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Only The Good Die Young Chords (ver 2) - Billy Joel

 
Only The Good Die Young Chords
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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About the artist behind Only The Good Die Young Chords:

William Joseph Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist and singer-songwriter. He released his first hit song, "Piano Man", in 1973. According to the RIAA, he is the sixth best-selling recording artist in the United States.[1]

Joel had Top 10 hits in the '70s, '80s, and '90s; is a six-time Grammy Award winner, and has sold in excess of 150 million albums worldwide.[2] He was inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (Class of 1992), the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (Class of 1999), and the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (Class of 2006). Joel "retired" from recording pop music in 1993 but continued to tour (sometimes with Elton John). In 2001 he subsequently released Fantasies & Delusions, a CD of classical compositions for piano. In 2007 he returned to recording with a single entitled "All My Life," followed by an extensive "World Tour" from 2005-2008, covering many of the major world cities.

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