Big shot    (video)    (midi)

 

    instrumental intro = verse 1

 

                            Em                              - G

1. Well, you went uptown riding in your        limousine

                    Em                        G

    with your fine Park Avenue clothes,

                          Em                              D

    you had the Dom Perignon in your hand,

                                          C      - F - C

    and the spoon up your nose.

 

                                     Em                                                 G

2. Ooh, and when you wake up in the morning with your head on fire

                   Em                          G

    and your eyes too bloody to see,

                     Em                  

    go on and cry in your coffee

            D                                C     - F - C

    but don't come bitchin' to me.

 

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Because you had to be a big shot, didn't you,

                  G                       F

you had to open up your mouth.

                            G     F    G        F

You had to be a big shot, didn't you,

               G                                    F

all your friends were so knocked out.

                                   G     F     G     F

You had to have the last word, last night,

                          G                     F

you know what everything's about.

                                  F     C      F C

You had to have a white hot spotlight,

                                   D                     Em

you had to be a big shot last night, whoa.

 

+  instrumental = verse 3

 

                              Em                                   G

3. Yeah, they were all impressed with your Halston dress,

                  Em                                   G

    and the people that you knew at Elaine's.

                   Em                               D

    And the story of your latest success

                                 C           - F - C

     kept 'em so entertained.

 

                                Em                                       G

4. Oh, but now you just don't remember all the things you said,

                      Em                               G

    and you're not sure you want to know.

                        Em

    I'll give you one hint, honey

             D                           C    - F - C

    you sure did put on a show.

 

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Yes, yes, you had to be a big shot, didn't you,

                  G                       F

you had to open up your mouth.

                            G     F    G        F

You had to be a big shot, didn't you,

               G                                    F

all your friends were so knocked out.

                                   G     F     G     F

You had to have the last word, last night,

                G               F

so much fun to be around.

                                    F     C        F    C

You had to have the front page, bold type,

                           D

you had to be a big shot last night, whoa.

 

     F                C                - G                D

+      Oh oh, woah oh oh,         oh oh, woah oh oh. (2x)

 

                   Em                                G

5. Well, it's no big sin to stick your two cents in,

               Em                               G

    if you know when to leave it alone.

                          Em

    But you went over the line,

                          D                               C       - F - C

    you couldn't see it was time to go home.

 

  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -   G     F    G       F

No no no no no no, you had to be a big shot, didn't you,

                  G                       F

you had to open up your mouth.

                            G     F    G        F

You had to be a big shot, didn't you,

               G                                    F

all your friends were so knocked out.

                                   G     F     G     F

You had to have the last word, last night,

                G               F

so much fun to be around.

                                     F     C      F   C

You had to have the white hot spotlight,

                           D

you had to be a big shot last night, whoa.

 

     F              C                  - G                D

+      Oh oh, woah oh oh,         oh oh, woah oh oh.

             G      F   - G - F   G     F        - G - F

     Ow, big shot,             big shot...

 

    (Billy Joel)