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#114370 - 09/06/03 10:10 AM Billy Joel's Song
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I have been searching high and low for this Billy Joel's song. It's a pretty fast and funky one.

I don't know how to write the notes- but if you played it in C- this is part of the melody (beginning of the song)

Am
6 1 3 2 1 3

D7 Am
6 1 2 2 2 1 3 1
D7 Am
6 1 2 2 2 1 3 1
Bm7-5 Em
6 1 2 2 3 5 3

Help..

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#114371 - 09/06/03 11:18 AM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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Sounds like "The Stranger" if my dictation skills are still up to snuff.
Starts out with a slow human whistle part, then gets funky, right?
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#114372 - 09/06/03 07:55 PM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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Does it sound like any of these? I just did a search for Midis of Billy Joel's Songs.
http://torgo.978.org/~jw/midi/Joel,_Billy/

I had a tune going through my head for years until a friend and I worked it out what it was. Turned out to be a commercial from the early 60's. (Not that I'm that old to remember one ) Don't know how it got in there.

Good luck.

- Brian

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#114373 - 09/06/03 11:28 PM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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Uncle Dave- my search is over. You da Man!

Brian,
I quickly checked your site- I didn't see The Stranger which is the song I was looking for. Thanks though

KN_Fan

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#114374 - 09/07/03 06:49 AM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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#114375 - 09/07/03 05:57 PM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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http://torgo.978.org/~jw/midi/Joel,_Billy/billy-joel--stranger.mid

Don't worry about not finding it. I thought that UD was correct as well from humming what you had entered. Glad you found it.

I have the book with the sheet music for it. I enjoy playing Billy Joel. Easy for the keyboard.

Take care,
- Brian

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#114376 - 09/07/03 09:20 PM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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Yeah

Billy Joel is one of my favorite. Been playing "Just The way you are" since I was 10 years old. The other one is "New york state of mine" We'll see if I can play the Strager too

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#114377 - 09/07/03 11:33 PM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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Wow...two new Billy Joel songs?

( I can't type either !)
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#114378 - 09/08/03 10:48 AM Re: Billy Joel's Song
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If I can get my damn Triton to record my voice or get me an MSR4 one of these days I'll promise I'll post my singing (Billy Joel eat your heart out! )

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