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/ Billy Joel / Piano Man (1973) / The Ballad Of Billy The Kid guitar tab

Billy Joel
The Ballad of Billy The Kid

This is a kick-ass song for piano, but on guitar is sounds quite
good. These are the base chords and such, listen to the song to
get down the little licks.

Intro:
It starts off with a cool cowboy horse trot. It's played like this:

E---------
B---------
G---------
D---0-2-0-
A---------
E-3-------

Pre-Verse:
F F C   C F G

Verse:
G Em F   G Em F C D   G Em F C G Am7 D

Chorus:
C D Em Bm C C G   C D Em Bm C Dsus4 Dadd9 D

Bridge/Ending:
In the middle is the Bridge, which is the same as the Ending.
It's played like this:

E---------------------
B---------------------
G-----0-0---2-0-------
D-0-2-----2-----2-2-0-
A---------------------
E---------------------

And ended like this:
E---------------------
B---------------------
G---------------------
D---------------2-0---
A---0-3-3-3-0-------3-
E-3-----------3-------


So the order is:

I V PV V PV V PV C V PV B PV V PV C V PV E

I - Intro
PV - Pre-Verse
V - Verse
C - Chorus
B - Bridge
E - Ending

Enjoy!


Billy Joel albums
1993 River of Dreams
1989 Storm Front
1986 Bridge
1983 An Innocent Man
1982 The Nylon Curtaine
1980 Glass Houses
1978 52nd Street
1977 The Stranger
1976 Turnstiles
1973 Piano Man
1972 Cold Spring Harbour
Piano Man tabs
02Piano Man tabbass tab
04You're My Home tabbass tab
05The Ballad Of Billy The Kid tabbass tab

 

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