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Allentown  Billy Joel

Intro:
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G/B] [-] [G/D] [-] [Gi]  
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G/B] [-] [G/D] [-] [Gi]  
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G] [-] [C5/D] [-]  
[Gadd9/D] [-] [G]  
[Em] [A] [D] [Em7/D] 
[-]We[D]ll we're living here in Allen - town
[Am] [D] [G] 
[Gadd9/D]And they[-]'r[G]e closing all the factories down
Out in [Em] Bethlehem they're [A] killing[Bm] time
[F#m/A] Filling out [G6] forms -
[D/F#] Standing in [Asus4] line[A]
[G6/E] [A7] [D] 
We[Em7/D]ll our[-] [D] fathers fought the Second World War
[Am7] [D7] [G] 
[C5/D]Spent[-] t[Gadd9/D]heir [-] w[G]eekends on the Jersey Shore
Met our [Em] mothers in the [A] US - [Bm] O
[F#m/A] Asked them to [G6] dance,
[D/F#] Danced with them [Asus4] slow[A]
And we're [Em] living here in [Asus4] Allen - [Dsus4] town[D]
[F/A] [G7/B] [C] [Cadd11] [-] 
[Em7/C]But th[-]e [C] restlessness was handed down
[Am] [D] [Em] [G/B] 
And[C] it's [D]getting very hard to stay - ay - ay - ay
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G/B] [-] [G/D] [-] [Gi]  
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G/B] [-] [G/D] [-] [Gi]  
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G] [-] [C5/D]  
[-] [Gadd9/D] [-] [G]  
[Em] [A] [D] 
[Em7/D]Well w[-]e'[D]re waiting here in Allen - town
[Am] [D] [G] 
[Gadd9/D]For the [-] [G] Pennsylvania we never found
For the [Em] promises our [A] teachers [Bm] gave
[F#m/A] If we worked [G6] hard ,
[D/F#] If we be - [Asus4] haved[A]
So the [Em] graduations [A] hang on the [D] wall[Em7/D] [-] [D]
[Am] [D] [G] 
[Gadd9/D]But they[-] [G] never really helped us at all
No they [Em] never taught us [A] what was [Bm] real
[F#m/A] Iron and [G6] coke -
And [D/F#] chromium [Asus4] steel[A]
And we're [Em] waiting here in [Asus4] Allen - [Dsus4] town[D]
[F/A] [G7/B] [C] 
[Cadd11]But the[-]y'[Em7/C]ve [-] t[C]aken all the coal from the ground
[Am] [D] [Em] [G/B] 
And th[C]e un[D]ion people crawled a - way - ay - ay - ay
 
 C - G5/E - D - G/B - G/D - Gi - 

[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D]  
[F] Every child had a [G11/F] pretty good [Fi] shot
[F] To get at least as far as[G11/F] their old man [Bb/F] got
[F] But something happened on the[G11/F] way to that [Fi] place
[F] They threw an A - [G] merican flag [Ci] in our face
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G/B] [-] [G/D] [-] [Gi]  
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G/B] [-] [G/D] [-] [Gi]  
[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G] [-] [C5/D]  
[-] [Gadd9/D] [-] [G]  
[Em] [A] [D] [Em7/D] 
[-]We[D]ll I'm living here in Allen - town
[F/A] [G/B] [C] [Cadd11] [-] 
[Em7/C]And it[-]'s[C] hard to keep a good man down
[Am] [D] [Em] [G/B] 
Bu[C]t I wo[D]n't be getting up to - day - ay - ay - ay
 
 C - G5/E - D - G/B - G/D - Gi - 

[C] [-] [G5/E] [-D]  
Solo:
[F] [-] [G11/F] [-] [Fi]  
[F] [-] [G11/F] [-] [Bb/F]  
[F] [-] [G11/F] [-] [Fi]  
[F] [-] [G] [-] [C]  
 
 C - G5/E - D - G/B - G/D - Gi - 

[C] [-] [G5/E] [-] [D] [-] [G/B] [-]  
[G/D] [Gi] [C] [G5/E] [D] 
[Em] And it[G/B]'s get[C]ting ver[D]y hard to stay - ay - ay - ay
[Am] [D] [G] 
[C5/D]And w[-]e'[Gadd9/D]re liv[-]in[G//]g here in Allen - town
C x32010
G5/E xx2033
D xx0232
G/B x2003x
G/D xx000x
Gi xx543x
C5/D xx0013
G 320003
Gadd9/D xx0203
Gi xxx00x
C5/D xx0013
G 320003
Gi xxx00x
C5/D xx0013
G 320003
Gadd9/D xx0203
Em 022000
A x02220
Em7/D xx0030
Am x02210
Bm x20402
F#m/A x03222
G6 322000
D/F# 2x0232
Asus4 x02230
G6/E 022003
A7 x02223
Am7 x02213
Dsus4 xx0233
F/A x03211
G7/B x20031
Cadd11 x32011
Em7/C x3203x
F 1332xx
G11/F 130203
[Fi] [133211]  
[Bb/F]Ci [113331]x35553

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A A7 Am Am7 Asus4 Bb/F Bm C C5/D Cadd11 D D/F# D7 Dsus4 Em Em7/D F F#m/A G G/B G/D G5/E G6 G6/E G7/B
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