Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MUSIC LESSON 07 BILLY JOEL 2012- 041212


THE STRANGER from The Stranger

INTRO:    Em  Em/D  Cmaj7  B  C  E E/F# E/G#
          Am  Em/G  A6  Em  Em/D  B/D#
WHISTLE:  Em  Em/D  Cmaj7  B  C  E E/F# E/G#
          Am  Em/G  A6  Em  B/D#  A  B7  B7/A  Em
ELECTRIC: Em  C7  Em  C7

        Em Well we all have a face
        Am           Em That we hide away forever
       Am                C7 And we take them out and show ourselves
     D                B7 When everyone has gone
         Em              Some are satin some are steel
         Am                Em Some are silk and some are leather
            Am           D They're the faces of the stranger
       Bm               Em  C7  Em  C7 But we love to try them on
        Em Well we all fall in love
       Am            Em But we disregard the danger
          Am            C7 Though we share so many secret     D                  B7 There are some we never tell
         Em Why were you so surprised
         Am            Em That you never saw the stranger   Am            D Did you ever let your lover self  Bm              Em The stranger in yourself?


Bm*       Bb#5          D* Don't be afraid to try again
D7            Bm*   Bb            D*    D  D7      Everyone goes south every now and then, oh oh
Bm*             Bb#5              D* You've done it, why can't someone else?
D7                 Bm* Bb#5                  D    Bm You should know by now you've been there yourself
       Em  -      Am             Em-       Am             C7-       D                  B7
Once I used to believeI was such a great romancer Then I came home to a womanThat I could not recognize
       Em When I pressed her for a reason
      Am            Em She refused to even answer
       Am              D It was then I felt the stranger
        Bm                Em  C7  Em  C7
Kick me right between the eyes
Well we all fall in love But we disregard the danger Though we share so many secrets There are some we never tell
         Em  Why were you so surprised
That you never saw the stranger
        Am            D
Did you ever let your lover see     Bm              Em The stranger in yourself?

Bm*       Bb#5          D*\Don't be afraid to try again
D7            Bm*   Bb            D*    D  D7      Everyone goes south every now and then, oh oh
Bm*             Bb#5              D* You've done it, why can't someone else?
D7                 Bm* Bb#5                  D    Bm You should know by now you've been there yourself

You may never understand How the stranger is inspired But he isn't always evil And he is not always wrong \Though you drown in good intentions
         Am               Em You will never quench the fire Am           D You'll give in to your desire
         Bm              Em  C7  Em  C7  Em  C7  Em
When the stranger comes along
WHISTLE:  B7  B7/A  Em  Em/D  Cmaj7  B  C  E E/F# E/G#
          Am  Em/G  A6  Em  B/D#  A  B7  B7/A  Em
PIANO:    Em  Em/D  Cmaj7  B  C  E  (fade)

SAY GOODBYE TO HOLLYWOOD from Turnstiles
INTRO:  C
C-        C/G         C/F       F
Bobby's driving through the city tonight
Through the lights in a hot new rent-a-car
C-      C/G         C/F       F
He joins the lovers in his heavy machine
It's a scene down on Sunset Boulevard

CHORUS 1:
Dm             Dm7  - G       G7     Am- Dm7            Dm- G7            C
Say goodbye to Hollywood =Say goodbye my baby
Say goodbye to Hollywood Say goodbye my baby

C-        C/G         C/F       F
Johnny's taking care of things for awhile
And his style is so right for troubadors
C-       C/G         C/F      F
They got him sitting with his back to the door
Now he won't be my fast gun anymore
CHORUS 2

C           Am7        B7       Em               C     G       G7-D-Dsus4-D7
Moving on is a chance you take any time you try to stay together, Oh
C              Am7      B7                Em                  C
Say a word out of line and you find that the friends you had are gone
   G         Dm   G7 Forever...forev...er
C -          C/G             C/F  C  F
So many faces in and out of my life
Some will last, some will just be now and then
C Life is a series of hellos and good-byes
     C/G                 C/F  F I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again
CHORUS 3
INSTRUMENTAL:  F  C  F  Dm7  G  Am  F  Dm7  C

C           Am7        B7       Em               C     G       G7-D-Dsus4-D7
Moving on is a chance you take any time you try to stay together, Oh
C              Am7      7B                Em                  C -   G         Dm   G7
Say a word out of line and you find that the friends you had are gone
Forever...forev...er
C So many faces in and out of my life   C/G             C/F  C  F Some will last, some will just be now and then
C Life is a series of hellos and good-byes
     C/G             C/F C/G  F I'm afraid it's time for goodbye again
CHORUS 4
OUTRO:  C  F  C  F  Dm7  G  Am  F  Dm7
--
G                  F         G        F
   One minute I'm in Central Park
G                 F          G        F
   Then I'm down on Delancey Street
G                F       G        F
   From the Bow'ry to St Marks
G                F      G        F
   There's a syncopated Beat

G             F         G        F
Whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo
    G          F       G            F
I'm streetwise,  I can improvise
G                F         G        F
   Whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo, whoo
    G           F         G             F
I'm streetsmart, I've got New York City heart
Eb             Bb  Why should I worry? Eb             GWhy should I care?
Eb          BbI may not have a dime D            Eb  But I got street savoire faire
Eb             Bb Why should I worry? Eb             G Why should I care?
Eb          Bb   It's just bebopulation
D            Eb             Eb7  And I got street saviore faire
    Em            D* The rhythm of the city
    C But once you get it down     Em                D* Then you can own this town C You can wear the crown
NO CAPO

note: all "G/B" chords are just two quick downstrums
Intro: G

  G                        C  I am the entertainer and I know just where I stand
 C              G/B     C                  D      \Another Serenader and another long-haired band
  G                         C Today I am your champion, I may have won your hearts
      Cmaj7                   D But I know the game, you'll forget my name
      Am               Cmaj7  And I won't be here in another year
     D                   G  If I don't stay on the charts
I am the entertainer and I've had to pay my price
The things I did not know at first I learned by doin' twice
Ah, but still they come to haunt me, still they want their say
So I've learned to dance with a hand in my pants
          Am                Cmaj7
I let 'em rub my neck and I write 'em a check
         D                G
And they go their merry way

  G                   C
I am the entertainer, been all around the world
     C                         G/B    C                D   
I've played all kinds of palaces and laid all kinds of girls
  G                    C
I can't remember faces, I don't remember names
        Cmaj7                      D
Ah, but what the hell, You know it's just as well
        Am                  Cmaj7
'Cause after a while and a thousand miles
D                    G
 It all becomes the same

I am the entertainer, I bring to you my songs
I'd like to spend a day or two, but I can't stay that long
No, I've got to meet expenses, I got to stay in line
Gotta get those fees to the agencies
        Am                       C
And I'd love to stay but there's bills to pay
     D                     G
So I just don't have the time

  G                     C  -       C                    G/B     C         D       G                         C -          Cmaj7                 D

I am the entertainer, I come to do my show
You've heard my latest record, it's been on the radio
Ah, it took me years to write it, they were the best years of my life
It was a beautiful song, but it ran too long
          Am                    C
If you're gonna have a hit, you gotta make it fit
        D                 G
So they cut it down to 3:05

I am the entertainer, the idol of my age I make all kinds of money when I go on the stage
Ah, you've seen me in the papers, I've been in the magazines But if I go cold I won't get sold
         Am                     C I'll get put in the back in the discount rack
      D               G Like another can of beans
  G(let ring)               C(let ring) I am the entertainer, and I know just where I stand
 C(let ring)    G/B     C                 D 
Another Serenader and another long-haired band
  G(let ring)               C(let ring) 
Today I am your champion, I may have won your hearts
      Cmaj7                    D
But I know the game, you'll forget my name
  Am                Cmaj7
I won't be here in another year
     D                  G
If I don't stay on the charts--- Prelude/Angry Young Man
Turnstiles, 1976
Billy Joel (the greatest of all time) I'm sure that this is 100% if played correctly.
NO CAPO Chords Used: G:320033    G/B:x2003x  Gm7:3x333x 
   D:xx0232      C:x32010   Bb:x13331 Am7:x02010      A:x02220      F:xx3211  Cmaj7:x32000
       G                           D  -         Am7                  D
There's a place in the world for the angry young man With his working class ties and his radical plans
     G                   D -         Am7                        D 
He refuses to bend, he refuses to crawl,
And He's always at home with his back to the wall.
          F            G/B           C And he's proud of his scars and the battles he's lost,
       G/B             A           D  And he struggles and bleeds as he hangs on his cross       G                         D         Cmaj7 D G/B C Am7 G/B C F C And he likes to be known as the angry young man.

LEAD IN: Cmaj7  D  G/B  C  Am7  G/B  C
        G                    D -         Am7                       D
        G                    D -         Am7                       D
       F          G/B         C
         G/B          A            D
      G                        D          Cmaj7 D G/B C Am7 G/B C

Give a moment or two to the angry young man,
         Am7                       D
With his foot in his mouth and his heart in his hand.
          G                                D
He's been stabbed in the back, he's been misunderstood,
       Am7                    D
It's a comfort to know his intentions are good.
       F          G/B         C
And he sits in a room with a lock on the door,
         G/B          A            D With his maps and his medals laid out on the floor
      G                        D          Cmaj7 D G/B C Am7 G/B C And he likes to be known as the angry young man.
F              Gm7 =  Bb                 C-  F                   Bb-      C             D   I believe I've passed the age  Bb                 C
Of consciousness and righteous rage   F                   Bb I found that just surviving
      C             D 
was a noble fight.
 G                 Am7
I once believed in causes too,
  C                D
I had my pointless point of view,
    G/B             C                   A          
And life went on no matter who was wrong or right.
D Oh.

And there's always a place for the angry young man,
With his fist in the air and his head in the sand.
And he's never been able to learn from mistakes,
So he can't understand why his heart always breaks.
And his honor is pure and his courage as well,
         G/B            A             D  And he's fair and he's true and he's boring as hell-
          G                     D         Cmaj7 D G/B C Am7 G/B C    And he'll go to the grave as an angry old man.
Instrumental: F  Gm7  Bb  C  F  Bb  C   D  G  Am7  C  D  G/B  C  A  D
(listen for timing) CODA: Cmaj7  D  G/B  C  Am7  G/B  C  F  C      Cmaj7  D  G/B  C  Am7  G/B  C(let ring)

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