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DOWNINGS OYSTER BAR
© Bob Wright
D C A
There’s a party going on upstairs
D G D A
Acres of oysters and lakes of champagne
D C A
They don’t know we’re hiding out down here
G A D
Running from a lifetime of pain
D C A
Mr. Downing is everywhere
D G D A
Checking us over then checking again
G D A Bm
Shaking his head at the stories we share
G A D
Players in a dangerous game
(Chorus)
G D A D
Just follow the star is what we were told
G D Bm A
The sky doesn’t lie the darkness enfolds you
G D
There will be hardships
G
And dangers to share
A D
There will be people who care
G D A D
There will be people who care

It’s been days since we saw the sun
We don’t ask for pity and we don’t complain
Life ain’t easy when you’re on the run
But we’re never going back again
(Chorus)
G D
We can hear people singing
G D
We can hear glasses clinking
G D G
We can hear our hearts pounding with every footfall
G A D
Mr. Downing says don’t worry at all
G D A D
Mr. Downing says don’t worry at all

(Chorus)

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from The Oyster Aristocracy, released January 1, 2009

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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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