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UPTOWN GIRL by Billy Joel www.billyjoel.com
From his 1983 album An Innocent Man
Written by Billy Joel
Transcribed by T-rev www.t-rev.net

  E
  Uptown girl
F#m                        E/G#
  She's been living in her uptown world
A             B           E             F#m
  I bet she's never had a backstreet guy
                       E/G#
  I bet her mama never told her why
A           B
  I'm gonna try for an...

  E
  Uptown girl
F#m                        E/G#
  She's been living in her white bread world
A            B           E
  As long as anyone with hot blood can
F#m                           E/G#
  And now she's looking for a downtown man
A               B
  That's what I am

      C              Am
        And when she knows
                 Dm             G
        What she wants from her time
      C              Am
        And when she wakes up
            Dm           E
        And makes up her mind
      A                F#m
        She'll see I'm not so tough
        Bm           B
        Just because I'm in love with an

  Uptown girl
  You know I've seen her in her uptown world
  She's getting tired of her high class toys
  And all the presents from her uptown boys
  She's got a choice

    G     A     F#/A# Bm A  G     A     F#/A# B
      Ohh.................. Ohh..................

  Uptown girl
  You know I can't afford to buy her pearls
  But maybe someday when my ship comes in
  She'll understand what kind of guy I've been
  And then I'll win

      C                Am
        And when she's walking
              Dm         G
        She's looking so fine
      C                Am
        And when she's talking
               Dm             E
        She'll say that she's mine
      A                F#m
        She'll see I'm not so tough
        Bm           B
        Just because I'm in love with an uptown girl, uptown girl

Transcribed 2020-05-02 by T-rev
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