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Allentown by Billy Joel

 

C D G 3x

G Em D

Well we're living here in Allentown

C D G

And they're closing all the factories down

Em A D

Out in Bethlehem they're killing time

A Em A D

Filling out forms - Standing in line

G Em D

Well our fathers fought the Second World War

C D G

Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore

Em A D

Met our mothers in the USO

A D A D

Asked them to dance, Danced with them slow

G Em D

And we're living here in Allentown

 

F G C

But the restlessness was handed down

Em C G D Em D

And it's getting very hard to stay

 

C D G – C D G

G Em D

Well we're waiting here in Allentown

C D G

For the Pennsylvania we never found

Em A D

For the promises our teachers gave

A Em A D

If we worked hard , If we behaved

G Em D

So the graduations hang on the wall

C D G

But they never really helped us at all

Em A D

No they never taught us what was real

A D A D

Iron and coke - And chromium steel

 

G Em D

And we're waiting here in Allentown

 

F G C

But they've taken all the coal from the ground

Em C G D Em D

And the union people crawled away

 

C D G

 

F G A#

Every child had a pretty good shot

F G A#

To get at least as far as their old man got

F G A#

But something happened on the way to that

 

Place

F G A#

They threw an American flag in our face

 

C D G

G Em D

Well I'm living here in Allentown

C D G

And it's hard to keep a good man down

Em C G D Em D

But I won't be getting up today - ay - ay

 

C D G

 

SOLO> F G A# (4x)

 

Em C G D Em D

And it's getting very hard to stay

C D G

And we're living here in Allentown

 

The D Chord is often lifted and dropped on the E string.

The F-G-A# part is played by sliding the F up the bridge.

Submitted by David Whitney

 

 

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