The Longest Time Uke tab by Billy Joel

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C C G G C C F F G7 G7 C C G G C C F F G7 G7
Oh, oh oh oh For the longest time. oh oh oh. For the longest...
C C F F C C D7 D7 G G
If you said goodbye to me tonight. There would still be music left to write.
E7 E7 Am Am G7 G7 C C C7 C7
What else could I do? I'm so inspired by you.
F F Dm Dm G G C C
That hasn't happened for the longest time.
C C F F C C D7 D7 G G
Once I thought my innocence was gone. Now I know that happiness goes on.
E7 E7 Am Am G7 G7 C C C7 C7
That's where you found me, when you put your arms around me.
F F Dm Dm G G C C
.I haven't been there for the longest time.

C C G G C C F F G7 G7 C C G G C C F F G7 G7
Oh! oh oh oh For the longest time. Oh! oh oh. For the longest..
C C F F C C D7 D7
G G
I'm that voice you're hearing in the hall. And the greatest miracle of all,
E7 E7 Am Am G7 G7 C C C7 C7
is how I need you. And how you needed me too.
F F Dm Dm G G C C
That hasn't happened for the longest time.
G G Am Am B7 B7 C C

Maybe this won't last very long, but you feel so right, and I could be wrong.
Em Em Am Am
Maybe I've been hoping too hard,
D D D7 D7 G G G7 G7
but I've gone this far and it's more than I hoped for
C C F F C C D7 D7 G G

Who knows how much further we'll go on. Maybe I'll be sorry when you're gone.
E7 E7 Am Am G7 G7 C C C7 C7
I'll take my chances, I forgot how nice romance is.
F F Dm Dm G G C C
I haven't been there for the longest time.
G G Am Am B7 B7 C C

I had second thoughts at the start. I said to myself hold on to your heart.
Em Em Am Am
Now I know the woman that you are.
D D D7 D7 G G G7 G7
You're wonderful so far and it's more than I hoped for.
C C F F C C D7 D7 G G

I don't care what consequence it brings. I have been a fool for lesser things.
E7 E7 Am Am G7 G7 C C C7 C7
I want you so bad, I think you ought to know that
F F Dm Dm G G C C
I intend to hold you for the longest time.
C C G G C C F F G7 G7 C C ||: G G C C F F G7 G7 C C :||
Oh, oh, oh, oh. For the longest time. Oh oh oh For the longest.time.
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10 Apr 2012
About this song

"The Longest Time" is a doo-wop single by musician Billy Joel. The song was released as a single in the early spring of 1984 as the fourth single off of the album An Innocent Man. It reached #14 on the Billboard Hot 100, #1 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary chart, and #25 on the UK Singles Chart. The song features Joel on vocals and all backing vocals. Joel recorded 14 different background tracks which were mixed into the song at the studio; the only instrument featured in the song is bass guitar.