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{t:Piano Man}
{st:Billy Joel}
It's [C]nine o'[Em]clock on a [Am]saturday [C]
the [F]regular [C/E]crowd shuffles [D7]in [G]
There's an [C]old man [Em] sitting [Am]next to me [C/G]
Makin' [F]love to his [G11]tonic and [C]gin [F/C] [Cmaj7] [G11]
He says "[C]Son can you [Em]play me a [Am]memory[C/G] ?
I'm [F]not really [C/E]sure how it [D7]goes [G]
But it's [C]sad and it's [Em]sweet and I [Am]knew it com[C/G]plete
when [F]I wore a [G11]younger man's [C]clothes"
{soc}
[Am]Da da da[Am/G] de de [D7/F#]da [F] [Am]
da da [Am/G] de de [D7/F#] [D7]da da [G]da[G/F] [C/E] [G7/D]
[C]Sing us a [Em/B]song, you're the [Am]piano man, [C/G]
[F]sing us a [C/E]song to[D7]night [G]
Well we're [C]all in the [Em/B]mood for a [Am]melody
[C/G]and [F]you've got us [G11]feeling all [C]right[F/C] [Cmaj7] [G11]
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Now [C]John at the [Em]bar is a [Am]friend of mine, [C]
he [F]gets me my [C/E]drinks for [D7]free [G]
And he's [C]quick with a [Em]joke or to [Am]light up your [C/G]smoke,
but there's [F]some place that [G11]he'd rather [C]be [F/C] [Cmaj7] [G11]
He says "[C]Bill I be[Em]lieve this is [Am]killing me"[C/G]
As a [F]smile ran a[C/E]way from his [D7]face [G]
"Well I'm [C]sure that I [Em]could be a [Am]movie [C/G]star
If [F]I could get [G11]out of this [C]place"
{c:Chorus}
Now [C]Paul is a [Em]real estate [Am]novelist [C]
who [F]never had [C/E]time for a [D7]wife [G]
And he's [C]talking with [Em]Davy, who's [Am]still in the [C/G]Navy,
and [F]probably [G11]will be for [C]life [F/C] [Cmaj7] [G11]
And the [C]waitress is [Em]practicing [Am]politics,
[C/G] as the [F]businessmen [C/E]slowly get [D7]stoned [G]
Yes they're [C]sharing a [Em]drink they call [Am]loneli[C/G]ness,
but it's [F]better than [G11]drinking a[C]lone
{c:Chorus}
It's a [C]pretty good [Em]crowd for a [Am]saturday [C]
and the [F]manager [C/E]gives me a [D7]smile [G]
`Cause he [C]knows that it's [Em]me that they've been [Am]coming to [C/G]see
To for[F]get about [G11]life for a [C]while [F/C] [Cmaj7] [G11]
And the [C]piano [Em]sounds like a [Am]carnival[C/G]
and the [F]microphone [C/E]smells like a [D7]beer [G]
And they [C]sit at the [Em]bar and put [Am]bread in my [C/G]jar
and say "[F]Man what are [G11]you doing [C]here ?"

{title:She's Always a Woman}
{subtitle:Billy Joel}
She can [G]kill with a [C]smile, she can [G]wound with her [C]eyes
She can [G]ruin your [F]faith with her [Fmaj7]casual[F] l[Fmaj7]ies
And she [G7]only re[C]veals what she [G]wants you [E]see
She [Am]hides likes a [Am7/G]child but she's [F]always a [G7]woman to [C]me[C/B][Am][G]
She can [G]lead to [C]love she can [G]take you or [C]leave you
She can [G]ask for the [F]truth but she'll [Fmaj7]never [F]be[Fmaj7]lieve you
And she'll [G7]take what you [C]give her as [G]long as it's [E]free
Yeah, she [Am]steals like a [Am7/G]thief but she's [F]always a [G7]woman to [C]me[C/B][Am][G]
[D7]Oh She takes care of her[G]self, she can [C]wait if she [F]wants
[Dm]She's a[G7]head of her [C]ti[B]me
[Cm]Oh [Cm6] and she [F]never gives [Bb]out,
[Gm]and she [Eb]never gives [Ab]in [F#dim]she just [D7]changes her [G]mind
And she'll [G]promise you [C]more than the [G]garden of [C]eden
Then she'll [G]carelessly [F]cut you and [Fmaj7]laugh while [F]you're [Fmaj7]bleeding
But she [G7]brings out the [C]best and the [G]worst you can [E]be
Blame it [Am]all on your[Am7/G]self cause she's [F]always a [G7]woman to [C]me[C/B][Am][G]
She is [G]frequently [C]kind and [G]suddenly [C]cruel
She can [G]do as she [F]pleases she's [Fmaj7]nobody[F]'s [Fmaj7]fool
But she [G7]can't be con[C]victed, she's [G]earned her de[E]greee
And the [Am]most she will do is throw [Am7/G]shadows at you
But she's [F]always a wo[G7]man to me[C][C/B][Am][G]


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[Verse]
E(low) F#
Uptown girl
G# A
She's been living in her uptown world
B E(low) F#
I bet she never had a back street guy
G# A
I bet her mama never told her why
B E(low) F#
I'm gonna try for an uptown girl
G# A
She's been living in her white bread world
B E(low) F#
As long as anyone with hot blood can
G# A
And now she's looking for a downtown man
B
That's what I am

[Chorus]
B F#
And when she knows what
G# E(low)B
She wants from her t-i-i-ime
B F#
And when she wakes up
G# E(low)B
And makes up her m-i-i-ind
B(pm) /E(low)(pm)
She'll see I'm not so tough
/F#(pm)
Just because
/G#(pm)
I'm in love with an

[Verse]
Uptown girl
You know I've seen her in her uptown world
She's getting tired of her high class toys
And all her presents from her uptown boys
She's got a choice

[Bridge]
E(low)(pm) F#(pm) G#(pm) B A
Oowoh oowoh wahooooowah oowah oowah
E(low)(pm) F#(pm) G#(pm) B A
Oowoh oowoh wahooooowah oowah oowah

[Verse]
Uptown girl
You know I can't afford to buy her pearls
But maybe someday when my ship comes in
She'll understand what kind of guy I've been
And then I'll win

[Chorus]
And when she's walking
She's looking so fine
And when she's talking
She'll say that she's mine
She'll say I'm not so tough
Just because
I'm in love with an

[Verse]
Uptown girl
She's been living in her white bread world
As long as anyone with hot blood can
And now she's looking for a downtown man
That's what I am

[Repeat Bridge]

[Chorus]
Uptown girl
She's my uptown girl
You know I'm in love
With an uptown girl
My uptown girl
You know I'm in love
With an uptown girl
My uptown girl
You know I'm in love
With an uptown girl
My uptown girl

[End on E(low)]



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The River of Dreams
(Billy Joel)

G G
In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep
C D
from the mountains of faith to a river so deep
G G
I must be looking for something something sacred I lost
C D
But the river is wide and it's too hard to cross


Em D
And even thought I knew the river is wide
C Am
I walk down every evening and I stand on the shore
Em D
And try to cross to the opposite side
Am D
So I can finally find out what I've been looking for


G G
In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep
C D
Through the valley of fear to a river so deep
G G
And I've been searching for something taken away of my soul
C D
Something I would never lose something somebody stole


Em D
I don't know why I go walking at night
C Am
But now I'm tired and I don't walk anymore
Em D
I hope it doesn't take the rest of my life
Am D
Until I find what it is I've been looking for


G G
In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep
C D
Through the jungle of doubt to a river so deep
G G
I know I'm searching for something something so undefined
C D
That it only can be seen by the eyes of a blind

G
In the middle of the night


Em D
I'm not sure about life after this
C Am
god knows I've never been a spiritual man
Em Am
Babtized by the fire, I wade into the river
Am D
That turns to be the promised land


G G
In the middle of the night I go walking in my sleep
C D
Through the desert of truth to a river so deep
G G
We're all land in the ocean we all start in the streams
C D
We're all carried along by the river of dreams

G
In the middle of the night



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It's still Rock'n'Roll to me
(Billy Joel)

C E
What's the matter with the clothes I'm wearing?

Bb F
"Can't You tell that your tie's too wide?"

C E
Maybe I should bye some old tab collar?

Bb F
"Welcome back to the age of jive.

Em Am
Where have you been hiddin' out lately, honey?

Em D G
You can't dress trashy till you spend a lot of money"

C Em Bb
Everybody talking 'bout the new sound.

F Am G C
Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me.

C E
What's the matter with the car I'm driving?

Bb F
Can't tell it's out of style?"

C E
Should I get a set of white wall tires?

Bb F
"Are you gonna cruise the miracle mile?

Em Am
Nowadays you cant't be too sentimental.

Em D G
Your best bet's a true baby, blue Continental."

C Em Bb F
Hot funny, cool punk even if it's old junk,

Am G C
it's still rock and roll to me.

C G F
Oh it doesn't matter what they say in the papaers,

E Am
'cause it's always been the same old scene.

G F
There's a new band in town but you can't get the sound

E Ab
from a story in a magazine.

Eb F G
aimed at your average teen.

C E
How about a pair of pink sidewinders

Bb F
and a bright orange pair of pants?

C E
"Well, you could really be a Beau Brummel baby,

Bb F Em
if you just give it half a chance.

Am
Don't waste your money on a new set of speakers.

Em D G
You get more milage from a cheaper pair of sneakers."

C Em Bb F
Next phase, new wave, dance trace, anyways

Am G C
it's still rock and roll to me.

G
F E Am G F
E7 Ab Eb F G

C E
What's the matter with the crowd I'm seeing?

Bb F
"Don't know that they're out of tough?"

C E
Should I try to be a straight 'A' student?"

Bb F Em
If You are, then you think too much."

Em Am
"Don't you know about the new fashion, honey?

Em D G
All you need are looks and a whole lota money."

C Em Bb
It's the next phase, new wave, dance trace; anyways

Am G C C
it's still rock and roll to me.

C E Bb
Everybody's talking about the new sound.

G C9
Funny, but it's still rock and roll to me.



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Just the way you are

[D]Don't go [Bm6]changing [Gmaj7]to try to [Bm]please [D7]me [Gmaj7]you never [Gm6]let me down bef[D]ore [Am7]mmm [D7]
[Gmaj7]I don't [Gm6]imagine [D]you're too fa[Bm7]miliar [E7sus]and I don't [E7]see you any[A7sus4]more
[D]I would would not [Bm6]leave you [Gmaj7]in times of [Bm]troub[D7]le [Gmaj7]we never [Gm6]could have come this [D]far [Am7]mm [D7]
[Gmaj7]I took the [Gm6]good times, [D]I'll take the [Bm7]bad times, [Em7]I'll take you [A7sus4]just the way you [D]are.

{c:Repeat intro}

[D]Don't go [Bm6]trying [Gmaj7]some new [Bm]fashi[D7]on [Gmaj7]don't change the [Gm6]color of your [D]hair [Am7]mmm [D7]
[Gmaj7]You always [Gm6]have my [D]unspoken [Bm7]passion [E7sus]although I [E7]might not seem to [A7sus4]care
[D]I don't want [Bm6]clever [Gmaj7]conver[Bm]sati[D7]on [Gmaj7]I never [Gm6]want to work that [D]hard [Am7]mmm [D7]
[Gmaj7]I just want [Gm6]someone that I can [Bm7]talk to [Em7]I want you [A7sus4]just the way you [D]are

{c:Repeat intro}

{c:Bridge}
[G]I need to [A]know that you will [F#m7]always [B7]be [Em7]the same old [A]someone that I [D]knew [D7]ohh
[Gm7]What will it [C7]take till you be[Am7]lieve in [D7]me [Gm7]the way that [C]I believe in [A7sus4]you

[D]I said I [Bm6]love you [Gmaj7]and that's for[Bm]eve[D7]r [Gmaj7]and this I [Gm6]promise from my [D]heart [Am7]mmm [D7]
[Gmaj7]I could not [Gm6]love you [D]any [Bm7]better [Em7]I love you [A7sus4]just the way you a[Bb]re



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Honesty
Billy Joel

Bb Eb F Dm7
If you search for tenderness it isn't hard to find
Eb Gm Am Cm7-F-F7
You can have the love you need to live
Bb C F D
And if you look for truthfulness you might just as well be blind
Eb A D
It always seems to be so hard to give

[chorus]
Ebmaj7 F7 D Gm7 F
Honest- y is such a lonely word
Eb F Bb D
Everyone is so untrue
Ebmaj7 F7 D Gm7
Honest- y is hardly ever heard
Eb F Bb F9sus
But mostly what I need from you

[end chorus]
Bb Eb F Dm7
I can always find someone to say they sympathize
Eb Gm Am Cm7-F-F7
If I wear my heart out on my sleeve
Bb C F D
But I don't want some pretty face to tell me pretty lies
Eb A D
All I want is someone to believe

[repeat chorus]
Gm D
I can find a lover, I can find a friend
F7 C
I can have security until the bitter end
Eb F F7 Eb Bb
Anyone can comfort me with promises again
C7 F D-Eb-F9sus
I know, I know
Bb Eb F Dm
When I'm deep inside of me, don't be too concerned
Eb Bb Am Cm7-F-F7
I won't ask for nothing while I'm gone
Bb C F A Dm
When I want sincerity tell me where else can I turn?
Eb A7 D7
Cause you're the one that I depend upon



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Just the way you are B.JOEL

D Bm6 G7+ Bm G7+ Gm D
Don't go changin' to try please me you never let me down before
Am D7 G7+ Gm D Bm
Mm Don't imagine you're too familiar
E E7 A4 A D
And I don't see you anymore
D Bm6 G7+ Bm
I would not leave you in times of trouble
G7+ Gm D
we never could have come this far
Am D7 G7+ Gm D Bm
Mm I took the good times I'll take the bad times
Em7 A4 D Gm D G D Gm D G
I'll take you just the way you are

D Bm6 G7+ Bm
Don't go trying some new fashion
G7+ Gm D
Don't change the colour of your hair
Am D7 G7+ Gm D Bm
Mm You always have my unspoken passion
E E7 A4 A D
Althought I might not seem so care

D Bm6 G7+ Bm G7+ Gm D
I don't want clever conversation I never want to work that hard
Am D7 G7+ Gm D Bm
Mm I just want someone that I can talk to
Em7 A4 D Gm D G D Gm D G D
I'll want you just the way you are

G A Gbm7 B7
I need to know that you will always be
Em A D D7 Am
the same old someone that I knew
Bb Do Am D7
What will it take till you believe in me MTM
Gm Do A4 A
The way that I believe in you

D Bm6 G7+ Bm
I said I love you & that's forever
G7+ Gm D
& this I promise from the heart
Am D7 G7+ Gm D Bm
Mm I could not love you any better
Em7 A4 D Gm D G D Gm D G
I'll love you just the way you are

D Bm6 G7+ Bm G7+ Gm D
I don't want clever conversation I never want to work that hard
Am D7 G7+ Gm D Bm
Mm I just want someone that I can talk to
Em7 A4 Bb C Am D7 Gm C
I'll want you just the way you are


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THE LONGEST TIME
Billy Joel
C G C F G7 C G C F G7 .
..
Oh, oh oh oh For the longest time. oh oh oh. For the longest...
.C F C D7 G

If you said goodbye to me tonight. There would still be music left to write.
E7 Am G7 C C7
What else could I do? I'm so inspired by you.
F Dm G C
That hasn't happened for the longest time.
C F C D7
G
Once I thought my innocence was gone. Now I know that happiness goes on.
E7 Am G7 C C7
That's where you found me, when you put your arms around me.
F Dm G C
.I haven't been there for the longest time.

C G C F G7 C G C F G7
Oh! oh oh oh For the longest time. Oh! oh oh. For the longest..
C F C D7
G
I'm that voice you're hearing in the hall. And the greatest miracle of all,
E7 Am G7 C C7
. is how I need you. And how you needed me too.
F Dm G C
That hasn't happened for the longest time.
G Am B7 C

Maybe this won't last very long, but you feel so right, and I could be wrong.
Em Am
Maybe I've been hoping too hard,
. D D7 G G7
but I've gone this far and it's more than I hoped for
C F C D7 G

Who knows how much further we'll go on. Maybe I'll be sorry when you're gone.
E7 Am G7 C C7
. I'll take my chances, I forgot how nice romance is.
F Dm G C
.I haven't been there for the longest time.
G Am B7 C

I had second thoughts at the start. I said to myself hold on to your heart.
.Em Am
.Now I know the woman that you are.
. D D7 G G7
You're wonderful so far and it's more than I hoped for.
C F C D7 G

I don't care what consequence it brings. I have been a fool for lesser things.
E7 Am G7 C C7
. I want you so bad, I think you ought to know that
F Dm G C
I intend to hold you for the longest time.
C G C F G7 C ||: G C F G7 C :||
Oh, oh, oh, oh. For the longest time. Oh oh oh For the longest.time.



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Billy Joel

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