Leningrad by Billy Joel Ukulele Chords

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If you are searching for Leningrad ukulele chords, you already visit to the right site.
You can play versatile instrument Leningrad using ukulele or guitar.
This song by Billy Joel can also be played by that instruments.
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Leningrad chords has rhythm and included in Storm Front (1989) album.
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Leningrad by Billy Joel Ukulele Chords


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Billy Joel – Leningrad CHORDS by Bofjas


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Key: D

Works for piano/guitar, though guitarplayers
would heavily rely on a bass player.
The Song is divided into two chord
progressions og “patterns” if you prefer that.
We will call them Pattern A & Pattern B.
Lyrics below are marked with the pattern to follow.

For those who doesn’t know. “C/G” means you play
a “C”, but the bass goes on a “G”. So if you wanna
play this alone on one guitar, you will have to
change the chord or your strumming so that the
lowest of the strings in motion will represent
the bass (i.t.c “G”)

For example:

To play “C/G” you would play a normal open C, but
but hit the low E string on the 3rd fret with you pinky.
(Low E 3rd fret G)

Hehe… okey… now then.. the chords!

Intro chords (Piano Only, but works for guitar too 😉 )


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[A/D]
[B/E]
[A/D]
(It’s a little hard to tell you where to change chords
you’ll have to figure out that yourself 😉 )
Definition to Pattern A:


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Viktor was b[Em/D]orn in [G/D] the spring of [A/D]44
And never s[Em/D]aw [G/D] his father [A/D]anymore
[D/C] A child of s[G/B]acrifice, [D/A] a child of w[E/F#]ar
[D/F#] Another son who never had a father after Leningrad

Follows Pattern A:


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Went off to school and learned to serve the state
Followed the rules and drank his vodka straight
The only way to live was drown the hate
A Russian life was very sad
And such was life in Leningrad

Definition of Pattern B:


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I was born in 49
A c[Dm/A]old war kid in McCarthy time
St[C/G]op em at the 38th Parallel
Blast those yellow reds to hell
And cold war kids were hard to kill
[Dm/A]Under their desk in an air raid drill
H[C/G]avent they heard we won the war
What do they keep on fighting for?

Follows Pattern A:


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Viktor was sent to some Red Army town
Served out his time, became a circus clown
The greatest happiness hed ever found
Was making Russian children glad
And children lived in Leningrad

Follows Pattern B:


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But children lived in Levittown
And hid in the shelters underground
Until the Soviets turned their ships around
And tore the Cuban missiles down
And in that bright October sun
We knew our childhood days were done
And I watched my friends go off to war
What do they keep on fighting for?

Follows Pattern A:


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And so my child and I came to this place
To meet him eye to eye and face to face
He made my daughter laugh, then we embraced
We never knew what friends we had
Until we came to Leningrad

Outro:


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[A/D]
[B/E]
[A/D]
[A/D]
[B/E]
[A/D]
End on:


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D 😉

To play the most songs, including Leningrad by Billy Joel by ukulele, the most important basic ukulele chords to learn are C chord, D chord, G chord, and Em chord.
These set you up to play a ton of songs, and each of them is easy to learn.

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