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Piano Man Billy Joel

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It's
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nine o'
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clock on a
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Saturday,
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... the
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Regular
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crowd shuffles
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in,
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...

There's an
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old man,
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... sitting
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next to me,
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makin'
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love to his
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tonic and
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gin.
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...
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He says,
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"Son, can you
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play me a
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memory
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? ...
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I'm not really
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sure how it
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goes
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But it's
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sad and it's
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sweet and I
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knew it com
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plete, when
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I wore a
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younger man's
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clothes"
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...
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La la
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la, de de
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da
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...,
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La la,
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de de
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da
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da
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dum
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Chorus

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Sing us a
Em
song, you're the
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piano man
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...
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Sing us a
C
song to
D
night
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...

Well, we're
C
all in the
Em
mood for a
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melody,
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... and
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you've got us
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feelin' al
C
right.
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...

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Now
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John at the
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bar is a
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friend of mine,
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...
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He gets me my
C
drinks for
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free.
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...

He's
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quick with a
Em
joke or to
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light up your smoke,
Am
but there's
F
someplace that
G
he'd rather
C-C-F-F
be.

He says, "
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Bill, I be
Em
lieve this is
Am
killing me."
Am
As the
F
smile ran
C
away from his
D
face
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.

"Well I'm
C
sure that I
Em
could be a
Am
movie star,
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... if
F
I could get
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out of this
C
place"
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La la
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la, de de
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da
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...,
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La la,
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de de
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da
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da
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dum
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Now
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Paul is a
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real estate
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novelist
Am
who
F
never had
C
time for a
D
wife
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.

And he's
C
talkin' with
Em
Davy, who's
Am
still in the
Am
navy, and
F
probably
G
will be for
C
life.
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C--
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And the
C
waitress is
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practicing
Am
politics,
Am
as the
F
businessmen
C
slowly get
D
stoned.
G

Yes, they're
C
sharing a
Em
drink they call
Am
loneliness,
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but it's
F
better than
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drinkin' a
C
lone.
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Chorus

It's a
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pretty good
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crowd for a
Am
Saturday,
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and the
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manager gives
C
me a
D
smile.
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'Cause he
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knows that it's
Em
me they've been
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comin' to
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see to
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forget about
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life for a
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while.

And the
C
piano, it
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sounds like a
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carnival,
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and the
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microphone
C
smells like a
D
beer.
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As they
C
sit at the
Em
bar and put
Am
bread in my jar,
Am
and say,
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"Man, what are
G
you doin'
C
here".
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Am
La la
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la, de de
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da
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...,
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La la,
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de de
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da
D
da
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dum
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Chorus - end on C
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