Billy Joel - Laura Guitar Chords

Billy Joel

album rock, classic rock, folk rock, mellow gold

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: Bb, Ab, Gb, Eb5, Gm7, C7/G, C7, C7/E, Eb7, Bb/A, F#7, F#7/G#, F#7/A#, B7, F7, Gm, B, Db, F#m6/A, Db6, Dbaug, Db/F, F
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                    Laura – Billy Joel
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Billy Joel
Laura (1982)
(Joel)

From "The Nylon Curtain" 

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CHORDS

          E-A-D-G-B-e
C7/G      3-x-2-3-1-0
C7/E      0-x-2-3-1-0
Eb7       x-x-1-3-2-3
Bb/A      x-0-3-3-3-x
F#m6/A    x-0-1-2-2-2
Db6       x-4-3-3-2-x
Dbaug     x-4-3-2-2-x
Db/F      1-4-3-1-2-1

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[Intro]
| Bb Ab | Gb Eb5 |
| Bb Ab | Gb Eb5 |


[Verse]
Bb                    Gm7
Laura calls me in the middle of the night
C7/G  C7     C7/E   Eb7
      Passes on her  painful information
Bb                  Bb/A              Gm7
Then these careless fingers, they get caught in her vice
C7/G C7          C7/E    F#7   [ F#7/G# ] [ F#7/A# ]
     Til they're bleeding on my coffee    table


[Chorus]
B7                 F7                          Gm 
Living alone isn't all that it's cracked up to be
(break]
F#7
Oh whoa whoa
B7                        F7                     Gm 
I'm on her side, why does she push the poison on me?
(break] (break]
F#7     B       [ Bb ]
Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa


[Verse]
Bb            Gm7
  Laura has a very hard time
C7/G C7      C7/E         Eb7
     All her life has been one long disaster
Bb                    Bb/A                           Gm7
Then she tells me she suddenly believes she's seen a very good sign
C7/G         C7   C7/E F#7
   She'll be taking ...  some aggressive action


[Chorus]
B7                           F7                       Gm
I fight her wars while she's slamming her doors in my face
(break)
F#7
Oh whoa whoa
B7                       F7                    Gm
Failure to break was the only mistake that she made
F#7              [ Db ]
Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa


[Middle 8]
Db                               Eb7
Here I am feeling like a fucking fool
       F#m6/A        Ab          Db            Db6 Dbaug  
Do I react the way exactly she intends me to?
Db                             Db/F                      Eb7
Every time I think I'm off the hook she makes me lose my cool
          F#m6/A            Ab
I'm her machine and she can punch all the keys
            F#m6/A                F
And she can push any button I was programmed through


[Verse]
Bb                      Gm7
Laura calls me when she needs a good fix
C7/G C7      C7/E     Eb7
     All her questions will get sympathetic 
Bb               Bb/A               Gm7
Answers I should be so immunized to all of her tricks
C7/G C7        C7/E     F#7     [ F#7/G# ] [ F#7/A# ]
      She's surviving ... on her  second     chances


[Chorus]
B7                         F7                    Gm
Sometimes I feel like this Godfather deal is all wrong
(break)
F#7
Oh whoa whoa
B7                    F7                   Gm
How can she hold an umbilical chord for so long?
F#7              [ Db ]
Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa


[Solo] (= Middle 8. part 1)
| Db Db/F | Eb7 | F#m6/A Ab | Db     Db6 Dbaug |


[Middle 8] (part2)
Db                              Db/F                  Eb7
I've done everything I can what else am I supposed to do
          F#m6/A            Ab
I'm her machine and she can punch all the keys
            F#m6/A                F
And she can push any button I was programmed through


[Verse]
Bb            Bb           
Laura (Laura) loves me (loves me) 
     Gm7                                  C7/G
Even if I don't care (If I don't care, aa-aah)
C7        C7/E   Eb7                  Bb
That's my problem that's her sacred absolution
       Bb/A                    Gm7
If she had to she would put herself in my chair
                          C7/E
(Herself in my chair, aah-aaah)
C7   C7/E       F#7    [ F#7/G# ] [ F#7/A# ]
Even though I ... faced  electro - cution


[Chorus]
B7                      F7                          Gm
She always says I'm the best friend that she's ever had
(break)
F#7
Oh whoa whoa
B7                    F7                         Gm
How do you hang up on someone who needs you that bad? 
(break] (break]
F#7     B        [ Bb ]
Oh whoa whoa whoa whoa


[Coda]
| Bb Ab | Gb Eb5 |
| Bb Ab | Gb Eb5


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