street
In our old fa[Am/Bb]miliar [C]place
You and I, [Bb]face to [C]face, [Bb]um umm
[F]A bottle of red, [Bb]a bottle of white
[C]It all depends on your [Bb]appe[F]tite
[G]I'll meet you [G/A]anytime [G/B]you [C]want
In our I[C/D]tali[C/E]an Re[F]staurant[Bb]
SAX SOLO: C F Bb C F Bb
[Eb] [G#] [Eb] [G#] [D]  
[G]Things are okay with me these days
[G]Got a good job, got a good office
[C]Got a new wife, [Am7]got a new life
And the [D]family's fine[D] [D]
Oh, [G]we lost touch long ago
[G]You lost weight I did not know
[C]You could ever [Am7]look so nice after [D]so much time
Do you re[Eb]member those days hanging [Bb]out at the village [F]green
[Eb]Engineer boots, leather [Bb]jackets and tight blue [F]jeans
Woah you drop a [Eb]dime in the box play the [Bb]song about New Or[F]leans
[Eb]Cold beer, [Bb]hot lights
[C]My sweet ro[D]mantic teenage [G]nights
RAGTIME BIT: G C Am D
[G] [C] [Am] [D]  
PIANO SOLO: G G
[G] [G/F] [G/E] [D]  
[G] [G/F] [G/E] [D]  
[G]Oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh oh oh oh
[G]Oh, oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh oh oh oh
[G]Brenda and Eddie were the popular steadies
And the [D]king and the queen of the prom[D] [C]
[G]Riding around with the [G/B]car top down and the [C]radio on
[G]Nobody looked any [D]finer[D] [C]
Or was [G]more of a hit at the [C]Parkway Diner
[G]We never knew we could [F]want more than that out of [E]life
Surely [Am]Brenda and [Am/B]Eddie would [C]always know [D]how to sur[G]vive
Oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh oh oh oh
[G]Oh, oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh oh oh oh
[G]Brenda and Eddy were still going steady in the [D]summer of seventy five[D] [C]
[G]When they decided the [G/B]marriage would be at the [C]end of July
[G]Everyone said they were [D]crazy[D] [C]
[G]Brenda you know that you're [C]much too lazy
[G]Eddie could never af[F]ford to live that kind of [E]life
Oh, but [Am]there we were [Am/B]waving [C]Brenda and [D]Eddie good[G]bye
Oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh
Well, they [C]got an apartment with deep pile carpet
And a [D]couple of paintings from [G]Sears
A [C]big waterbed that they bought with the bread
They had [D]saved for a couple of [G]years
They [C]started to fight when the money got tight
And they [D]just didn't count on the [Em]tears, woh [Am]oh, woh oh...yeah rock n roll
SAX SOLO: G D
[G] [G/B] [C]  
[G] [D] [D] [C]  
[G] [C]  
[G] [F] [E]  
[Am] [Am/B] [C] [D]  
[G]Oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh
Well, they [C]lived for a while in a very nice style
But it's [D]always the same in the end[G]
They [C]got a divorce as a matter of course
And they [D]parted the closest of friends[G]
Then the [C]king and the queen went back to the green
But you can [D]never go back there a[Em]gain, oh [Am]oh, oh [D]oh
[G]Brenda and Eddie had had it already by the [D]summer of seventy five[D] [C]
From the [G]high to the low to the [G/B]end of the show
For the [C]rest of their lives
They [G]couldn't go back to the [D]greasers[D] [C]
The [G]best they could do was pick [C]up their pieces
[G]We always knew they would [F]both find a way to get [E]by
[Am]That's all I [Am/B]heard about [C]Brenda and [D]Eddie
[Am]Can't tell you [Am/B]more cause I [C]told you al[D]ready
And [Am]here we are [Am/B]waving [C]Brenda and [D]Eddie good[G]bye
Oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh oh oh oh
[G]Oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh oh oh oh
[G]Oh [G/F]oh, oh [G/E]oh, oh [D]oh oh oh oh
RUN DOWN: (NOTES) F E D C B A
[C] [Bb] [A] [G] [F] [E]  
[F] [Bb]Yeah yeah [C]yeah[Bb] [F]
[C] [C/Bb] [Am] [Am/Bb] [C] [Bb] [C] [Bb]  
[F]A bottle of red, [Bb]oooh a bottle of white
[C]Whatever kind of mood you're [Bb]in to[F]night
[G]I'll meet you [G/A]anytime [G/B]you [C]want
In our I[C/D]tali[C/E]an Re[F]staurant[Bb]
SAX OUTRO: C F Bb C F Bb
[Dm] [Em] [F] [G] [C]  
Notes:
? Run Down: There are no chords to fit over this part, the whole band plays the run down:
 
 E---------------
 B---------------
 G---------------
 D-320-----------
 A----320-310----
 E-----------310-

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