Carpenter Mary Chapin - Keeping The Faith tab

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                     KEEPING THE FAITH - Billy Joel
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Transcribed by Dan Morris (dmorris@cs.stanford.edu)

For most of the verse, the guitar is playing D with a hammer-on
to G every measure :

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--- verse --- [D] If it seems like I've been lost in let's remember [D] If you think I'm feeling older and missing my younger days [G] Oh, then you should have known me much better [G] Cause my past is something that never [D] Got in my way oh no [D] Still I would not be here now if I never had the hunger [D] And I'm not ashamed to say the wild boys were my friends [G] Cause I never felt the desire 'til their music set me on fire --- chorus --- [A6] [G] And then I was saved, yeah [A6] that's why I'm keeping the faith [G] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah [D] Keeping the faith --- verse --- We wore matador boots Only Flagg Brothers had them with the Cuban heel Iridescent socks with the same color shirt And a tight pair of chinos I put on my shark skin jacket You know the kind with the velvet collar And ditty-bop shades I took a fresh pack of Luckies And a mint called Sen-Sen My old man's Trojans And his Old Spice after shave Combed my hair in a pompadour Like the rest of the Romeos wore --- chorus --- A permanent wave yeah We were keeping the faith Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Keeping the faith --- bridge --- [A] [G] [D] You can get just so much from a good thing [A] [G] [D] You can linger too long in your dreams [A] [G] [D] Say goodbye to the oldies but goodies [em7] Cause the good old days weren't always good [A7] And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems --- verse --- Learned stickball as a formal education Lost a lot of fights nut it taught me how to lose O.K. I heard about sex but not enough I found you could dance and still look tough anyway I found out a man ain't just being macho Ate an awful lot of late night drive-in food drank a lot of take-home pay I thought I was the Duke of Earl when I made it with a red-haired girl --- chorus --- In a Chevrolet We were keeping the faith Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah Keeping the faith --- solo --- [A][G][D] [A][G][D] [A][G][D] [em7] You know the good old days weren't always good [A7] And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems --- last verse --- [D] Now I told you my reasons for the whole revival Now I'm going outside to have an ice cold beer in the shade [G] I'm going to listen to my 45's, ain't it wonderful to be alive [A6] [G] When the rock 'n' roll plays Yeah [A6] [G] When the memory stays Yeah [A6] I'm keeping the faith [G] Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah [D] Keeping the faith... ---------------------------------- Dan Morris dmorris@cs.stanford.edu http://techhouse.brown.edu/dmorris ----------------------------------
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