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Piano Man Lyrics Quiz

Guess the missing lyrics to the song "Piano Man" by Billy Joel.
Last updated: August 30, 2015
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First Verse
It's nine o'clock on a Saturday
the regular crowd shuffles in
There's an old man sitting next to me
Makin' love to his tonic and gin
He says, Son can you play me a memory
I'm not really sure how it goes
But it's sad and it's sweet
And I knew it complete
When I wore a younger man's clothes
 
Chorus
Sing us a song, you're the piano man
Sing us a song tonight
Well, we're all in the mood for a melody
And you've got us feelin' alright
 
Second Verse
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine
He gets me my drinks for free
And he's quick with a joke
Or to light up your smoke
But there's someplace that he'd rather be
He says Bill, I believe this is killing me
As the smile ran away from his face
Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star
If I could get out of this place
Third Verse
Now Paul is a real estate novelist
Who never had time for a wife
And he's talking with Davy
Who's still in the navy
And probably will be for life
And the waitress is practicing politics
As the businessmen slowly get stoned
Yes, they're sharing a drink they call loneliness
But it's better than drinking alone
 
Fourth Verse
It's a pretty good crowd for a Saturday,
And the manager gives me a smile
Cause he knows that it's me
They've been coming to see
To forget about life for awhile.
And the piano sounds like a carnival
And the microphone smells like a beer
And they sit at the bar
And put bread in my jar
And say "Man, what are you doin' here?"
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level 80
Aug 26, 2012
Nailed it. I could've gotten 100% if you'd asked for every word. I love this song - had it memorized for decades.
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level 52
Aug 26, 2012
Easily my favorite song of all time!
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level 35
Aug 26, 2012
i agree, fantastic song :)
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level 28
Aug 26, 2012
just ran out of time
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level 54
Jun 28, 2016
How did you run out of time? Were you playing the entire song on the piano and only typing out the words as you came to them?
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level 33
Aug 26, 2012
100% on the first try! Would have gotten a 100% if you asked for all the lyrics! and I'm a 15 year old girl! :)
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level 55
Dec 31, 2017
Nonsense! Girls don't listen to music!
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level 37
Aug 26, 2012
I love billy Joel, you can take my We didn't start the fire lyrics quiz that i made too! Just click on the billy joel tab!
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level 39
Aug 26, 2012
oh, heck yes
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level 44
Sep 3, 2012
Love this song.
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level 39
Sep 7, 2012
One of my favorite songs every. I could tell you every word and every note in this whole song.
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level 44
Apr 12, 2014
I love this song - but just have one gripe. My name is David, and I was in the US Navy for six years... guess what kept getting sung to/at me in boot camp?!?
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level 37
May 7, 2014
100 percent with 3:39 left. I took the quiz while listening to the song. :p
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level 48
May 8, 2014
Love it! So encouraged to see how many younger generation jetpunkers know this song...
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level 28
Jul 24, 2014
I was halfway through the quiz with the radio on in the background, the next thing I knew, piano man came on. Freaky or what?
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level 26
Apr 3, 2015
Favorite line: And the piano sounds like a carnival! I can't believe it is the line with the lowest accuracy.
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level 66
May 21, 2015
Awesome. But it's "all right", not "alright".
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level 70
May 21, 2015
44% of 11,000 people know every word - amazing
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level 74
May 21, 2015
When I was in college our student government association offered a free concert at the lake. They sometimes did that for unknown artists who worked very cheaply. My roommate asked me to go with her to see the latest unknown wannabe. I said, "I'm not wasting my time. If this Billy Joel character was any good, people would be paying to see him." She went, and I stayed in the dorm studying. Sigh.
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level 57
May 21, 2015
Memory Melody Mucked up on Memory
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level 33
May 21, 2015
WOW!!!! 87496749%!!!! I'M STILL AN UNFERTILIZED EGG, AND NEVER HEARD THIS SONG BEFORE!!! BEAT THAT YANKEE!!!!
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level 50
May 21, 2015
first time doing this quiz 40/41. I always thought it was "and the piano sounds like a carnivore" instead of "and the piano sounds like a carnival". But I guess since its the one that most people get wrong some of them might have been thinking the same as me.
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level 70
Mar 10, 2017
LOL!! Awesome. Some of the best lyrics are the ones that aren't actually the lyrics. In the 70's there was a song, Undercover Angel by Alan O'Day. The correct lyrics to the chorus were, "Undercover angel, midnight fantasy..." but my mom thought it was, "midnight Tennessee..." LOL!!!
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level 59
Feb 3, 2016
Great! Early in the morning, and that song is going to be stuck in my head all day!
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level 67
Feb 22, 2016
Never heard of it
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level 57
Jan 30, 2017
I always thought it sounded like "novelist," but thought it was supposed to be "maverick." What is a real estate novelist? 100%
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level 63
Jan 29, 2018
He wishes he were a famous novelist. He does real estate for actual money.
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level 48
Nov 23, 2017
i'm sitting at work on Thanksgiving and it sucks. these comments made me laugh out loud..thanks everyone for cheering me up, even from the past.
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level 38
Dec 31, 2017
i always thought it was carnivore not carnival. i guess carnival makes more sense
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level 57
Dec 31, 2017
Robot Chicken do a great skit on this song.
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level 63
Jan 29, 2018
"a while" is two words.
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level 42
Feb 22, 2018
aced it
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level 52
Mar 30, 2018
Every word baby! Love it or hate everyone knows the words to that song.
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level 42
Apr 1, 2018
1:12 left and im onwy twee