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Billy Joel - Only The Good Die Young (capo) (Chord)
Submitter: twizzle05 (86) on 5/28/05
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Only the Good Die Young
written by Billy Joel
tabbed 5/28/05
EMRLDEYZS's tab is, as one would expect, pretty darn accurate.   I'm submitting this version
for two reasons: 1) I can't play a decent F chord for the life of me; and 2) I think the
acoustic guitar in the recording is capo'd.   So thanks to EMRLDEYZS for the great tab; her
chords, my conversion (and also a couple lyric corrections, not that that's too important).

CAPO III

INTRO:

D A F#m D E A       D A F#m D E

N/C

D                   A           F#m
Come out Virginia, don't let me wait 
    D                     E        A
You Catholic girls start much too late
       D                    A            F#m     D*                       E*
Ah but sooner or later it comes down to Fate, I might as well will be the one
            D                      A           F#m
Well they showed you a statue and told you to pray
     D                       E          A
They built you a temple and locked you away
         D                     A              F#m      D*                    E*
Ah but they never told you the price that you pay for things that might have done
N/C                     A     D                E
Well only the good die young,   that's what I said
          E/   A    D              E              A
Only the good die young, only the good die young

                D                   A        F#m    
You might have heard I run with a dangerous crowd
    D                    E          A
We ain't too pretty, we ain't too proud
    D                   A      F#m       D*                E*
We might be laughing a bit too loud but that never hurt no one
    D                A         F#m
So come on Virginia show me a sign
D                     E           A
Send up a signal I'll throw you a line
      D                           A        F#m   D*               E*
That stained glass curtain you're hiding behind never lets in the sun
N/C                         A   D                 E 
Darlin' only the good die young,  whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
                   E/    A    D              E             A
I tell ya only the good die young, only the good die young

           E/                     D/                A
You got a nice white dress and a party on your confirmation
          B                      D
You got a brand new soul, and a cross of gold
       E/                           D/            A
Well Virginia they didn't give you quite enough information
            B                                          D        A   Bm A  E
You didn't count on me, when you were counting on your rosary  whoa oh oh and

      D                        A             F#m
They say there's a heaven for those who will wait
D                        E         A
Some say it's better but I say it ain't
            D                           A            F#m         D*                   E*
I'd rather laugh with the sinners than cry with the saints, the sinners are much more fun
N/C                          A         D             D    E   
You know that only the good die young     whoa whoa bay-yabee
                     E/  A    D             E              A
I tell ya only the good die young, only the good die young


BREAK:  E/   D/   A/   B     D

              E/                          D/                  A
You said your mother told you all I could give you was a reputation
            B                               D            A    Bm A  E
She never cared for me, did she ever say a prayer for me whoa oh oh 

D                              A           F#m
Come out come out come out Virginia don't let me wait
              D            E      A
You Catholic girls start much too late
          D                 A            F#m     D*                       E* 
Ah but sooner or later it comes down to fate, I might as well will be the one
N/C           E/    A    D           E
Only the good die young   I tell you baby
                   E/  A    D                E        A
You know only the good die young, only the good die young


(Ad lib and fade over these CHORDS): D E  A


CHORDS:

D 	 xx0232
A 	 x0222x
F#m 	 244322
E 	 022100
B 	 x24442
Bm 	 x24432
N/C 	 no chord


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CHORDS marked with a (/) play once 
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