Piano Man Uke tab by Billy Joel

7 Chords used in the song: C, G, Am, F, D, D7, G7

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INTRO
C C G G Am Am C C F F C C D D G G
C C G G Am Am C C F F G G C C C C F F F F

FIRST VERSE:
C C G G Am Am C C
Its nine o'clock on a saturday
F F C C D D G G
The regular crowd shuffles in
C C G G Am Am C C
There's an old man sitting next to me
F F G G C C C C
Making love to his tonic and gin

C C G G Am Am C C F F G G C C C C F F F F

C C G G Am Am C C
He says son can you play me a memory
F F C C D D G G
I'm not really sure how it goes
C C G G Am Am C C
But it's sad and its sweet and I knew it complete
F F G G C C C C
when I wore a younger man's clothes

Am Am C C D7 D7 D7 D7 Am Am
La da da de de Da
C C D7 D7 D7 D7 G G G7 G7 G G(3) G7 G7(3)
da da de de Da da DA


CHORUS:
C C G G Am Am C C
Sing us a song you're the piano man
F F C C D D G G
Sing us a song tonight
C C G G Am Am C C
Well we're all in the mood for a melody
F F G G C C C C
and you've got us feeling all right

C C G G Am Am C C F F G G C C C C F F F F C C C C F F F F

VERSE 2

VERSE 3


PIANO SOLO

CHORUS

VERSE 4

CHORUS

CODA

 

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Betty358 avatar
flag for ES(ISO2) (BARCELONA)
Stumming pattern??
10 Oct 2020
About this song

"Piano Man" was Billy Joel's first major hit and is considered Joel's signature song. The verses of the song are sung from the point of view of a bar piano player who focuses mainly on everyone else at the bar: John the bartender, the waitress, and bar regulars like Paul and Davy. Most of these characters have unfulfilled dreams, and the pianist's job, it seems, is to help them "forget about life for a while".