Billy Joel - Piano Man Guitar Chords

Billy Joel

album rock, classic rock, folk rock, mellow gold

Song versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Chords: G11, C, Em/B, Am, C/G, F, C/E, D7, G, F/C, Cmaj7, D7/F#, Am/G, G/F, G7/D
[Verse]

G11     C      Em/B       Am       C/G     F       C/E            D7
   It's nine o'clock on a Saturday   The   regular crowd shuffles in
G             C       Em/B       Am         C/G      F           G11       C
   There's an old man    sitting next to me   making love to his tonic and gin
C F/C Cmaj7 G11         C           Em/B      Am     C/G     F          C/E   D7
                He says son can you play me a memory   I'm   not really sure how it goes
         C            Em/B        Am      C/G           F        G11           C
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete when I wore a younger man's clothes


[Chorus]

Am       Am G      D7/F#      F  Am      Am/G          D7/F#     D7   G   G/F
Da da da     de de Da               dada          dede da          da da
C/E  G7/D   C         Em/B            Am        C/G      F         C/E       D7
            Sing us a song you're the piano man          Sing us a song        tonight
G             C          Em/B       Am     C/G         F             G11       C
  Well, we're all in the mood for a melody         and you've got us feeling alright


[Instrumental]

F/C  Cmaj7       G11


[Verse]

    C            Em/B    Am            C/G   F          C/E         D7
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine,  he gets me my drinks for free
G             C       Em/B       Am         C/G      F            G11       C
And he's quick with a joke and a light of your smoke but there's some place that he'd rather be
C F/C Cmaj7 G11         C           Em/B      Am     C/G     F          C/E    D7
              He says Bill I believe this is killing me as the smile ran away from his face
         C           Em/B        Am      C/G           F        G11          C
Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star if I could get out of this place


[Chorus]

Am       Am G      D7/F#      F  Am      Am/G          D7/F#     D7   G   G/F
Da da da     de de Da               dada          dede da          da da


[Verse] 
 
G11    C     Em/B       Am       C/G     F       C/E            D7
Now Paul is a real estate novelist who never had time for a wife
G             C       Em/B        Am         C/G      F           G11       C
And he's talking with Davy who's still in the navy and probably will be for life
C F/C Cmaj7 G11         C           Em/B      Am     C/G     F          C/E    D7
And the waitress is practising politics as the businessmen slowly gets stoned
         C           Em/B        Am      C/G           F         G11          C
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness but it's better than drinking alone


[Chorus]

C/E  G7/D   C         Em/B            Am        C/G      F         C/E       D7
            Sing us a song you're the piano man          Sing us a song        tonight
G             C          Em/B       Am     C/G         F             G11       C
  Well, we're all in the mood for a melody         and you've got us feeling alright


[Verse]

G11    C     Em/B       Am       C/G     F       C/E            D7
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday and the manager gives me a smile
G            C       Em/B        Am         C/G      F            G11       C
Cause he knows that it's me they've been coming to see, to forget about life for a while
C F/C Cmaj7 G11         C           Em/B      Am     C/G     F          C/E    D7
And the piano sounds like a carnival and the microphone smells like a beer
        C           Em/B        Am      C/G           F        G11          C
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar and say man what are you doing here?


[Chorus]

Am       Am G      D7/F#      F  Am      Am/G          D7/F#     D7   G   G/F
Da da da     de de Da               dada          dede da          da da
C/E  G7/D   C         Em/B            Am        C/G      F         C/E       D7
            Sing us a song you're the piano man          Sing us a song        tonight
G             C          Em/B       Am     C/G         F             G11       C
  Well, we're all in the mood for a melody         and you've got us feeling alright

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