Billy Joel - The Nylon Curtain
Allentown Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=318 Transcribed By: David 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 =================================================================== =================================================================== Laura is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== Pressure is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== Goodnight Saigon Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=92 Transcribed By: Marcelo Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel F Dm Bb G Dm Dm7 C We met as soul mates on Parris Island, Dm Dm7 C we left as inmates from an asylum. Em Am Em Am And we were sharp, as sharp as knives Dm Dm/C G C G and we were so gung-ho to lay down our lives. Dm Dm7 C We came in spastic like tameless horses, Dm Dm7 C we left in plastic as numbered corpses. Em Am Em Am And we learned fast to travel light, Dm C Bb G Dm G our arms were heavy but our bellies were tight. Dm Dm7 C We had no home front, we had no soft soap. Dm Dm7 C They sent us Playboy, they gave us Bob Hope. Em Am Em Am We dug in deep and shot on sight Dm F G C G and prayed to Jesus Christ with all of our might. Dm Dm7 C We had no cameras to shoot the landscape Dm Dm7 C we passed the hash pipe and played our Doors tapes. Em Am Em Am And it was dark, so dark at night Dm Dm/C and we held on to each other, like brother to brother, Bb F6/A G we promised our mothers we'd write. F Bb C C7 And we would all go down together, F Bb C C7 we said we'd all go down together, F Bb G F Dm C yes, we would all go down together. Dm Dm7 C Remember Charlie, remember Baker, Dm Dm7 C they left their childhood on every acre. Em Am Em Am And who was wrong? And who was right? Dm C Bb G It didn't matter in the thick of the fight. Am Em C Dm E Dm Dm7 E We held the day in the palm of our hand. Am Em C Dm E Dm C+ They ruled the night and the night seemed to last E C E Dm Dm7 C as long as six weeks on Parris Island. Dm Dm7 C We held the coastline, they held the highlands, Em Am Em Am and they were sharp, as sharp as knives, Dm Dm/C they heard the hum of motors, they counted the rotors Bb F6/A G and waited for us to arrive. F Bb C C7 And we would all go down together, F Bb C C7 we said we'd all go down together, F Bb G F Dm Bb yes, we would all go down together. G F Dm Bb ... (C+ = 032110) =================================================================== =================================================================== She's Right On Time is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== A Room Of Our Own is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== Surprises Direct Link: http://www.lovebolts.co.uk/show_user.php?id=807 Transcribed By: Aladdin Key Of Em =================================================================== =================================================================== Scandinavian Skies is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== =================================================================== Where's The Orchestra? is yet to be transcribed. =================================================================== ===================================================================

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