My Life

Billy Joel
Men's four part

Tenor: C#4 - B4
Lead: D3-G4
Bari: E3 - F#4
Bass: G2-B3

Billy Joel's song of personal freedom creates its emotional effects through a cheerful, direct melody with optimism in every phrase end, combined with an energising rhythmic flow. More harmonically rich bridge sections add nuance and depth, and the kooky riff that punctuates the whole paints a musical picture of a protagonist who has decided to defy convention to live as he wants to.

The arrangement is true to the original in feel and shape, with a slightly compressed form and just a little harmonic embellishment to bring it more securely into the barbershop style.