Brooklyn Bridge

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THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE (key of B-capo 4th)
© Bob Wright

B A B
I can see that old bridge there in the distance
A F#
Hard against the traffic and the tide
B A
while the men who laid her stones
B E
Are long reduced to bones
B F# B
I can still hear them crying in the night

(chorus)
E B
cause they’d load up the caissons with workers
A F#
and sink them in the muddy river bed
B A
and they’d leave all those men
B E
on the bottom till again
B F# B
another trolley dodger danced the Grecian Bend


over and over it happened
men were coming up and falling down
and they didn’t understand
when another healthy man
lay twisted like a shipwreck in the sand

(chorus)


say a prayer for the builders and the dreamers
say a prayer for the river and the bridge
but save your deepest thoughts
for all the lives it cost
and pray it doesn’t happen there again

(CHORUS)

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from HARBORTOWN, released January 1, 2004

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Bob Wright/ Harbortown New York, New York

He is a multi-instrumentalist, an award winning songwriter and Bob Wright songs are often mistaken for traditional songs because their immigrant roots run deep beneath the surface of America and back to the places they came from for nurturing and inspiration. They surface in a modern world, constructed with a modern sensibility and a comforting resonance with the past. ... more

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