Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are Chords & Tabs


Just The Way You Are Chords & Tabs

Billy Joel Chords & Tabs

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Just The Way You Are Chords

Just The Way You Are 
-Billy Joel
Transcribed by Guitar Player Extraordinaire, Tim Stoll
Notice that the Dominant 7/9 chord is used in the fourth
line (measure 13), while the minor7th chord is used in 
the last line of each verse . 
Helpful chord voicings: 
A11: A(open 5th string),G,B,D,A
Gmaj7: G,F#,B,D

Frets the chords are played on: 
D: 5th 
E7/9: 7th
Gmaj7: 3rd
D7/9: 5th
Gm7: 3rd
Fm7: 2nd
Am7: 5th
Bm7: 7th
Em7: 9th
A11: 3rd
A: 5th
Bb: 6th
C: 8th
Intro is in ‘D’
Verse 1: 

Don't go changing, to try and please me 

You never let me down before 

Don't imagine…. you're too familiar 

And I don't see you anymore 

I would not leave you in times of trouble 
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We never could have come this far 

I took the good times, I'll take the bad times 

I'll take you just the way you are 
Verse 2: 

Don't go trying some new fashion 
Don't change the color of your hair 
You always have my unspoken passion 
Although I might not seem to care 

I don't want clever conversation 
I never want to work that hard 
I just want someone that I can talk to 
I want you just the way you are. 

I need to know that you will always be 

The same old someone that I knew 

What will it take 'till you believe in me 

The way that I believe in you. 
Verse 3: 

I said I love you, and that's forever 
And this I promise from the heart 
I couldn’t love you any better 
I love you just the way you are. 

(Saxophone solo) 

(back to second half of verse 2, 
“I don’t want clever conversation…”
then fade w/ sax solo) 

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