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C E7 F C          A7
Dm7 G7 C        Cdim G7      Gdim
G7 - C        E7 A7
D7 - G7  D7  G7  Cdim G7
C E7 F C          A7
D7 A7       D7 G7      Gdim G7      Cdim
G7        Gdim G7        Cdim G7        Gdim G7        A7
D7 A7       D7 G7 C7
F D7 G7 -
C7 F G7 C7
F7 Bb G7 C7
F D7 G7 -
Bb        Bbm F        D7 G7 C7
F          D7 G7        C7 F   (C7 to chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
Verse is in the key of C, chorus is in F.
I am sure that you're aware of famous cities every where,
The ones which are acclaimed in song and verse.
There are songs about Chicago London Paris and St. Paul.
Buffalo Miami not to mention Beaver Falls.
But Tin Pan Alley did us wrong because they never wrote a song
About the greatest city of them all.
Please don't go way.... I hope you'll stay....
And hear this song I wrote the other day.
Oakland's got the Tribune Tower, Oakland's got Lake Merritt too.
She's got Jack London Square, the Raiders come from there, The Kaiser Center can be seen from every where.
Now where did all the people go when Frisco burned? You know they came to Oakland and they never returned.
Right outside the city limits, shoots the freeway called the Nimitz,
Of all the pretty cities she's the leadah, and don't forget the tube to Alameedah,
She's got pride, she's got grace, and oh what a view, Oakland we're for you.

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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