Tuesday, April 17, 2012


billy joel
intro:     a   (4x) a                                                              bm 
friday night i crashed your party,     saturday i said i'm sorry
sunday came and trashed me out again.
i was only having fun,  
                g wasn't hurting anyone
             e    and we all enjoyed the
                           a        intro (2x) weekend for a change.                   i've been stranded  in the combat zone, i walked through bedford sty alone
even rode my motorcycle in the rain. and you told me not to drive,    but i made it home alive
so you said that only proves that i'm insane.
                      e  you may be right,  
                  a i may be crazy
            e                     d
but it just may be a lunatic
               f#m         a -                     e
you're looking for
turn out the light, don't try to save me
                         d                  e                              
you may be wrong for all i know,
                            a      intro (4x)
but you may be right.
remember how i found you there,
alone in your electric chair i told you dirty jokes until you smiled.
you were lonely for a man,    i said take me as i am
cause you might enjoy  some madness for a while.
now think of all the years you tried  to find some one to satisfy you
i might be as crazy as you say. if i'm crazy then it's true,  
that it's all because of you and you wouldn't want me any other way.
lead break  (same chords as verse)   
a              e        bm      g      e      
chorus outro
you may be wrong, but you may be right
Billy Joel Honesty ---------- Bb-Bbm-F#maj7-F7
Bb                 Eb        F                Dm7- Eb               Gm                Am  Cm7-F-F7  
If you search for tenderness it isn't hard to find
You can have the love you need to live
Bb                  C                      F               D
And if you look for truthfulness you might just as well be blind
   Eb              A             D
It always seems to be so hard to give
Ebmaj7   F7  D             Gm7  F - Eb          F       Bb    D
Honest-  y   is such a lonely word
Everyone is so untrue
Ebmaj7   F7  D               Gm7- Eb                F           Bb  F9sus
Honest-  y   is hardly ever heard
But mostly what I need from you
[end chorus]
Bb           Eb           F                 Dm7
I can always find someone to say they sympathize
Eb           Gm              Am     Cm7-F-F7
If I wear my heart out on my sleeve
Bb                    C              F                 D
But I don't want some pretty face to tell me pretty lies
Eb            A               D
All I want is someone to believe
[repeat chorus]
Gm                  D - F7                         C
I can find a lover, I can find a friend I can have security until the bitter end
Eb         F         F7    Eb           Bb -     C7      F   D-Eb-F9sus
Anyone can comfort me with promises again
I know, I know
Bb                Eb        F                    Dm
When I'm deep inside of me, don't be too concerned
Eb               Bb               Am     Cm7-F-F7       
I won't ask for nothing while I'm gone
Bb             C                    F    A     Dm
When I want sincerity tell me where else can I turn?
       Eb                 A7         D7
Cause you're the one that I depend upon

Coda: Bb-Bbm-F#maj7-F7-Ebm#7-F6-F7-Bb
INTRO:  Bb riff x6
Bb                      C7- F7                          Bb     F7
All the waiters in your grand cafe
Leave their tables when you blink, oh
Bb                      C7
Every dog must have his every day
F7                        Bb
Every drunk must have his drink
      Am7      Gm
Don't wait for answers
     F         Em7-5
Just take your chances
      Eb/F   Bb riff x4
Don't ask me why
Bb                       C7 ­ F7                            Bb    F7
All your life you had to stand in line
Still you're standing on your feet, oh
Bb                        C7- F7                    Bb
All your choices made you change your mind
Now your calender's complete
      Am7      Gm
Don't wait for answers
     F         Em7-5
Just take your chances
      Eb/F   Bb riff x4
Don't ask me why
Mmmm, You can say the human heart
Is only make believe
    F                            Bb  Eb  Bb
And I am only fighting fire with fire
But you are still a victim
Of the accidents you leave
   G                         C7  F7
As sure as I'm a victim of desi..yi..yire

Bb                       C7 - F7                        Bb    F7

All the servents in your new hotel
Throw their roses at your feet, oh
Bb                     C7   F7                        Bb
Fool them all but baby I can tell
You're no stranger to the street
     Am7     Gm -      F       Em7-5 -   Eb/F   Bb riff x4
Don't ask for favours
Don't talk to strangers
Don't ask me why
SOLO:  F  Eb  F  Bb
       G  C  G  C7  F7
All chords last for 1 bar except for the intro and the part of the chorus that
goes "Oh I've..." (Db Eb F C Dm F Bb C)
F C Dm C Bb C F (Hold last F for a whole bar)
Gm                      C
When are you gonna come down
F                     Bb
When are you going to land
  Gm                        C
I should have stayed on the farm, should have
F                  F
listened to my old man
    Gm                        C-  F           Bb -    Eb                     C -     F                     F
You know you can't hold me forever
I didn't sign up with you I'm not a present for your friends to open This boy's too young to be singing the
C#  Eb   Ab  C#   C#  C7   
blues... Ah...... Ah....

   F                    A7            Bb              F
    D7                     Gm -    C                F
Dm                      A - Bb                      C#
C#  Eb      F          C       Dm         F
   Bb      C  C#  Eb  Ab  C#  C#  C  F
So Goodbye yellow brick road where the dogs of society howl You can't plant me in your penthouse\I'm going back to my plow
Back to the howling old owl in the woodsHunting the horny black toad ... Oh I've finally decided my future lies
Beyond the yellow brick  road... Ah..... Ah......
What do you think you'll do then? I bet to shoot down your plane It'll take you a couple of vodka and tonics to set you on your feet again Maybe you'll get a replacement There's plenty like me to be found Mongrels who ain't got a penny
Sniffing for titbits like you on the  ground... Ah.... Ah....
Uncle Albert
         Am7         D  -         Am7                         D
         Am7         D  -           Gm7              C-    C#   D
We’re so sorry Uncle Albert,
we’re so sorry if we caused you any pain.
We’re so sorry Uncle Albert,
But there’s no one left at home
and I believe it’s going to rain.
Inter 1:[Gm7  C] x4  [C#7  D  Am7  D]
We’re so sorry but we haven’t heard a thing all day. We’re so sorry Uncle Albert, but if anything should happen we’ll be sure to give a ring.
Inter 2:[Gm7  C9] x3  [Gm7  C  C#7  D  C  D]
We’re so sorry Uncle Albert, but we haven’t done a bloody thing all day. We’re so sorry Uncle Albert, but the lettle’s on the boil and we’re so easily called away.
Inter 3:[Gm7  C] x4  [C#  D  C  Bb  Gm]
Inter 4:[Am  C  Am  C  Am  C  Em]
 C     Am       Dm Hand across the water (Water).
Gm7               F    Ab  Bb  C Heads across the sky.  C     Am       Dm Hand across the water (Water). G7                C Heads across the sky.

Am              C -   Am                          C
  Am                      C                   Em
Admiral Halsey notified me.
He had to have a berth or he couldn’t get to sea.
I had another look and I had a cup of tea and butter pie

(The butter wouldn’t melt so I put it in the pie).\
Hand across the water...

 C Live a little be a gypsy, get around (get around).
                           G7 Get your feet up off the ground.
                     C Live a little, get around.
 C Live a little be a gypsy, get around (get around).
Get your feet up off the ground.
                     C Live a little, get around. Inter 4. Hand across the water...C    G7    COoh, ooh...
Intro: D  C  G  Bb  D  C  G  Bb  D/F#  Gmaj7  D  G/B  A  G/B  D  A G/B

D                   G/B           D     A
I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
Bm         G                 A  I saw the Empire State laid low.
F#m7                          Bm        And life went on beyond the Palisades,
B7sus2          D  They all bought Cadillacs
A               G  And left there long ago.

D            G/B            D       A    They held a concert out in Brooklyn
Bm            G              A--Asus4-A  To watch the Island bridges blow.
D/F#             G  They turned our power down
D              G/B And drove us underground
A            G/B                D   
 But we went right on with the show
INTERLUDE x2: D  D  A Asus4 A

D              G/D              D
 I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
Bm         G           A  Asus4 A
 I saw the ruins at my feet
F#m7                       Bm       B7sus2
 You know we almost didn't notice it
B7sus2      A                     G             A 
We'd see it all the time on Forty-Second Street.

D                G/D            D
 They burned the churches up in Harlem
Bm            G                A  Asus4 A Like in that Spanish Civil War
D/F#              G\ The flames were everywhere
D           G/B\  But no one really cared
A          G/B                   D
 It always burned up there before
INTERLUDE x2: D  D  A Asus4 A
D              G/D              D  I've seen the lights go out on Broadway
Bm             G              A  Asus4 A  I watched the mighty skyline fall.
F#m7                          Bm      B7sus2   The boats were waiting at the Battery
B7sus2      A The union went on strike
           G           They never sailed at all.

D            G/D              D  - Bm              G                 A  Asus2 A
 They sent a carrier out from Norfolk
 And picked the Yankees up for free.
D/F#            G   - D        G/B - A            G/B            D
 They said that Queens could stay
 They blew the Bronx away
 And sank Manhattan out at sea

INTERLUDE x2: D  D  A Asus4 A

D               G                        D      A  You know those lights were bright on Broadway
Bm              G             A But that was so many years ago
F#m7                     Bm         B7sus2 Before we all lived here in Florida
B7sus2       A              G  Before the Mafia took over Mexico.
D              G/D        D      A   There are not many who remember
Bm          G                A     They say a handful still survive
D/F#         G  To tell the world about
D            G/B The way the lights went  out
A               G/B       Bb   And keep the memory alive
CoDA (repeat for as long as u like): D  C  G  Bb

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