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C D G/B 2x
C D G-Gsus4-G

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


         Em         A       D
Well our fathers fought the Second World War
        Am          D   G
Spent their weekends on the Jersey Shore
         Em     A   Bm
Met our mothers in the USO
    A       G       D/F#    D/A - A
Asked them to dance, Danced with them slow
    Em      A       D
And we're living here in Allentown


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


C D G/B 2x
C D G-Gsus4-G


        Em     A      D
Well we're waiting here in Allentown
        Am  D   G
For the Pennsylvania we never found
    Em      A   Bm
For the promises our teachers gave
  A       G     D/F#     A
If we worked hard , If we behaved


     Em        A        D
So the graduations hang on the wall
    Am         D       G
But they never really helped us at all
         Em     A    Bm 
No they never taught us what was real
    A       G   D/F#        A
Iron and coke - And chromium steel


    Em           A      D
And we're waiting here in Allentown
    F/A     G/B     C
But they've taken all the coal from the ground
    Am      D   Em  G/B  C  D
And the union people crawled away


C D G/B C D


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/F     
They threw an American flag in our face


C D G/B 2x
C D G Gsus4 G


    Em      A       D
Well I'm living here in Allentown
        F/A     G/B 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 today   -  ay  -  ay


C D G/B C D

SOLO>  
F  G/F  F 
F  G/F  Bb/F
F  G/F  F
F  G/F


C D G/B 2x

    C       D   Em  G/B  C  D
And it's getting very hard to stay
        Am  D   G
And we're living here in Allentown