Joel Billy - You May Be Right Chords & Tabs

 

You May Be Right Chords & Tabs

Joel Billy Chords & Tabs

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YOU MAY BE RIGHT
                 
Music and Lyrics by Billy Joel


Album: GLASS HOUSES (1980)
   


This is definitely a two guitar song, but 

THE MAIN RIFF:

     A    

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

The chord playing underneath is the song's key -- A -- but the
above riff is most comfortably fretted as an open D and then
single-note picked.  It's sort of a combination of a D and an
A7sus:  

     D              A7sus
     
E ---2--------------3-------------------------------------------
B ---3--------------3-------------------------------------------
G ---2--------------2-------------------------------------------
D ---0--------------2-------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------


Try it, and I think it will be clearer than my explanation.  


CHORDS USED IN THIS SONG:

   A   E7  Bm  G   E   D   F#m7

E -----0---2---3---0---2---2---------
B -2---3---3---0---0---3---2---------
G -2---1---4---0---1---2---2---------
D -2---2---4---0---2---0---2---------
A -0---2---2---2---2-----------------
E -----0-------3---0-----------------


REFRAIN

           E
You may be right

E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------------
A ---------------2--2--4--2-------------------------------------
E ---0--0--3--4--------------0----------------------------------

         A
I may be crazy
[ Tab from: http://www.guitartabs.cc/tabs/j/joel_billy/you_may_be_right_tab.html ]
E --------------------------------------------------------------
B --------------------------------------------------------------
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D ---------------2--2--4--2-------------------------------------
A ---0--0--3--4--------------0----------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

       E             D              F#m7          A


REPEAT REFRAIN


SOLO 

E -----5-----5-----5-----5-----5------5-----5-----5-----5-----5-
B --/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5---/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5--/4-5-
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

E -------------------12--------12--------12--------12--------12-
B --5/7-P10--12b(14)---12b(14)---12b(14)---12b(14)---12b(14)----
G --------------------------------------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

E ---------------------------------------------------------12---
B ---------14-12------------------12-15-15~-15-15~-15-15-15--15-
G -12b(13)-------b(13)12-------14-------------------------------
D -----------------------14-------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E -----------------------------(sax arranged for guitar)--------

E ------------------------------12------------12-12--12-12------
B ----12-15-15~-15-15~-15-15-15----15---12-15-------------------
G -14-----------------------------------------------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------

E -12-12-12-14-17---14-12---------------------------------------
B -------------------------14p12--------------------------------
G --------------------------------14p11--14---------------------
D --------------------------------------------------------------
A --------------------------------------------------------------
E --------------------------------------------------------------



                        ** SOLO NOTES **

The first line is Chuck Berry flavored, like the opening to many
of his songs.  In the second line, the whole step bend on the
12th fret on the B string [12b(14)] is tricky; I often cheat it
and actually do a half step bend from the 13th fret [making it
13b(14)] because there's more room for your fingers, and if you
play it correctly, nobody but you will know the difference. 
Also, in the third line, the G-string bend is a bitch, but it
apparently really is what he's playing, and it's a nice slow
bend; a little practice and you should be able to do it
perfectly.  


REPEAT REFRAIN

A
You may be wrong but you may be right...(REPEAT AND FADE)


Have fun, and good luck...

Dan
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