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You’re the Pianoman!

Jan 12 2014

Inspired by Billy Joel’s song “Pianoman” – I tried to recreate the scene and focus only on the old man while taking out the other elements of the original song. I wrote this (revival) version last Summer in Sitla Village, Uttarakhand and finally gave it a shot on my Acoustic Guitar and Harmonica yesterday (Saturday!).
Thanks for listening!

Lyrics:

Now Saturday just feels like another day
And this piano – it croons like the cry
The cry of the old man sitting next to me
Sayin “oh let me sing it for a while

And the song that he sang, he sang for you
Oh For waitresses working for a dime
Then his voice gave out, he’d ask of me
For a gin and some tonic and a wine
[Hmm la di da di di da]

Sang us a song, he’s the piano man
Sang us a song tonight
Well, we’re all in the mood for a melody
And he’s got us all feelin’ all right

As he sat there with a glass and a memory
Till the crowd went away in the night
And the old man cried sitting next to me
Just clinging to the song and his wine

And I said…

Won’t you sing me a song you’re the piano man
Sing me a song tonight
While I’m still in the mood for a melody
And you got me feeling alright

Written by Gautam Dhar
Music taken from the original Billy Joel Song “Pianoman”

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  • raju 12 January, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Gautam!!!!very nicely presented with love of music. I have listen him at Jig's house. They both love music and they are fan of Phish who follows Phish tours in usa. Whole song with Guitar and Harmonica mesmerized me..Keep it up....om

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  • Gautam 13 January, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Thanks so much!

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