Standard guitar tuning:EADGBENo capo
BaGThey put a parking lot on a piece of Dland DWhere the supermarket used to stGand. BeGfore that they put up a bowlDing alley DOn the site that used to be the locGal pally. CThat's where the big bands usGed to come and play. DMy sister went there on a GSaturday.
ComAll her boyfriends Gused to come and call. Why not come Ddancing? it's oCnly nGatural Another Saturday, another date. She would be ready but she's always make them wait. In the hallway, in anticipation, He didn't know the night would end up in frustration. He'd end up blowing all his wages for the week All for a cuddle and a peck on the cheek.
ChorusComThat's how they did it when I was just a kid, And when they said come dancing, My sister always did. EmMy sister should haveD come in at midCnight, EmAnd my mom would alwDays sit up and Cwait. EmIt always enDded up in a bigC row EmWhen my sister useDd to get home lCate. This part is like the into: (Gspoken) Out of my window I Dcan see them in the moonlight, DTwo silhouettes saying goodnight by the garden gate. (Mom yelGls at them...) EmThe day they Dknocked down the Cpally EmMy sisterD stood and Ccried. EmThe day they Dknocked down thCe pally EmPart of my Dchildhood died,C just died.
Em D C D Em D C D Em D C D Em D C Drepeat intro: G D D G Now I'm grown up and playing in a band, And there's a car park where the pally used to stand. My sister's married and she lives on an estate. Her daughters go out, now it's her turn to wait. She knows they get away with things she never could, But if I asked her I wonder if she would,
ChorusComCome on sister, have yourself a ball. Don't be afraid to come dancing, It's only natural. The last chorus leads to a key change....
ComCJust like the pally oGn a Saturday. And all her friends will come Ddancing Where the biCg bands used to Emplay. Hold the Em for two measures, then modulate to the key of Eb. This is the same riff as before, played in Eb. Perhaps someone out there can write the notes for the finale... repeat 4 times: E♭ B♭ B♭ E♭ Chris