Billy Joel - Big Shot chords version 1

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Big Shot
By: Billy Joel

This is my interpretation of the song as I hear it. I am a dueling pianist and 
love to play and sing.

There are many chords in this song that are written as a triad over a bass note.  
This is because you should listen to the song and work out the correct syncopation 
with the bass and triad.  If timed correctly, you will find this works very well.

The Esus4 which appears commonly throughout should not have a third.  But if it 
did, it should be thought of as an Em rather than EMaj.
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Intro:

Em              G               Em              G
Em              D6              C       F/C     C



Verse 1:

Esus4 GWell you went uptown riding in your limousine
Esus4 GWith your fine Park Avenue clothes
Esus4 D6You had the Dom Perignon in your hand
C F/C CAnd the spoon up your nose
Esus4 GAnd when you wake up in the morning With your head on fire
Esus4 GAnd your eyes too bloody to see
Esus4 D6Go on and cry in your coffee but don't
C F/C CCome bitchin' to me
Chorus:
G/F F/C G/F F/CBecause you had to be a big shot, didn't you
G/F F/C G/FYou had to open up your mouth
G F/D G F/DYou had to be a big shot, didn't you
G F/D CAll your friends were so knocked out
Em7 G/F F/C G/F F/CYou had to have the last word, last night
G/F F/C FYou know what everything's about
F/C C F/C CYou had to have a white hot spotlight
G/C G/D D G/D DYou had to be a big shot last night
Break - Same as Intro: Em G Em G Em D6 C F/C C Verse 2:
Esus4 GThey were all impressed with your Halston dress
Esus4 GAnd the people that you knew at Elaine's
Esus4 GAnd the story of your latest success
C F/C CKept 'em so entertained
Esus4 GAw but now you just can't remember all the things you said
Esus4 GAnd you're not sure you want to know
Esus4 D6I'll give you one hint, honey you sure
C F/C CDid put on a show
Chorus:
G/F F/C G/F F/CYes, yes, you had to be a big shot, didn't you
G/F F/C G/FYou had to prove it to the crowd
G F/D G F/DYou had to be a big shot, didn't you
G F/D CAll your friends were so knocked out
Em7 G/F F/C G/F F/CYou had to have the last word, last night
G/F F/C FYou're so much fun to be around
F/C C F/C CYou had to have the front page, bold type
G/C G/D D G/D DYou had to be a big shot last night Whoa...
Bridge:
F F/A F/C C C/E C/GWhoa oh oh whoa whoa
G G/B G/D D7Whoa oh oh whoa whoa
F F/A F/C C C/E C/GWhoa oh oh whoa whoa
G G/B G/D D7Whoa oh oh whoa whoa
Verse 3:
Esus4 GWell, it's no big sin to stick your two cents in
Esus4 GIf you know when to leave it alone
Esus4 D6But you went over the line you couldn't see
C F/C CIt was time to go home
Chorus:
G/F F/C G/F F/CNo, no, no, no, no, no, you had to be a big shot, didn't you
G/F F/C G/FYou had to open up your mouth
G F/D G F/DYou had to be a big shot, didn't you
G F/D CAll your friends were so knocked out
Em7 G/F F/C G/F F/CYou had to have the last word, last night
G/F F/C FSo much fun to be around
F/C C F/C CYou had to have a white hot spotlight
G/C G/D D G/D DYou had to be a big shot last night
Fade Out on Chorus Chords: G/F F/C G/F F/C G/F F/C G/F F/C G F/D G F/D G F/D G F/D
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