More songs by Billy Joel

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"SHE'S ALWAYS A WOMAN" by Billy Joel
From the 1977 album The Stranger
Words and music by Billy Joel 1977
Transcribed by T-rev
Capo 3

C  F2/C  C  G  C  F2/C  C

        G           C              G              C     F2/C  C
She can kill with a smile, she can wound with her eyes
                  F              Am/E   Dm7  Dm7/C  F
She can ruin your faith with her casual lies
        G      C              G            E7
And she only reveals what she wants you to see
    Am           G               F        G        C   F2/C  C
She hides like a child but she's always a woman to me

She can lead you to love, she can take you or leave you
She can ask for the truth but she'll never believe you
And she'll take what you give her as long as it's free
         Am            G               F        G        C F2/C C G/B
Yeah she steals like a thief but she's always a woman to me

     Am  G  D/F#           D
     Oh......... she takes care of
        G   D/F#  Em         C
     herself........ she can wait if she
     F    Am/E  Dm7        G
     wants......... she's ahead of her
     C   F2/C  C  G
     Cm  Cm7/Bb  F/A     F
     Oh............. she never gives
     Bb  Bbmaj7/A  Gm         Gm/D
     out............. and she never gives
     G#  G#maj7/G  D/F#          D
     in................ she just changes her
     G  Gsus6  G7

And she'll promise you more than the garden of Eden
She'll carelessly cut you and laugh while you're bleeding
But she brings out the best and the worst you can be
Blame it all on yourself 'cause she's always a woman to me


She is frequently kind and she's suddenly cruel
She can do as she pleases, she's nobody's fool
But she can't be convicted, she's earned her degree
        Am                        F          C/E
And the most she will do is throw shadows at you
          F        G        C   F2/C  C
But she's always a woman to me

Transcribed 2018-03-16 by T-rev
More tab available at

x32010 C
x33011 F2/C
320003 G
xx3211 F when preceding Am/E
133211 F otherwise
xx2011 Am/E
xx0211 Dm7
x3x211 Dm7/C
020100 E7
x02210 Am
x20003 G/B
200232 D/F#
xx0232 D
022000 Em
x35543 Cm
6x5343 Cm7/Bb
x03211 F/A
x13331 Bb
x03331 Bbmaj7/A
355333 Gm
x55333 Gm/D
466544 G#
3665xx G#maj7/G
322003 Gsus6
323003 G7
032010 C/E

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