Keeping the Faith"
Billy Joel
Transcribed by Dan Morris (dmorris@cs.stanford.edu)

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For most of the verse, the guitar is playing D with a hammer-on
to G every measure :

|-----------------------------|
|--7-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7h8--7-x-x-|
|--7-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7----7-x-x-|
|--7-x-7-x-x-7-x-x-7h9--7-x-x-|
|--5-x-5-x-x-5-x-x------------|
|-----------------------------|

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[D]
If it seems...
[D]
If you think...
             [G]
Oh, then you should...
[G]
Cause my past...
          [D]
Got in my way

[D]
Still I would...
[D]
And I'm not...
           [G]
Oh cause I never felt...

               [A6]    [G]
And then I was saved, yeah
   [A6]
...keeping the faith
[G]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
            [D]
Keeping the faith

[D]
We wore matador...

[D]
Iridescent socks...
  [G]
I put on my...
              [D]
And ditty-bop shades

[D]
I took a fresh...
[D]
My old man's...
          [G]
Combed my hair...

            [A6] [G]
A permanent wave Yeah
         [A6]
....the faith
[G]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
            [D]
Keeping the faith

        [A]         [G]         [D]
You can get just so much from a good thing
        [A]        [G]          [D]
You can linger too long in your dreams
        [A]        [G]        [D]
Say goodbye to the oldies but goodies
          [em7]
Cause the good ole...
    [A7]
And tomorrow...

[D]
Learned stickball...
[D]
Lost a lot of fights...
  [G]
I heard about...
[G]
I found you...
   [D]
anyway

[D]
I found out...
[D]
Ate an awful lot...
[D]
Drank a lot...
  [G]
I thought I was...
       [G]
When I made it...

             [A6]   [G]
In the Chevrolet Oh yeah
                    [A6]
We were keeping the faith
[G]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
            [D]
Keeping the faith

solo:
[A][G][D]
[A][G][D]
[A][G][D]

         [em7]
You know the good...
    [A7]
And tomorrow...

[D]
Now I told...

Now I'm going...
             [G]
I'm going to listen...
                       [A6]  [G]
When the rock 'n' roll plays Yeah
                [A6]  [G]
When the memory stays Yeah
                [A6]
I'm keeping the faith
[G]
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah
[D]
Keeping the faith...


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