Billy Joel – Goodnight Saigon chords ver. 2

                Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel
Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Billy Joel
Goodnight Saigon (1982)
(Billy Joel)

From: "The Nylon Curtain"


Bbmaj7    1-3-2-3-1-x
Dm/F      1-3-2-3-x-x
C/E       0-1-0-2-x-x
Dm/C      1-3-2-x-3-x
F/A       x-1-2-3-0-x
C/Bb      0-1-0-2-1-x
G7/B      x-3-0-3-2-x
Dm/A      x-3-2-3-0-x
E-9       1-0-1-2-x-x
E7        0-3-1-2-x-x


INTRO F Dm Bbmaj7 Ge|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|----0---1---0---|G|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---0---|D|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| We met as ...
INTRO 2 Bb G D G7e|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|5---7---8---10--|5---7---8---10--|B|3---1---3---5---|3---1---3---5---|7---8---10--12--|6---8---10--12--|G|3---------------|4---------------|----------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| We had no ...
INTRO 3 G F Dm G e|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|----0---1---0---|G|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---0---|D|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------| Re-mem-ber ...
INTRO 4 Bb G e|----0---1---3---|5---7---8---10--|B|3---1---3---5---|6---8---10--12--|G|3---------------|----------------|D|----------------|----------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|
INTRO 5 G Fe|----------------|----------------|B|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|G|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---4---|D|3---------------|3---------------|A|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|
OUTRO Dm Bbmaj7 G Fe|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|B|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|----0---1---3---|----0---1---0---|G|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---4---|2---0---2---0---|D|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|3---------------|A|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|
--------------------------------------------------------------------------- INTRO (see above) | F | Dm | Bbmaj7 | G |
Dm/F G7 CWe met as soul mates on Parris Island,
C/E Dm/F G7 CWe left as inmates from an asylum
Em Am Em AmAnd we were sharp, as sharp as knives
Dm Dm/C G/B F/A GAnd we were so gung-ho to lay down our lives
Dm/F G7 CWe came in spastic like tameless horses,
C/E Dm/F G7 CWe left in plastic as numbered corpses
Em Am Em AmAnd we learned fast to travel light,
Dm Dm/C BbOur arms were heavy but our bellies were tight
INTRO 2 (see above) | Bb | G | D | G7 |
Dm/F G7 CWe had no home front, we had no soft soap
C/E Dm/F G7 CThey sent us Playboy, they gave us Bob Hope
Em Am Em AmWe dug in deep and shot on sight
Dm Dm/C G/B F/A GAnd prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might
Dm/F G7 CWe had no cameras to shoot the landscape
C/E Dm/F G7 CWe passed the hash pipe and played our Doors tapes
Em Am Em AmAnd it was dark, so dark at night
Dm Dm/C And we held on to each other, like brother to brother,
Bb F/A GmWe promised our mothers we'd write
C/Bb F/A Bb C C/BbAnd we would all go down together,
F/A Bb G7/B C C/BbWe said we'd all go down together,
F/A Bb Dm/A [G7]Yes, we would all go down together
INTRO 3 (see above) | G | F | Dm | G7 |
Dm/F G7 CRemember Charlie, remember Baker,
C/E Dm/F G7 CThey left their childhood on every acre
Em Am Em AmAnd who was wrong? And who was right?
Dm Dm/C [Bb]It didn't matter in the thick of the fight
INTRO 4 (see above) | Bb | G |
Am G/B C Dm E Dm/F E E-9 E E7We held the day in the palm of our hand
Am G/B C Dm E Dm/F GThey ruled the night and the night seemed to last as long as
Dm/F G7 CSix weeks on Parris Island
C/E Dm/F G7 CWe held the coastline, they held the highlands,
Em Am Em AmAnd they were sharp, as sharp as knives,
Dm Dm/C They heard the hum of motors, they counted the rotors
Bb F/A GmAnd waited for us to arrive
C/Bb F/A Bb C C/BbAnd we would all go down together,
F/A Bb G7/B C C/BbWe said we'd all go down together,
F/A Bb Dm/A [G]Yes, we would all go down together
INTRO 5 (see above) | G | F | OUTRO (see above)
| Dm | Bbmaj7 | G | F |(repeat and fade)
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