Billy Joel - The Longest Time Guitar Chords

Billy Joel

album rock, classic rock, folk rock, mellow gold

Song versions: 1 2 3
Chords: C, G, C/E, F, G7, C/B, C/A, Cmaj7/G, D7, E7, Am, G7/B, C7/E, Dm, B7, Em, D
[Chorus]
C     G   C/E F
Whoa, Oh, oh, oh
G7              C
For the longest time
G   C/E F
Oh, oh, oh
G7  
For the longest
C  C/B C/A  Cmaj7/G F           C
If you said good-   bye to me tonight
      C/B   C/A   Cmaj7/G  D7            G          E7                   
There would still be       music left to write
                Am       G7/B
What else could I do
           C      C7/E      F   
I'm so in- spired by you
            Dm                 G         C
That hasn't hap- pened for the long- est time

C    C/B C/A     Cmaj7/G F                 C
Once I   thought my      inno- cen- ce was gone
    C/B   C/A   Cmaj7/G  D7                 G      E7     
Now I     know  that     hap- pi- ness goes on
                 Am           G7/B
That's where you found me     When 
             C       C7/E        F   
you put your arms a- round me
          Dm                 G         C
I haven't been there for the long- est time

C     G   C/E F
Whoa, Oh, oh, oh
G7              C
For the longest time
G   C/E F
Oh, oh, oh
G7  
For the longest

[Chorus]
C   C/B  C/A   Cmaj7/G F                C
I'm that voice you're  hear- ing in the hall
    C/B C/A    Cmaj7/G  D7           G          E7      
And the great- est      mir- acle of all
         Am         G7/B
Is how I need you
            C       C7/E      F 
And how you need-ed me too
            Dm               G         C
That hasn't happened for the long- est time

G                Am
Maybe this won't last very long
    B7  
But you feel so right
    C
And I could be wrong
Em               Am
May-be I've been hop- ing too hard
    D              D7
But I've gone this far
         G           G7
And it's more than I hoped for

C   C/B   C/A Cmaj7/G F                C
Who knows how much    further we'll go on
C/B   C/A  Cmaj7/G  D7                 G          E7      
Maybe I'll be       sor- ry when you're gone
             Am
I'll take my chances 
G7/B         C        C7/E        F
I forgot how nice ro- mance is
          Dm                 G         C
I haven't been there for the longest time

G            Am
I had second thoughts at the start
  B7
I said to myself
     C    
Hold on to your heart
      Em       Am
Now I know the wo- man that you are
       D            D7
You're wonderful so far
         G           G7
And it's more than I hoped for

C C/B   C/A  Cmaj7/G F              C
I don't care what    consequence it brings
  C/B  C/A  Cmaj7/G  D7              G          E7      
I have been a        fool for lesser things
           Am         G7/B
I want you so bad
            C        C7/E
I think you ought to know that
F           Dm               G       C
I intend to hold you for the longest time

C     G   C/E F
Whoa, Oh, oh, oh
G7              C
For the longest time
G   C/E F
Oh, oh, oh
G7  
For the longest time

repeat to fade

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