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: G, D, Em, C, A
[Verse]

     G       D         Em
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
        C                  A    
The regular crowd shuffles in
           G    D          Em            
There's an old man sitting next to me
       C           D         G
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
          G             D        Em
He says, "son, can you play me a memory?
    C                      A
I'm not really sure how it goes
         G            D            Em
But it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete
     C        D             G
When I wore a younger man's clothes"


[Pre-Chorus]

Em           D
La la la, de de da
Em           D     G
La la, de de da da da


[Chorus]

G         D                Em
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
C              A
Sing us a song tonight
            G          D          Em
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
    C             D       G
And you've got us feelin' alright


[Verse]

    G           D        Em
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
   C                     A
He gets me my drinks for free
         G            D          Em
And he's quick with a joke or to light up your smoke
            C              D           G
But there's someplace that he'd rather be
          G       D               Em
He says, "Bill, I believe this is killing me."
       C                       A
As the smile ran away from his face
          G           D          Em
"well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
   C           D           G
If I could get out of this place"


[Pre-Chorus]

    Em              D
Oh, la la la, de de da
Em           D     G
La la, de de da da da


[Verse]

    G         D           Em
Now Paul is a real estate novelist
    C                    A
Who never had time for a wife
         G            D          Em
And he's talkin' with Davy who's still in the navy
    C        D           G
And probably will be for life
        G           D          Em
And the waitress is practicing politics
       C                      A
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
             G         D               Em
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
         C           D        G
But it's better than drinkin' alone


[Chorus]

       G           D           Em
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
        C                  A
And the manager gives me a smile
          G               D               Em
'cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
   C            D          G
To forget about life for a while
        G         D             Em
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
        C                        A
And the microphone smells like a beer
         G          D           Em
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
          C             D         G
And say, "man, what are you doin' here?"


[Pre-Chorus]

    Em              D
Oh, la la la, de de da
Em           D     G
La la, de de da da da


[Chorus]

       G           D           Em
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday
        C                  A
And the manager gives me a smile
          G               D               Em
'cause he knows that it's me they've been comin' to see
   C            D          G
To forget about life for a while
        G         D             Em
And the piano, it sounds like a carnival
        C                        A
And the microphone smells like a beer
         G          D           Em
And they sit at the bar and put bread in my jar
          C             D         G
And say, "man, what are you doin' here?"


[Pre-Chorus]

    Em              D
Oh, la la la, de de da
Em           D     G
La la, de de da da da

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