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POOR SIDE OF TOWN  Johnny Rivers

        [Emaj7]Doo-do-do-do-wah, shoobee-[F#m7]doobee
        [Emaj7]Doo-do-do-do-wah, shoobee-[F#m7]doobee
Verse 1:
        [Emaj7]How can you tell me  how much you [F#m7]miss me
        [Emaj7]When the last time I saw you [F#m7]     you wouldn't even kiss me
        [A]That rich guy you been [G#m7]seein'
        [F#m7]Must have put you d[A]own
        So w[E]elcome back, baby[A]
        To the poor side of t[E]own
guitar (2X; played at end of each verse):
(E) (N.C.)
v v v v

Verse 2:
To him you were nothing but a little plaything (little plaything,
Not much more than an overnight fling (overnight fling, doo-wah)
To me you were the greatest thing
This boy had ever found
And girl, it's hard to find nice things
On the poor side of town
        [D]I can't blame you for [Gmaj7]tryin'
        [C]I'm tryin' to m[Bm]ake it too
        [C]I've got one little h[Bm]angup, baby
        [Am]I just can't make it witho[G]ut you (without you, o[B]oh, without you[Emaj7], aah)
Verse 3:
So tell me, are you gonna stay now (gonna stay now, doo-wah)
Will you stand by me all the way now (all the way now, doo-wah)
With you by my side
They can't keep us down
Together we can make it, baby
From the poor side of town
Verse 4 (first two lines sung by background singers):
So tell me how much you love me
Come near to me and say you need me now
Oh, with you by my side
This world can't keep us down
Together we can make it, baby
From the poor side of town
Coda (repeat to fade):
        [Emaj7]Doo-do-do-do-wah, shoobee-[F#m7]doobee
-- another ace 60's tab from Andrew Rogers

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A Am B Bm C D E Emaj7 F#m7 G G#m7 Gmaj7

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mmanchapi (report)

To 'pretty up' the song, the 1st and 3rd lyric line of each verse should be played with a Emaj7 rather than just the E major chord.