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Allentown Chords

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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 - D
Well we're    living here in   Allen -   town
            Am                D           G      Gadd9/D - G
And they're   closing all the   factories   down
       Em                   A         Bm
Out in    Bethlehem they're    killing   time
F#m/A              G6
       Filling out   forms -
D/F#              Asus4      A
      Standing in      line

         G6/E                   A7              D      Em7/D - D
Well our     fathers fought the    Second World    War
            Am7                 D7         G       C5/D - Gadd9/D - G
Spent their     weekends on the    Jersey    Shore
        Em                A       Bm
Met our    mothers in the    US -    O
F#m/A                G6
       Asked them to    dance,
D/F#                   Asus4      A
      Danced with them       slow
           Em               Asus4        Dsus4      D
And we're    living here in      Allen -       town
        F/A                 G7/B         C     Cadd11 - Em7/C - C
But the     restlessness was     handed   down
         Am              D          Em        G/B       C        D
And it's    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 - D
Well we're     waiting here in    Allen -    town
        Am              D            G        Gadd9/D - G
For the    Pennsylvania    we never    found
        Em               A          Bm
For the    promises our    teachers    gave
F#m/A             G6
     If we worked    hard ,
D/F#             Asus4       A
      If we be -       haved
       Em              A             D       Em7/D - D
So the    graduations    hang on the    wall
         Am               D              G       Gadd9/D - G
But they    never really    helped us at    all
        Em                  A          Bm
No they    never taught us    what was    real
F#m/A           G6
       Iron and    coke -
     D/F#           Asus4      A
And        chromium      steel
           Em                 Asus4         Dsus4      D
And we're    waiting here in        Allen -       town
            F/A              G7/B               C          Cadd11 - Em7/C - C
But they've     taken all the    coal from the    ground
        Am               D             Em        G/B      C      D
And the    union people    crawled a -     way -     ay -    ay -   ay

C - G5/E - D - G/B - G/D - Gi - 
C - G5/E - D

F                     G11/F             Fi
   Every child had a       pretty good     shot
F                           G11/F              Bb/F
   To get at least as far as     their old man       got
F                               G11/F             Fi
   But something happened on the      way to that    place
F                     G              Ci
   They threw an A -    merican flag    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 - D
Well I'm    living here in    Allen -    town
         F/A              G/B           C      Cadd11 - Em7/C - C
And it's    hard to keep a    good man    down
      Am                   D         Em       G/B      C        D
But I    won'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       G/B      C       D
    And    it's    getting very     hard    to    stay -    ay -    ay  -  ay
          Am               D          G      C5/D - Gadd9/D - G//
And we're   living 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    113331
Ci      x35553
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maguri wrote on September 20 2012, 03:06 pm

Very badly formatted, almoset unplayable.

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siemj wrote on September 22 2012, 11:30 am

delete the chords you donĀ“t want to play

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maguri wrote on April 28 2013, 10:07 am

That's not what I meant. Chords and lyrics are not well aligned here, so when you try to play along, it is not clear which chord belongs where.

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