Chords in this song

A# chordBb7 chordCm chordD# chordEb7 chordF chordF7 chordFm chordG# chordG chordG7 chord

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EbEb chord   BbBb chord   EbEb chord  AbAb chord  
Oh, oh, oh
BbBb chord                   EbEb chord
For the longest time
BbBb chord   EbEb chord  AbAb chord
Oh, oh, oh
BbBb chord
For the longest time
EbEb chord      BbBb chord        AbAb chord            BbBb chord
If you said goodbye to me tonight
EbEb chord           BbBb chord        FF chord             BbBb chord
There would still be music left to write
GG chord              CmCm chord   
What else could I do
Bb7Bb7 chord         EbEb chord    Eb7Eb7 chord
I'm so inspired by you
AbAb chord          FmFm chord               BbBb chord       EbEb chord
That hasn't happened for the longest time


EbEb chord      BbBb chord          AbAb chord             BbBb chord
Once I thought my innocence was gone
EbEb chord      BbBb chord        FF chord              BbBb chord 
Now I know that happiness goes on
GG chord              CmCm chord
Thats where you found me
Bb7Bb7 chord                EbEb chord     Eb7Eb7 chord
When you put your arms around me
AbAb chord        FmFm chord                 BbBb chord         EbEb chord
I havent been there for the longest time


EbEb chord   BbBb chord   EbEb chord  AbAb chord
Oh, oh, oh
BbBb chord                   EbEb chord
For the longest time
BbBb chord   EbEb chord     AbAb chord
Oh, oh, oh
BbBb chord
For the longest
EbEb chord       BbBb chord           AbAb chord              BbBb chord
Im that voice youre hearing in the hall
EbEb chord       BbBb chord        FF chord          BbBb chord
And the greatest miracle of all
GG chord       CmCm chord
Is how I need you
Bb7Bb7 chord           EbEb chord     Eb7Eb7 chord
And how you needed me too
AbAb chord       FmFm chord                  BbBb chord       EbEb chord
That hasnt happened for the longest time


BbBb chord               CmCm chord
Maybe this wont last very long
    G7G7 chord
But you feel so right
    EbEb chord
And I could be wrong
BbBb chord              CmCm chord
Maybe Ive been hoping too hard
F7F7 chord      
But Ive gone this far
        BbBb chord
And its more than I hoped for


EbEb chord         BbBb chord        AbAb chord              BbBb chord
Who knows how much further well go on
EbEb chord      BbBb chord      FF chord               BbBb chord   
Maybe Ill be sorry when youre gone
GG chord         CmCm chord
Ill take my chances
Bb7Bb7 chord            EbEb chord    Eb7Eb7 chord
I forgot how nice romance is
AbAb chord        FmFm chord                 BbBb chord       EbEb chord  
I havent been there for the longest time


BbBb chord            CmCm chord
I had second thoughts at the start
   G7G7 chord
I said to myself
     EbEb chord
Hold on to your heart
BbBb chord              CmCm chord
Now I know the woman that you are
      F7F7 chord
Youre wonderful so far
        BbBb chord
And its more than I hoped for
EbEb chord       BbBb chord        AbAb chord               BbBb chord
I dont care what consequence it brings
EbEb chord       BbBb chord        FF chord             BbBb chord
I have been a fool for lesser things
GG chord         CmCm chord
I want you so bad
Bb7Bb7 chord          EbEb chord        Eb7Eb7 chord    
I think you ought to know that
AbAb chord           FmFm chord               BbBb chord       EbEb chord
I intend to hold you for the longest time
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8 Comments

  1. I find -3 easier than +2.

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

  3. Billy Joel fan

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

  4. beccabohemia

    I find +2 much easier

  5. Susan Smith

    Is there an easier version or transpostion of this song?

  6. echopkins2000

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

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