Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MUSIC LESSON BILLY JOEL 0405 20123


Movin' out
written and performed by Billy Joel
from "The Stranger", 1977
transcribed by Peter Eybert
Dm                   Gm                
Anthony works in the grocery store
C                      F
savin' his pennies for someday
Dm                Gm
Mama Leone left a note on the door,
         C                       F
she said "Sonny, move out to the country"
Dm                              Gm         
workin' too hard can give you a heart attack
Bb                   C
you ought to know by now
Dm                       Gm
who needs a house out in Hackensack?
   C                           F
Is that what you get with your money?
   Bb                    C
It seems such a waste of time
C7 A                     Dm
if that's what it's all about
   Bb                    A7         Dm
if that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.

Seargent O'Leary is walkin' the beat
at night he becomes abartender
he works at Mister Cacciatore's down
on Sulliven Street
across from the medical center
he's tradin' in his Chevy for a Cadillac
you ought to know by now
and if he can't drive with a broken back
at least he can polish the fenders.
It seems such awaste of time
if that's what it's all about
if that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.

You should never argue with a crazy mind
you ought to know by now
you can pay Uncle Sam with the overtime
is that all you get for your money?
It seems such awaste of time
if that's what it's all about
if that's movin' up then I'm movin' out.

D G A

NEW YORK STATE OF MIND Words & Music by Billy Joel
Album: Turnstiles (1976)
[C] Some folks like to [E7#9]get away
Take a [Am7]holiday from the [Gm7]neighbourhood [C7]
[F] Hop a flight to Mi[A7]ami Beach Or to [Dm7]Hollywood. [Bb9]
[C] But I'm [E7#9] takin' a [Am7]Greyhound [Cmaj7]
On the [F]Hudson [C]River line[D7]
[Fmaj7]I'm in a [G9sus]New York state of [Am7]mind [D7] [Am] [G] [G9sus]

I've seen all the movie stars In their fancy cars and their limousines
Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens. But I know what I'm needin'
And I don't want to waste more time
I'm in a New York state of [Am7]mind [G] [E7#9]

     [Am7] It was so [D7]easy livin' [Gmaj7] day by day
    [Gm7] Out of touch [C9] with the rhythm and [Fmaj7]blues
     [Bm7] And now I [E7]need a little [Amaj7] give and take
     The [Am7]New York [D7]Times
     The [Gmaj7]Daily News [Dm7] [G7sus4] [G7]

Comes down to reality
And it's fine with me, 'cause I let it slide
don't care if it's Chinatown or on Riverside
I don't have any reasons I've left them all behind I'm in a New York state of mind [C]
[E7#9] [Am7] [Bb] [Eb6] [Ab] [Dm7] [C#9] [Cmaj9]
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\ Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind Part 2 (Broken Down) Tabbed by E. Jay Apaga

If you can hit the notes in the original notes here it is for you If you can't, ALTERNATE CHORDINGS ARE AT THE BOTTOM!!!
Original Key Capo 2
E       Amaj7 - Ooohh New York x2
E                                                      Amaj7
Grew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes
Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say
Seeing my face in lights or my name in marquees found down on Broadway
Ab               Even if it ain't all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams
               Amaj7 Baby, I'm from New York
                                 E
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
                    B
There's nothing you can't do
                  Amaj7
Now you're in New York
                                 E
These streets will make you feel brand new
                   B
Big lights will inspire you
                      Amaj7
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!
E                                                         Amaj7
On the avenue, there ain't never a curfew, ladies work so hard
Such a melting pot, on the corner selling rock, preachers pray to God
Hail a gypsy cab, takes me down from Harlem to the Brooklyn Bridge
Some will sleep tonight with a hunger for more than an empty fridge
Ab
I'm gonna make it by any means, I got a pocketful of dreams
               Amaj7                                   E
Baby, I'm from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
                    B
There's nothing you can't do
                Amaj7
Now you're in New York
                                 E
These streets will make you feel brand new
                B
Big lights will inspire you
                  Amaj7
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!

Amaj7
One hand in the air for the big city,
Amaj7
Street lights, big dreams all looking pretty
B
No place in the world that can compare
C#                                          Ab
Put your lighters in the air, everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
In New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!
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ALTERNATE CHORDING
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If you're a dude like me and you dig Ms. Keys but can't hit the notes well enough
in the orginal key try the following and move the capo up and down the neck until
you hit a range that you think you can handle.

For this example we'll play it down so even the high parts rest comfortably within a male range.
Alternate Key Capo 2
G       Cmaj7 Ooohh New York x2     G                                                      Cmaj7
Grew up in a town that is famous as the place of movie scenes
Noise is always loud, there are sirens all around and the streets are mean
If I can make it here, I can make it anywhere, that's what they say
Seeing my face in lights or my name in marquees found down on Broadway

B             
Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams
               Cmaj7
Baby, I'm from New York
                                 G  d                  Cmaj7
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There's nothing you can't do
Now you're in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Let's hear it for New York, New York, New Yoooork!

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