Billy Joel

Piano Man

Billy Joel

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Piano Man

Year: 1997 - Album: Billy Joel Greatest Hits: Vol. 1-2 (2CD)

(Billy Joel)

	  		
Intro: C  C/B  Am  Am/G  F  F/E  D7  G  C  C/B  Am  Am/G  F  G  C Csus C5 Csus     
       C Csus C5 Csus    

C              G/B           F/A          C/G      
Its nine o?clock on a Saturday    
        F             C/E               D7     G      
The regular crowd shuffles in    
C                      G/B                       F/A     C/G      
There?s an old man sitting next to me    
             F                  F/G             C    
Makin love to his tonic and gin    

C  C/B  Am  Am/G  F  G  C Csus C5 Csus  C    

                C                    C/B         Am          Am/G      
He says, son, can you play me a memory?     
        F             F/E             D7     G      
I?m not really sure how it goes    
            C                   C/B             Am            Am/G      
But its sad and its sweet and I knew it complete    
              F          G                          C    
When I wore a younger mans clothes    

Am         Am/G        D    F    
La la la, de de da    
Am         Am/G        D     G  G/F   G/E  G/D    
La la, de de da da da    

 C               C/B                  Am      Am/G      
Sing us a song, you?re the piano man    
 F             F/E         D7     G      
Sing us a song tonight    
                   C             C/B            Am         Am/G      
Well, were all in the mood for a melody    
                      F          G         C    
And you?ve got us feelin? alright    

C  C/B  Am  Am/G  F  G  C Csus C5 Csus C Csus C5 Csus    

          C               C/B        Am        Am/G      
Now john at the bar is a friend of mine    
       F                  F/E         D7     G      
He gets me my drinks for free    
                   C                C/B         Am                  Am/G      
And he?s quick with a joke or to light up your smoke    
                              F                G               C   Csus C5 Csus  C    
But there?s someplace that he?d rather be     
                 C         C/B          Am             Am/G   
He says, "Bill I believe this is killing me,"   
             F              F/E            D7     G   
As the smile ran away from his face.   
               C               C/B          Am           Am/G   
"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star,   
   F               F/G           C   
If I could get out of this place."   


                C                C/B           Am      Am/    
And the waitress is practicing politics    
              F                   F/E                D7     G      
As the businessmen slowly gets  stoned    
                       C             C/B                Am     Am/G      
Yes, they?re sharing a drink they call loneliness    
              F                 G           C    
But its better than drinkin? alone    

Am   Am/G  D   F  Am   Am/G  D   F  Am   Am/G   D   G   G/F   G/E   G/D    

C               C/B                    Am      Am/G      
Sing us a song, you?re the piano man    
 F             F/E         D7     G      
Sing us a song tonight    
                   C             C/B            Am         Am/G      
Well, were all in the mood for a melody    
                      F          G         C    
And you?ve got us feelin alright    

C  C/B  Am  Am/G  F  G  C  Csus C5 Csus  C Csus C5 Csus    

          C                  C/B           Am    Am/G      
Its a pretty good crowd for a Saturday    
               F              F/E     D7    G      
And the manager gives me a smile    
                   C                   C/B                      Am        Am/G      
cause he knows that its me they?ve been comin? to see    
            F             G               C   Csus C5 Csus  C    
To forget about life for a while    

               C            C/B                Am      Am/G      
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival    
               F                   F/E     D7       G      
And the microphone smells like a beer    
                 C             C/B             Am            Am/G      
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar    
                   F                     G              C    
And say, man, what are you doin? here?     

Am         Am/G        D    F    
La la la, de de da    
Am         Am/G        D     G  G/F   G/E  G/D    
La la, de de da da da    


C               C/B                    Am      Am/G      
Sing us a song, you?re the piano man    
 F             F/E         D7     G      
Sing us a song tonight    
                   C             C/B            Am         Am/G      
Well, were all in the mood for a melody    
                      F          G         C    
And you?ve got us feelin alright    

C  C/B  Am  Am/G  F  G  C  Csus C5 Csus  C Csus C5 Csus    


		  

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