Allentown Jail

Words & Music:

Irving Gordon


Bm D Bm F#  Bm D Bm A/F#/Bm A


     D            Bm         F#m       Bm     G  A     D

They locked up my darlin' in Allentown Jail.  Oh-oh-oh-oh!

    D          Bm          F#m        Bm     E        A    A7

And no one has come for to put up his bail.  Oh-oh-oh-oh!

     G          A                 D     F# Bm    G        D     D7

They say at the court house he'll never go free, never go free!

    G          A          D   F#    Bm          G         F#     Bm

For he stole a diamond, a beautiful diamond, to give, to give to me!



Bm           D         Bm   A      Bm             F#        Bm

Somewhere in Allentown Jail---; my heart waits in Allentown Jail.


    A               D              Bm           F#m        Bm

You know, I'm gonna dance for you, mister, I'll sing you a song,

G  A     D


    D               Bm            F#m       Bm

But more than that, mister, would surely be wrong,

E        A     A7


    G               A             D      F# Bm

But more than that, mister, would surely be wrong,

G                 D      D7

Oh, oh, can't you see?

         G            A          D  F#     Bm

Well, my love stole a diamond, a beautiful diamond,

   G         F#     Bm

To give, to give to me!


CHORUS:  [2x]




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