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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

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"
I got a big deal now if you got the mon'
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 

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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