Billy Joel - Down Easter Alexa chords version 1

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THE DOWNEASTER "ALEXA"	-	Billy Joel

Intro:
 Am - Em - G - Am	 2x

C G Am Well I'm on the Down- easter A- lexa
C G F And I'm cruising through Block Island Sound.
F C Dm I have chartered a course to the Vineyard.
C G F C - F But to- night I am Nantucket bound
F G C F We took on diesel back in Montauk yester- day,
F G Am G/B And left this morning from the bell in Gardiner's Bay.
F G C F Like all the locals here I've had to sell my home,
F G Am G/B Too proud to leave, I worked my fingers to the bone
C G Am So I could own my Down- easter A- lexa
C G F And I go where the ocean is deep.
F C Dm There are giants out there in the canyons.
C G F C - F And a good captain can't fall a- sleep
F G C F I got bills to pay and children who need clothes.
F G Am G/B I know there's fish out there but where, God only knows.
F G C F They say these waters aren't what they used to be.
F G Am G/B But I've got people back on land who count on me.
C G Am So when you see my Down- easter A- lexa
C G F And if you work with the rod and the reel,
F C Dm Tell my wife I am trolling At- lantis,
C G F And I still have my hands on the wheel.
Instrumental Bridge: Am - Em - G - Am 2x Em - G - D - Em Am - Em - G - Am
C G Am Now I drive my Down- easter A- lexa
C G F More and more miles from shore ev'ry year,
F C Dm Since they told me I can't sell no stripers.
C G F And there's no luck in sword fishing here.
F G C F I was a bayman like my father was be- fore.
F G Am G/B Can't make a living as a bayman any- more.
F G C F There ain't much future for a man who works the sea.
F G Am G/B But there ain't no island left for islanders like me.
C G Am Ya, ya, yaa aaa yo
C G Am Ya, ya, yaa aaa yo
C G Am Ya, ya, yaa aaa yo
C G Am Ya, ya, yaa aaa yo//
G/B x20003 not the 1th version. i added and changed some chords. credit to the others
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