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Eb   Bb   Eb  Ab  
Oh, oh, oh
Bb                   Eb
For the longest time
Bb   Eb  Ab
Oh, oh, oh
Bb
For the longest time
Eb      Bb        Ab            Bb
If you said goodbye to me tonight
Eb           Bb        F             Bb
There would still be music left to write
G              Cm   
What else could I do
Bb7         Eb    Eb7
I'm so inspired by you
Ab          Fm               Bb       Eb
That hasn't happened for the longest time


Eb      Bb          Ab             Bb
Once I thought my innocence was gone
Eb      Bb        F              Bb 
Now I know that happiness goes on
G              Cm
Thats where you found me
Bb7                Eb     Eb7
When you put your arms around me
Ab        Fm                 Bb         Eb
I havent been there for the longest time


Eb   Bb   Eb  Ab
Oh, oh, oh
Bb                   Eb
For the longest time
Bb   Eb     Ab
Oh, oh, oh
Bb
For the longest
Eb       Bb           Ab              Bb
Im that voice youre hearing in the hall
Eb       Bb        F          Bb
And the greatest miracle of all
G       Cm
Is how I need you
Bb7           Eb     Eb7
And how you needed me too
Ab       Fm                  Bb       Eb
That hasnt happened for the longest time


Bb               Cm
Maybe this wont last very long
    G7
But you feel so right
    Eb
And I could be wrong
Bb              Cm
Maybe Ive been hoping too hard
F7      
But Ive gone this far
        Bb
And its more than I hoped for


Eb         Bb        Ab              Bb
Who knows how much further well go on
Eb      Bb      F               Bb   
Maybe Ill be sorry when youre gone
G         Cm
Ill take my chances
Bb7            Eb    Eb7
I forgot how nice romance is
Ab        Fm                 Bb       Eb  
I havent been there for the longest time


Bb            Cm
I had second thoughts at the start
   G7
I said to myself
     Eb
Hold on to your heart
Bb              Cm
Now I know the woman that you are
      F7
Youre wonderful so far
        Bb
And its more than I hoped for
Eb       Bb        Ab               Bb
I dont care what consequence it brings
Eb       Bb        F             Bb
I have been a fool for lesser things
G         Cm
I want you so bad
Bb7          Eb        Eb7    
I think you ought to know that
Ab           Fm               Bb       Eb
I intend to hold you for the longest time
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9 Comments

  1. Caleigh1231

    I don’t recommend playing Eb7 at all

  2. I find -3 easier than +2.

  3. Try F and G7 for the part “and it’s more than I hoped for”. I think it sounds better.

  4. Billy Joel fan

    I really like this song as well and I’m 11 so

  5. beccabohemia

    I find +2 much easier

  6. Susan Smith

    Is there an easier version or transpostion of this song?

  7. echopkins2000

    THIS IS AMAZING!!! Listen to the cover version on youtube

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