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Billy Joel - Allentown chords

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                Allentown - Billy Joel
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Billy Joel
Allentown (1982)
(Billy Joel)

From: "The Nylon Curtain"

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CHORDS

          e-B-G-D-A-E
C(add9)   0-3-0-2-3-x
*Em       3-0-0-2-x-x
G/B       3-3-0-0-2-x
*G/B      x-3-0-0-2-x
Gsus4     3-1-0-0-x-3
Em7       0-3-0-2-2-0
Asus4     0-3-2-2-0-x
D         2-3-2-0-x-x
Dsus2     0-3-2-0-x-x
Am7       3-1-2-2-0-x
D7sus4    3-1-2-0-x-x
Gsus2     3-x-2-0-x-3
F#m/A     2-2-2-4-0-x
G6        0-0-0-0-x-3
D/F#      2-3-2-0-x-2
G/C       x-3-0-0-3-x
G/F       3-0-0-0-x-1
Bb/F      1-3-3-3-x-1

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INTRO
          *Em                              *Em
  C(add9)   D   G/B              C(add9)      D   G/B              C(add9)
e|0-0-0-0-3-2---3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|--0-0-0-3-2---3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-0-|
B|3-3-3-3-0-3---3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|--3-3-3-0-3---3-|--3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|
G|0-0-0-0-0-2---0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|--0-0-0-0-2---0-|--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
D|2-2-2-2-2-0---0-|--x-x-x-x-x-0-2-|--2-2-2-2-0---0-|--x-x-x-x-x-0-2-|
A|3-3-3-3-------2-|--2-2-2-2-2---3-|--3-3-3-------2-|--2-2-2-2-2---3-|
E|----------------|----------------|----------------|----------------|

         *Em        Gsus4
  C(add9)   D      G     G
e|--0-0-0-3-2-----|3-3-3-3---------|
B|--3-3-3-0-3-----|0-1-1-0---------|
G|--0-0-0-0-2-----|0-0-0-0---------|
D|--2-2-2-2-0-----|0-0-0-0---------|
A|--3-3-3---------|x-x-x-x---------|
E|----------------|3-3-3-3---------|

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INTRO (see above)
| C(add9)  *Em D | G/B | C(add9)  *Em D | G/B |
| C(add9)  *Em D | G Gsus4 G   |

           Em7            Asus4 D  Dsus2 D
Well we're living here in Allen-town
            Am7             D7sus4    G  Gsus2 G
And they're closing all the factories down
       Em7               A       Bm
Out in Bethlehem they're killing time
F#m/A       G6     D/F#        Asus4 A
Filling out forms, standing in line

         Em7                Asus4        D  Dsus2 D
Well our fathers fought the Second World War
            Am7             D7sus4     G  Gsus2 G
Spent their weekends on the Jersey shore
        Em7            A Bm
Met our mothers in the USO
F#m/A         G6     D/F#              Asus  A
Asked them to dance, danced with them slow
          Em7            Asus4    D Dsus4 Dsus2 D (break)
And we're living here in Allentown

        F/A              G/B     C  G/C  C
But the restlessness was handed down
         Am           D7sus4 D7 | Em *G/B | C D |
And it's getting very hard   to stay

INTRO (see above)
| C(add9)  *Em D | G/B | C(add9)  *Em D | G/B |
| C(add9)  *Em D | G Gsus4 G   |

           Em7             Asus4 D  Dsus2 D
Well we're waiting here in Allen-town
        Am7          D7sus4   G  Gsus2 G
For the Pennsylvania we never found
        Em7          A         Bm
For the promises our teachers gave
F#m/A        G6    D/F#    Asus4 A
If we worked hard, if we behaved

       Em7         Asus4        D  Dsus2 D
So the graduations hang on the wall
         Am7          D7sus4        G  Gsus2 G
But they never really helped us at all
        Em7             A        Bm
No they never taught us what was real
F#m/A    G6    D/F#       Asus4 A
Iron and coke, chromium steel
          Em7             Asus4    D  Dsus2 D (break)
And we're waiting here in Allentown

            F/A           G/B             C  G/C  C
But they've taken all the coal from the ground
        Am           D7sus4  D7 | Em *G/B | C D |
And the union people crawled a-way

INTRO (see above, first half)
| C(add9)  *Em D | G/B | C(add9)  *Em D | [F]


F             G/F       F
  Every child had a pretty good shot
F                G/F             Bb/F
 To get at least as far as their old man got
F                G/F               F
 But something happened on the way to that place
F               G       C           [Cadd9]
 They threw an American flag in our face

INTRO (see above)
| C(add9)  *Em D | G/B | C(add9)  *Em D | G/B |
| C(add9)  *Em D | G Gsus4 G   |

         Em7            Asus4 D  Dsus2 D
Well I'm living here in Allen-town
         F/A            G/B      C  G/C  C
And it's hard to keep a good man down
      Am               D7sus4 D7 | Em *G/B | C D |
But I won't be getting up     to-day

INTRO (see above, first half)
| C(add9)  *Em D | G/B | C(add9)  *Em D | [F]

| F G/F | F | F G/F | Bb/F | F G/F | F | F G |2/4 C |
 
INTRO (see above)
| C(add9)  *Em D | G/B | C(add9)  *Em D | G/B |
                                         And it's
| C(add9)    *Em   D | Em *G/B | C D |
 Getting very hard to stay
                                [down up   down  up]
          Am             D7sus4    G Gsus4 Gsus2 G
And we're living here in Allentown
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