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There's A Pawnshop On A Corner In
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Words and Music by Bob Merrill - 1952
Reached the Billboard magazine charts in 1952 and lasted 17 weeks, peaking at #6.
Verse:
G          C G -            C G
-           C G         Gdim Am7      D7 G          D7
Chorus:
G Gmaj7 G6 G
D7 - G Am7      D7
G Gmaj7 G6 G
D7 - G D7
G Gmaj7 G6 G
D7 - G Am7      D7
G Gmaj7 G6 G
D7 - G G7
C -              Cm G D7
- - G D7
C -              Cm G -
A7 - D         Ddim D7
G Gmaj7 G6 G
D7 - G Am7      D7
G Gmaj7 G6 G
D7 - G - (end)
6-beat intro.  Play 3-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in 3/4 waltz time.
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Verse:
Walk - in' up and down, pound - in' the ce- ment,
Far a - way from home and I'm bust - ed and bent.
 
Chorus:
There's a pawn - shop on a cor - ner in Pitts- burgh, Penn- syl- van- ia
And I walk up and down 'neath the clock;
By the pawn - shop on a cor - ner in Pitts- burgh, Penn- syl- van- ia
But I ain't got a thing left to hock.
 
She was peach- es, she was hon- ey and cost me all my mon- ey
Cause a whirl 'round the town was her dream.
Took her danc- in', took her din-in' till her blue eyes were shin- in'
With the sights that they nev- er had seen.
 
If you should run in- to a gold- en haired an- gel
And ask her to- night for a date,
She'll tell you some- where there's a rich mil- lion- aire,
Who is call- ing a- gain a-bout eight.
 
There's a pawn - shop on a cor - ner in Pitts- burgh, Penn- syl- van- ia
And I've just got to get five or ten.
From the pawn - shop on a cor - ner in Pitts- burgh, Penn- syl- van- ia,
Got- ta be with my an- gel a- gain.
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Arranged by Jim Bottorff
 
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