Billy Joel - Storm Front
That's Not Her Style is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== We Didn't Start The Fire Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=62 Transcribed By: Marcelo {t:We Didn't Start The Fire} {st:Billy Joel} {c:intro} [G] [D] [Am] [C] [G]Harry Truman, Doris Day, [D]Red China, Johnnie Ray [Am]South Pacific, Walter Winchell, [C]Joe DiMaggio Joe McCarthy, Richard Nixon, Studebaker, television North Korea, South Korea, Marilyn Monroe {c:repeat intro} Rosenbergs, H-bomb, Sugar Ray, Panmunjom Brando, "The King and I" and "The Catcher in the Rye" Eisenhower, vaccine, England's got a new queen Marciano, Liberace, Santayana goodbye {c:chorus (+intro)} [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire It was al[Am]ways burning Since the w[C]orld's been turning [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire No we d[Am]idn't light it But we t[C]ried to fight it {eoc} Joseph Stalin, Malenkov, Nasser and Prokofiev Rockefeller, Campanella, Communist Bloc Roy Kahn, Juan Peron, Toscanini, dacron Dien Bien Phu falls, "Rock Around the Clock" Einstein, James Dean, Brooklyn's got a winning team Davy Crockett, Peter Pan, Elvis Presley, Disneyland Bardot, Budapest, Alabama, Krushchev Princess Grace, "Peyton Place", trouble in the Suez {c:chorus} [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire It was al[Am]ways burning Since the w[C]orld's been turning [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire No we d[Am]idn't light it But we t[C]ried to fight it {eoc} [Am]Little Rock, Pasternak, [Em]Mickey Mantle, Kerouac [Am]Sputnik, Chou En-Lai, "[D]Bridge on the River Kwai" [Am]Lebanon, Charlse de Gaulle, [Em]California baseball [Am]Starkweather, homicide, [D]children of thalidomide [D] [D] [G]Buddy Holly, "Ben Hur", [D]space monkey, Mafia [Am]Hula hoops, Castro, [C]Edsel is a no-go U-2, Syngman Rhee, payola and Kennedy Chubby Checker, "Psycho", Belgians in the Congo {c:chorus} [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire It was al[Am]ways burning Since the w[C]orld's been turning [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire No we d[Am]idn't light it But we t[C]ried to fight it {eoc} Hemingway, Eichmann, "Stranger in a Strange Land" Dylan, Berlin, Bay of Pigs invasion "Lawrence of Arabia", British Beatlemania Ole Miss, John Glenn, Liston beats Patterson Pope Paul, Malcolm X, British politician sex [Am]JFK, [N.C.]blown away, what else do I have to say {c:chorus} [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire It was al[Am]ways burning Since the w[C]orld's been turning [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire No we d[Am]idn't light it But we t[C]ried to fight it {eoc} Birth control, Ho Chi Minh, Richard Nixon back again Moonshot, Woodstock, Watergate, punk rock Begin, Reagan, Palestine, terror on the airline Ayatollah's in Iran, Russians in Afghanistan "Wheel of Fortune", Sally Ride, heavy metal, suicide Foreign debts, homeless vets, AIDS, crack, Bernie Goetz Hypodermics on the shores, China's under martial law [Am]Rock [N.C.]and roller cola wars, I can't take it anymore [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire But when [Am]we are gone Will it [C]still burn on, and [G]on, and [D]on, and [Am]on...[C] {c:repeat chorus 'till fade} [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire It was al[Am]ways burning Since the w[C]orld's been turning [G]We didn't start the f[D]ire No we d[Am]idn't light it But we t[C]ried to fight it {eoc} =================================================================== =================================================================== The Downeaster 'Alexa' Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=61 Transcribed By: Marcelo THE DOWNEASTER "ALEXA" Intro: |Am G|Am |Am G|Am | C G Am Well I'm on the Downeaster Alexa C G F And I'm cruising through Block Island Sound. F C Dm I have chartered a course to the Vineyard. C G F C F But tonight I am Nantucket bound. G C/E F We took on diesel back in Montauk yesterday, G Am G/B F And left this morning from the bell in Gardiner's Bay. G C/E F Like all the locals here I've had to sell my home, G Am G/B Too proud to leave, I worked my fingers to the bone So I could own my Downeaster Alexa, And I go where the ocean is deep. There are giants out there in the canyons. And a good captain can't fall asleep. I got bills to pay and children who need clothes. I know there's fish out there but where, God only knows. They say these waters aren't what they used to be. But I've got people back on land who count on me. So when you see my Downeaster Alexa, And if you work with the rod and the reel, Tell my wife I am trolling Atlantis, And I still have my hands on the wheel. Instrumental Bridge: |Am G|Am |Am G|Am | |Em | | | | |Am | | | | Now I drive my Downeaster Alexa More and more miles from shore ev'ry year, Since they told me I can't sell no stripers. And there's no luck in sword fishing here. I was a bayman like my father was before. Can't make a living as a bayman anymore. There ain't much future for a man who works the sea. But there ain't no island left for islanders like me. C G Am Ya, ya, ya yo C G Am Ya, ya, ya yo C G Am Ya, ya, ya yo C G Am Ya, ya, ya yo =================================================================== =================================================================== I Go To Extremes Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=56 Transcribed By: Marcelo "I Go To Extremes" - Billy Joel Bb F/A C [intro] Bb F/A C [] C F/A F C Call me a joker, call me a fool. Right at this moment I'm totally cool. C F/A F C Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife. I feel like I'm in the prime of my life. Bb F/A C D Sometimes it feels like I'm going 2 fast/I don't know how long this feeling will last. C G C C Bb F/A Maybe it's only tonite. Darling I don't know why I go to ex- C Bb F/A tremes. Too high or too low there ain't no in be- C Gm7 A7 weens. And if I stand or I fall, Dm Fm6 Fsus F it's all or nothing at all. Darling I don't know why I go to ex- C C F/A tremes. Sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I'm shot. F C C F/A Sometimes I don't know how much more I've got/Maybe I'm headed over the hill. F/A C Bb F/A Maybe I've set myself up for the kill. Tell me how much do u think u can take. C D C G C C until the heart in u is starting to break?/Sometimes it feels like it will. Darling, I Bb F/A C don't know why I go to extremes. Too high or Bb F/A C too low there ain't now in-betweens. You can be Gm7 A7 Dm Fm6 sure when I'm gone, I won't be out there too long. Darling, Fsus F C I don't know why I go to extremes. D Bb F C Out of the darkness, into the light, leaving the scene of the crime. D Bb F Either I'm wrong or I'm perfectly right every time. Am F C G Sometimes I lie awake night after night, coming apart at the seams. D Bb F C C Eager to please, ready to fight. Why do I go to extremes. Bb F/A C [piano interlude] Bb F/A C [] And if I Gm7 A7 Dm7 Fm6 stand, or I fall it's all or nothing at all. Darling I Fsus F C don't know why I go to extremes. No, I Bb F/A C don't know why I go to extremes. Too high or Bb F/A C too low, there ain't no in-betweens. You can be Gm7 A7 Dm Fm6 sure when I'm gone I won't be out there too long. Darling, I Fsus F C don't know why I go to extremes. Bb F/A C [piano] I don't know why, I don't know why! Bb F/A C I don't know why. I don't know why! Bb F/A C Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=540 Transcribed By: Aladdin "I Go To Extremes" Billy Joel Bb F/A C [intro] Bb F/A C [] C F/A F C Call me a joker, call me a fool. Right at this moment I'm totally cool. C F/A F C Clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife. I feel like I'm in the prime of my life. Bb F/A C D Sometimes it feels like I'm going 2 fast/I don't know how long this feeling will last. C G C C Bb F/A Maybe it's only tonite. Darling I don't know why I go to ex- C Bb F/A tremes. Too high or too low there ain't no in be- C Gm7 A7 weens. And if I stand or I fall, Dm Fm6 Fsus F it's all or nothing at all. Darling I don't know why I go to ex- C C F/A tremes. Sometimes I'm tired, sometimes I'm shot. F C C F/A Sometimes I don't know how much more I've got/Maybe I'm headed over the hill. F/A C Bb F/A Maybe I've set myself up for the kill. Tell me how much do u think u can take. C D C G C C until the heart in u is starting to break?/Sometimes it feels like it will. Darling, I Bb F/A C don't know why I go to extremes. Too high or Bb F/A C too low there ain't now in-betweens. You can be Gm7 A7 Dm Fm6 sure when I'm gone, I won't be out there too long. Darling, Fsus F C I don't know why I go to extremes. D Bb F C Out of the darkness, into the light, leaving the scene of the crime. D Bb F Either I'm wrong or I'm perfectly right every time. Am F C G Sometimes I lie awake night after night, coming apart at the seams. D Bb F C C Eager to please, ready to fight. Why do I go to extremes. Bb F/A C [piano interlude] Bb F/A C [] And if I Gm7 A7 Dm7 Fm6 stand, or I fall it's all or nothing at all. Darling I Fsus F C don't know why I go to extremes. No, I Bb F/A C don't know why I go to extremes. Too high or Bb F/A C too low, there ain't no in-betweens. You can be Gm7 A7 Dm Fm6 sure when I'm gone I won't be out there too long. Darling, I Fsus F C don't know why I go to extremes. Bb F/A C [piano] I don't know why, I don't know why! Bb F/A C I don't know why. I don't know why! Bb F/A C [fadeout] Bb F/A C [] Bb F/A C [] Bb F/A C [] Bb F/A C [] A Bitchin' Chart =================================================================== =================================================================== Shameless Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=588 Transcribed By: Aladdin Shameless --------- written by Billy Joel performed by Garth Brooks notated by Greg Vaughn: gvaughn@olga.net Intro G/D/Em/C Bb/ repeat 1. G D Well, I'm shameless when it comes to loving you Em C Bb I'll do anything you want me to I'll do anything at all G D And I'm standing here for all the world to see Em C Bb Oh, baby that's what's left of me don't have very far to fall 2. D B You know now I'm not a man who's ever been Em Am7 G Insecure about the world I've been living in D B I don't break easy I have my pride Em F F# But if you need to by satisfied (chords like section 1.) I'm shameless baby I don't have a prayer Every time I see you standing there I go down upon my knees And I'm changing swore I'd never compromise Aw, but you convinced me otherwise I'll do anything you please (chords like section 2. except as noted) You see in all my life I've never found What I couldn't resist what I couldn't turn down I could walk away from anyone I ever knew Em F Gm F But I can't talk away from you Bb Am I have never let anything have this much control over me Ab Eb I worked too hard to call my life my own Bb Am And I've made myself a world and it's worked so perfectly Ab But it's your world now I can't refuse Am D7 I've never had so much to lose G Oh, I'm shameless (guitar solo - chords like section 1.) (chords like section 2. except as noted) You know it should be easy for a man who's strong To say he's sorry or admit when he's wrong I never lost anything I ever missed Em F But I've never been in love like this it's out of my hands (chords like section 1.) I'm shameless, I don't have the power now I don't want it anyhow so I've got to let it go I'm shameless, shameless as a man can be You could make a jealous fool of me I just wanted you to know (vocal ad lib over guitar solo outro - chords like intro) This song is really fun with barre chords. I'm not including how I play those for several reasons: I change each time I play it, those of you comfortable with barre chords can probably figure it out on your own, and those who aren't comfortable with barre chords would ignore it anyway. If you fall between the cracks, e-mail me and I'll be happy to help. I'm including fingering diagrams for a couple of the chords that you really have to do at least partial barres for and may not be in an elementary chord chart. Ab Eb ====== ====== ::||11 4th ::|111 3rd ::|2|| ::||2| ::3||| ::3||| =================================================================== =================================================================== Storm Front is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== Leningrad Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=64 Transcribed By: Marcelo {title:Leningrad} {subtitle: Billy Joel} [G] Viktor was [Am]born [C]in spring of [D]'44 [G] And he never [Am]saw [C]his father [D]anymore [G] A child of [Am]sacrifice, [G] a child of [A7]war [G] Another [D]son who never [Em]had a father[C] after [D] Lenin[G]grad [G] Went of to [Am]school [C]and learned to [D]serve the state [G] Followed the [Am]rules [C] and drank his [D]vodka straight [G] The only [Am]way to live [G] was drown the [A7]hate [G] A Russian [D]life was very [Em]sad and such was [C]life in [D] Lenin[G]grad [Gm] I was born in '49 a [Dm]cold war kid in Mc Carthy time [F]Stop 'em a the 38th parallel [D7]blast those yellow reds to hell And [Gm]Cold War kids were hard to kill [Dm]under their desk in an air raid drill [F]Haven't they heard we won the war [D7]what do they keep on fighting for? Viktor was sent to some Red Army town Served out his time, became a circus clown The greatest happiness he'd ever found Was making russian children glad and children lived in Leningrad But children lived in Levitown and hid in the shelters underground Until the Soviets turned their ships around and tore all the cuban missles down And in that bright Oktober sun we knew our childhood days were done And I watched my friends go off to war what do they keep on fighting for? And so my child and I come to this place To meet him eye to eye and face to face He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced We never knew what friends we had until we came to Leningrad =================================================================== =================================================================== State Of Grace is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== When In Rome is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== And So It Goes Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=63 Transcribed By: Marcelo The Am C and G G7 at the end of some lines reflect the slight change heard after the vocal line stops.(listen to the song carefully. Headphones help.) Verse: C F Am C In ev'ry heart... C G A sanctuary safe... C Am C To heal the wounds... C F C Until a new one... Bridge: C Am C G And ev'ry time... F Am Dm G G7 It seems I only... C Am C G And so it goes... F Am Dm G G7 And so will you soon, ... Ending: C Am C G And so it goes, ... C G F C And you're the only.... Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=796 Transcribed By: Aladdin And So It Goes - Billy Joel ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >From "Storm Front". Transcribed and arranged for guitar by John Kean (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz). Capo 5th fret. 3/4 time. Slowly, with rubato. INTRO: , , , , , , , , , , ||-----------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|-------------------| ||-----0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-----------------|-0-----0--3--3--0--| ||--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2-----0--------2--|-0--2--0--0--0--0--| ||-----------|----------4-----4--|-2-----2--------0--|-0--5--0--0--2--2--| ||--------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|----------2--3-----| ||-----3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|-3--2--3-----------| , , , , , , , , , |-------------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------| |-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------| |-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--| |-4-----------------|----------4-----4--|-2--------------0--| |-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------| |-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--| , , , , , |-------------------|----------|| |-0--3--3--0--------|----------|| |-0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0--------|| |-0--0--2--2--0-----|-0--------|| |----2--3-----7-----|-2--------|| |-3-----------------|-3--------|| VERSES 1 & 2: , , , , , , , , , , ||------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------|-------------------| ||------0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-----------------|-0-----0--3--3--0--| ||*--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2-----0--------2--|-0--2--0--0--0--0--| ||*-----------|----------4-----4--|-2-----2--------0--|-0--5--0--0--2--2--| ||---------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------|----------2--3-----| ||------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--|-3--2--3-----------| 1. In every heart there is a room A sanctuary safe and 2. I spoke to you in cautious tones You answered me with no pre- , , , , , , , , , |-------------------|-0-----------0-----|-------------------| |-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------| |-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--| |-4-----------------|----------4-----4--|-2--------------0--| |-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|-------------------| |-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--| strong To heal the wounds from lovers past Un- -tense And still I feel I said too much My , , , , , |-------------------|------------|| |-0--3--3--0--------|------------|| |-0--0--0--0--0--0--|-0---------*|| |-0--0--2--2--0-----|-0---------*|| |----2--3-----7-----|-2----------|| |-3-----------------|-3----------|| -til a new one comes along silence is my self defense CHORUS 1: , , , , , , , , , , ||-----------|-3-----------------|----------------0--|-0-----------------| ||-----0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----|-0--0--------------| ||--0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----|-0-----2-----2-----| ||-----5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------0-----|-2--------5--5-----| ||-----------|-------------------|-------------------|-------4-----5-----| ||-----------|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------| And every time I've held a rose It seems I only felt the thorns , , , , , , , , , |--------------------|-3-----------------|----------------0--| |--------------0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----| |-----------0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----| |-p4-----------5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------------| |--------------------|-------------------|-------------2-----| |--------------------|-------------------|-------------------| And so it goes, and so it goes And so will , , , , , |-2--3--2-----------|------------|| |-0--------5--3-----|------------|| |-0-----2-----------|------------|| |-2-----------5-----|-p4---------|| |-------4-----5-----|------------|| |-------------------|------------|| you soon I suppose VERSE 3: [guitar as for verses 1 & 2] But if my silence made you leave Then that would be my worst mistake So I will share this room with you And you can have this heart to break INSTRUMENTAL: , , , , , , , , , , , , ||----7-10-|-12-------10-12-10-|-7-----------5-|-7-10-10-----3--3-|-3-------|| ||-8-----0-|-------------------|-5-------------|----------8--5----|-0-------|| ||----0----|-----------------7-|---------------|----------9-------|-0-------|| ||---------|-10--------9-10----|-------------4-|-5--9-10-----0----|---------|| ||---------|-------------------|---------------|------------------|---------|| ||---------|-------------------|---------------|------------------|-3-------|| CHORUS 2: , , , , , , , , , , ||-----------|-3---------------|--------------0--|-0----------------------| ||-----0--3--|-0------5--3--1--|-3------1--0-----|-0---0------------------| ||--0--------|-0---------0-----|-0---------0-----|-0-------2-------2------| ||-----------|-----------2-----|-1---------0-----|-2-----------5---5------| ||-----------|-----------------|-----------------|---------4-------5------| ||-----3-----|-1---------------|-----------------|------------------------| And this is why my eyes are closed Its just as well for all I've seen , , , , , , , , , |--------------------|-3-----------------|----------------0--| |--------------0--3--|-0--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0-----| |-----------0--------|-0-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----| |-p4-----------------|-------------2-----|-1-----------------| |--------------------|-------------------|-------------2-----| |--------------3--2--|-1-----------------|-------------------| And so it goes, and so it goes And you're the , , , , , |-2--3--2-----------|------------|| |-0--------5--3-----|------------|| |-0-----2-----------|------------|| |-2-----------5-----|-p4---------|| |-------4-----5-----|------------|| |-------------------|------------|| only one who knows VERSE 4: , , , , , , , , , , ||-----------|-0-----------0-----|---------------|-------------------------| ||-----0--3--|-3--------3--3--3--|-0-------------|-0-------0---3---3---0---| ||--0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----0------2-|-0---2---0---0---0---0---| ||-----------|----------4-----4--|-2----2------0-|-0---5---0---0---2---2---| ||--------2--|-3--------2--3--5--|---------------|-------------2---3-------| ||-----3-----|-------------------|-0-----------2-|-3---2---3---------------| So I would choose to be with you That's if the choice were mine to , , , , , , , , , |-------------------|-0-----------0--2--|-3-----------------| |-------------0--3--|-3----p1--3--2--3--|-0-----------------| |-2--------0-----0--|-0--------0--0--0--|-2----p0--------2--| |-4-----------------|----------4-----0--|----------------0--| |-5--------------2--|-3--------2--3-----|-------------------| |-------------3-----|-------------------|-0--------------2--| make But you can make decisions too And , , , , , |-------------------------|-----------|| |-0---3---3---0-----------|-----------|| |-0---0---0---0---0---0---|-0---------|| |-0---0---2---2---0-------|-0---------|| |-----2---3-------7-------|-2---------|| |-3-----------------------|-3---------|| you can have this heart to break CODA: , , , , , , , , , , ||-----7--10--|-12-------10-12-10-|-7-----------5-|-7--5--7-10-10--7--| ||--8------0--|-------------------|-5-------------|-------------------| ||-----0------|-----------------7-|---------------|-------------------| ||------------|-10--------9-10----|-------------4-|-5--4--5--9-10-----| ||------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------| ||------------|-------------------|---------------|-------------------| , , , , , , , , , |--5-----------------|-3-----------------|-------------------| |--7-----------0--3--|-3--------5--3--1--|-3--------1--0--3--| |-----------0--------|-4-----------0-----|-0-----------0-----| |--0-----------5-----|-3-----------2-----|-1-----------0-----| |--------------------|-------------------|-------------------| |--------------------|-------------------|-------------------| And so it goes, and so it goes And you're the , , , , , |-------------------------|--------------|| |--3---0------------------|--------------|| |--0-------0---0---0------|--------------|| Fine. |--2-------0-------0------|--------------|| |--3-------7-------2------|--------------|| |------------------3------|--------------|| only one who knows \\\\ John Kean OO | ~~~~~~~~~ < ) (keanj@agresearch.cri.nz) \/ | `- =================================================================== ===================================================================

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