Tuesday, April 17, 2012

MUSIC LESSON BILLY JOEL 3B 2012


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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