Downtown    (video)    (clip)    (midi)

 

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1. When you`re alone and life is making you lonely, 

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    you can always go        downtown.

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    When you`ve got worries, all the noise and the hurry

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    seems to help, I know,        downtown.

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    Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city,

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    linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty,

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    how can you lose,         the lights are much brighter there,

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    you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares, so go...

 

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Downtown, things will be great when you’re,

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downtown, no finer place for sure,

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downtown, everything`s waiting for you.

 

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+  Downtown.

 

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2. Don`t hang around and let your problems surround you,

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    there are movie shows,       downtown.

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    Maybe you know some little places to go to,

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    where they never close,         downtown.

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    Just listen to the rhythm of the gentle Bossanova,

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    you`ll be dancing with them, too, before the night is over,

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    happy again.       The lights are much brighter there,

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    you can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares, so go ...

 

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Downtown, where all the lights are bright,

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downtown, waiting for you tonight,

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downtown, you’re gonna be alright, downtown.

 

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(orig. moves up half a note to capo 5th here)   +  Downtown.

 

 

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3.                                                 Downtown !   (2x)

 

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    And you may find somebody kind to help and understand you,

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    someone who is just like you and needs a gentle hand to

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    guide them along.       So maybe I`ll see you there,

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    we can forget all our troubles, forget all our cares. So go ...

 

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Downtown, things will be great when you`re

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downtown, don`t wait a minute more,

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downtown, everything’s waiting for you.

 

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+  Downtown (downtown) ! (4x)   ....

 

(orig. = capo 4th)    (Petula Clark)