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Bobby Bare - Brooklyn Bridge (Chord)
Submitter: lmofle (506) on 9/19/21
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Brooklyn Bridge
By Bobby Bare
Written by Bobby Bare and Lance Guyness
Album: Detroit City and Other Hits (1963)
Tabbed by Larry Mofle
9/18/21

Capo 1

E                         A
O'er there I stood in the great big city
          B                      E
Where the buildings tall and the girls are all pretty
E                           A
Up stepped a man, he said, "Come here Son"
  B
I got a big deal now if you got the mon'
A
I bought the Brooklyn Bridge
    B                             E                        B
Two dollars two cigarettes and an autograph picture of Elvis

Well I kept my bridge for a day or so 
But then my money was a runnin' low
And I tried to make me a sale 
But the man done come and he took me to jail
Said I's crazy laughed at told me 
That a society frowned upon it

Well then he stood me up in a front of a judge
I stood there a grinnin' but the judge didn't budge
He said thirty dollars or thirty days 
And I looked at him and all I could say
Was all that take thirty dollars 
Couldn't make that thirty-five could you
Spend all my money on that bridge

Well after ninety days in that man's jail 
I'm still tryin' to make me a sale
Met some cat called Skid Row Pete 
So I traded it off for 52nd Street
Big deal, oh, big man of action, a big transaction

I bet the folks back home could never realize 
That in a great big town this size
Boy like theirs could own the street 
Spend his days just to keepin' it neat
Pickin' up cigarette butts, wine bottles 

Spoken:
Terrorizing the pedestrians, whoo, them pigeons
I bet old Skid Row Pete ain't got no pigeons on the Brooklyn Bridge
I bet he canít trade that bridge off either because the man gonna come take him down 
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