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Billy Joel - Piano Man


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Intro:
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It's nine o'clock on a Saturday    
            
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The regular crowd shuffles in   
           
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There's an old man    sitting next to me  
       
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Makin' love  to his tonic and gin

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He says, "Son, can you play me a memory  
    
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I'm not really sure how it goes  
         
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But it's sad and it's sweet
      
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And I knew it complete  
     
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When I wore a younger man's clothes."

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La laaa, li li laaaa   da dum           

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Sing us a song, you're the piano man  
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Sing us a song tonight
            
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Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
    
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And you've got us  all feelin' all right

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Now John at the bar is a friend of mine 
   
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He gets me my drinks for free    
          
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And he's quick with a joke
          
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And he'll light up your smoke
    
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But there's some place that he'd rather be   
          
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He says, "Bill,
    
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I believe this is killing me."  
        
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As his smile ran away from his face   
          
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"Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star  
   
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If I could get out of this place"

    
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Ohh laaa  la la,  li la laaa       
   

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La laaa, li li laaaa   da dum           

    
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Now Paul is a real estate novelist   
    
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Who never had time for a wife   
         
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And he's talkin' with Davy,
      
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Who's still in the Navy
     
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And probably  will be for life

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And the waitress is practicing politics   
       
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As the businessman slowly gets stoned  
             
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Yes, they're sharing a drink
          
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They call loneliness   
         
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But it's better than drinkin' alone

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Sing us a song, you're the piano man  
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Sing us a song tonight   
            
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Well, we're all in the mood for a melody  
    
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And you've got us   feelin' all right

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It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday  
        
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And the manager gives me a smile   
          
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'Cause he knows that it's me
             
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They've been comin' to see  
      
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To forget about life for a while   
         
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And the piano, it sounds like a carnival  
        
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And the microphone smells like a beer   
         
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And they sit at the bar
         
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And put bread in my jar
         
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And say, "Man, what are you doin' here?"

    
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Ohh laaa  la la,  li la laaa       
   

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La laaa, li li laaaa   da dum           

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Sing us a song, you're the piano man  
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Sing us a song tonight   
            
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Well, we're all in the mood for a melody  
    
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And you've got us   feelin' all right
Bridge:
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Ending:
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