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Allentown

Songs(Other), Songs

1C D G/B 2x
2C D G-Gsus4-G
3
4 Em A D
5Well we're living here in Allentown
6 Am D G
7And they're closing all the factories down
8 Em A Bm
9Out in Bethlehem they're killing time
10 A G D/F# D/A - A
11Filling out forms - Standing in line
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14 Em A D
15Well our fathers fought the Second World War
16 Am D G
17Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
18 Em A Bm
19Met our mothers in the USO
20 A G D/F# D/A - A
21Asked them to dance, Danced with them slow
22 Em A D
23And we're living here in Allentown
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25
26 F/A G/B C
27But the restlessness was handed down
28 Am D Em G/B C D
29And it's getting very hard to stay
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31
32C D G/B 2x
33C D G-Gsus4-G
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35
36 Em A D
37Well we're waiting here in Allentown
38 Am D G
39For the Pennsylvania we never found
40 Em A Bm
41For the promises our teachers gave
42 A G D/F# A
43If we worked hard , If we behaved
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45
46 Em A D
47So the graduations hang on the wall
48 Am D G
49But they never really helped us at all
50 Em A Bm
51No they never taught us what was real
52 A G D/F# A
53Iron and coke - And chromium steel
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55
56 Em A D
57And we're waiting here in Allentown
58 F/A G/B C
59But they've taken all the coal from the ground
60 Am D Em G/B C D
61And the union people crawled away
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64C D G/B C D
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67F G/F F
68Every child had a pretty good shot
69F G/F Bb/F
70To get at least as far as their old man got
71F G/F F
72But something happened on the way to that place
73F G/F
74They threw an American flag in our face
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77C D G/B 2x
78C D G Gsus4 G
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80
81 Em A D
82Well I'm living here in Allentown
83 F/A G/B C
84And it's hard to keep a good man down
85 Am D Em G/B C D
86But I won't be getting up today - ay - ay
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89C D G/B C D
90
91SOLO>
92F G/F F
93F G/F Bb/F
94F G/F F
95F G/F
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98C D G/B 2x
99
100 C D Em G/B C D
101And it's getting very hard to stay
102 Am D G
103And we're living here in Allentown
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