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Billy Joel - Longest Time Tabs

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Longest Time Tabs

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I tabbed this out originally just for my own sake, entitling the file "The
Singalongest Time" (considering that's exactly what I was designing it for;
to give myself a little accompaniment seeing as I don't have an a capella
group comprised solely of Billy Joel or anyone else for an entourage.)  I
ended up liking the result so much that I thought I'd make it my first tab
ever shared with the WWW.

(For bassists, you can pretty much just follow along with the lowest string
one harmonizing note.)


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Oh yeah, and I did it in dropped-D, Capo 1, just to be a bastard.

Don't worry, you'll like it.


Dropped-D
Capo: 1

INTRO:
e |----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------------------------------------------------------|
D |4-------4---7---9-------5-----5-4-------4---7---9-------5-----5-|
A |----------------------------------------------------------------|
D |0-------7---4---5-------7-----7-0-------7---4---5-------7-----7-|


VERSE (x2):
e |----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------3-3---------------------------------------|
G |----------------4-----------------------------------------------|
D |4---2---0---4---0-------4-------4---2---0---4-------------------|
A |----4---2---0-----------------0-----4---2---0---7---2---4---4-5-|
D |0---------------5-------0-------0---------------6---2---7---7-5-|



e |----------------------------------------------------------------|
B |----------------------------------------------------------------|
G |----------------2-------7---5---4-------0-------6-----7-7------o|
D |--------0---------------4---0---0-------2-------5-------4------o|
A |4---1---2-------4-----------------------------------------------|
D |4-----------------------0---4---5-----4-2-----0-7-------0-------|

Repeat [INTRO],[VERSE]


BRIDGE:

Arpeggiate these chords twice each (como "0-2-2-2, 0-2-2-2," etc): 
A   x0222x
Bm  x2443x
C#7 x4342x
D   0x423x

F#m 4x422x
Bm  x2443z
E7  22x13x
A   (see below)

(** Where I've placed X's above, simply don't bother to arpeggiate those
strings! **)


Climb back to the VERSE with the A chord varied like so:
----------------|
2---2-2---------|
2---2-2-4---0---|
--------0---2---|
0---0---2---4---|
----------------|

[VERSE], [BRIDGE], [VERSE]

...then INTRO section to fade.  I'll possibly revise this tab with an ending
you can play live at some point.




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tab) or have gripes about something I overlooked in the tabbing process.  My
meter in the tab should be pretty damned precise, but who knows what I may
have screwed up.  I'm currently exhausted.

Billy Joel is the man for this song (and many others).

Hope you've enjoyed my rendition!
~10/6
            
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