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"A MINOR VARIATION" by Billy Joel www.billyjoel.com
From his 1993 River of Dreams album
Words and music by Billy Joel
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

E7                 Am*

E                  Am*                          E    Am*
  Some days I have to give right in to the blues
  Despite how I try
E                        Am*                          E    Am*
  To keep fighting, it's a sure shot I'm going to lose
                    C#m
  And I'll tell you why


          You think I'm crazy
       D
          It's such a sad composition
       C#m
          But can you blame me
       D7
          For what's been causing my bad disposition?
   B7                   C7      B7
      Ain't nothing new with my blue situation
C7  B7             Bb7                A7
      And nothing's fine, it's just a minor variation



  When troubles want to find me I ain't hard to find
  They know where I am
  Like a hungry pack of wolves when it's feeding time
  They tear up a man


          And it's a strange thing
         'Cause now it don't really matter
          More of the same thing
          Don't even hurt it's all a part of the pattern
      But still in all it's just a small consolation
      I just define it as a minor variation


           A7                                    Bb7
              Ain't no way to fight 'em darling
           A7                                    Bb7
              Ain't no way around 'em baby
           A7                                    Bb7
              Ain't no way to take 'em
           B7
              Nowhere to hide
              and believe me I've tried to shake 'em


  I'm getting to the point where I don't feel the pain
  And I've had enough
  I'm ready for the next time it hits me again
 'Cause I've gotten tough


          It doesn't faze me
          And now I've made my decision
          I may be crazy
          It's not as though I don't know that condition
      Until I'm through with this blue situation
      Pass me the wine, it's just a minor variation


              Ain't nobody's business, baby
              Ain't nobody's worry darlin'
              Ain't nobody's problem
              No way to win
              when you've already been forgotten


          And it's a strange thing
         'Cause now it don't really matter
          More of the same thing
          Don't even hurt me, it's a part of the pattern
      Until I'm through with this blue situation
      Pass me the wine, it's just a minor variation

Transcribed 2022-05-08 by T-rev
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0xx434 E7 or 076700

Am* =
 x0555x
hx0755x Am
 x0655x Am,maj7
 x0555x Am7

046654 C#m
x57775 D
x57575 D7
x24242 B7
x35353 C7
x13131 Bb7
x02020 A7

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