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Streets of Baltimore
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Streets of Baltimore lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use, it's a very pretty ballad by Bobby Bare. You can learn this country classic, it has a pretty melody with simple chords.


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Streets of Baltimore
recorded by Bobby Bare 
written by
Harlan Howard and Tompall Glaser

C                       F             C                   F

Well I sold the farm to take my woman where she longed to be
   G7                                    C
We left our kin and all our friends back there in Tennessee
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And I bought those one way tickets she had often begged me for
    G7                             C
And they took us to the streets of Baltimore
G7                                               C
Well her heart was filled with gladness when she saw those city lights
She said the prettiest place on earth was Baltimore at night
C                         F              C                  F
Well a man feels proud to give his woman what she's longing for
      G7                          C
And I kind of like the Streets of Baltimore
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Then I got myself a factory job I ran an old machine
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And I bought a little cottage in a neighborhood serene
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And every night when I'd come home with every muscle sore
      G7                             C
She'd drag me through the Streets of Baltimore
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Well I did my best to bring her back to what she used to be
     G7                                           C
Then I soon learned she loved those bright lights more than she loved me
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Now I'm a-going back on that same train that brought me here before
      G7                           C
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore
      G7                           C
While my baby walks the streets of Baltimore


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Bobby recorded all types of music, from novelties to pretty love ballads. This one will be easy for you to learn, just print Streets of Baltimore lyrics and chords, practice then enjoy singing and playing a great old country song.