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Joel Billy - Only The Good Die Young tab

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Only The Good Die Young
The Stranger, 1977
Billy Joel (greatest of all time)

**CAPO 5**

Chords Used: C:x32010    G:320033
             D:xx0232    A:x02220
            Em:022000  G/B:x2003x


C                  D            Em
Come out Virginia, don't let me wait
    C                     D       G
You Catholic girls start much too late
    C                   D            Em
But sooner or later it comes down to fate
  C                    D
I might as well be the one

           C                    D           Em
Well, They showed you a statue, told you to pray
     C                       D         G
They built you a temple and locked you away
    C                       D              Em
But they never told you the price that you pay
    C                          D
For things that you might have done

                  G
Only the good die young
C                  D  G
  Thats What I Said
                  C
only the good die young
              D       G
only the good die young

               C                  D         Em
You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
   C                   D         G
We ain't too pretty we ain't too proud
   C                   D        Em
We might be laughing a bit too loud
    C                  D
But that never hurt no one
        C             D       Em
So come on Virginia show me a sign
C                     D             G
Send up a signal I'll throw you the line
    C                            D        Em
The stained-glass curtain you're hiding behind
C                 D
Never lets in the sun

                          G
Darlin' only the good die young
C                           D
  whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
G                             C
  i tell ya only the good die young
              D        G
only the good die young

          D                      C                       G
You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation
          A                        C
You got a brand new soul, And a cross of gold
       D                           C                    G
But Virginia they didn't give you quite enough information
            A                                         C
You didn't count on me when you were counting on your rosary
D  C    G/B
oh woah woah

     C                        D              Em
They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
C                        D        G
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
           C                           D            Em
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints
    C                     D
the Sinners are much more fun

                                G
you know that only the good die young
C             D
 oh woah baby
G                            C
 i tell ya only the good die young
              D       G
only the good die young


Instrumental: D  C  G    A    C

             D                                C                   G
You say your mother told you all that I could give you was a reputation
              A
Aww She never cared for me
                       C
But did she ever say a prayer for me?
D  C    G/B
oh woah woah

         C                    D          Em
Come out come out come out virgina dont let me wait,
C             D           G
 You catholic girls start much too late
C                   D             Em
 Sooner or later it comes down to fate
  C                    D
I might as well be the one,
                                G          C
You know that only the good die young

CODA: D  G  G  C  D  G

Once you figure out the strumming, it sounds spot on. I like to hit the chord then 
mute, them upstrum it.  i think that sounds the most like Billy.
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