Pearl's A Singer chords & lyrics

by Elkie Brooks

  • Pearl's A Singer was written by Ralph Dino, John Sembello, Jerry Leiber, and Mike Stoller.
  • Elkie Brooks recorded the song in 1977 and released it February 25, 1977.
  • The song is featured on her top selling album, Pearls
  • Music: Key of C Major in 4/4 time at ~ 60 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: C, F, G, G7, G11, Am, D, D7, Dm7, E

Pearl's A Singer by Elkie Brooks

Intro: 4/4    

             C
1. Pearls a sing-er
                                       F
   She stands up when she plays the pi-a-no
       |  C    -    G11  |  C  |
   In a night-club
             C
   Pearls a sing-er
                                         F
   She sings songs for the lost and the lone-ly
              G
   Her job is en-ter-tain-ing folks
    Dm7       F
   Sing-ing songs and tell-ing jokes
       |  C    -    F  |  C  |
   In a night-club

             C
2. Pearls a sing-er
                                     F
   And they say that she once was a win-ner
      |  C    -    G11  |  C  |
   In a con-test
             C
   Pearls a sing-er
                                    F
   And they say that she once cut a re-cord
                   G
   They played it for a week or so
   Dm7    F
   On the lo-cal ra-di-o
           |  C    -    F  |  C  |
   It nev-er made it

       G            F         |   C     | / / / G  |
Bridge: She want-ed to be Bet-ty Gra-ble
      Am             D                G11     G  | G11 / / F  |
        But now she sits there at the beer stained ta-ble
       E                          | Am   /  /  G  | F  |
        Dream-ing of the things she ne-ver got to  do
                    D7      | G11 /  /  G7  | C  /  F  /  |  C  |
        All those dreams that ne - ver came  true
        
             C
3. Pearls a sing-er
                                       F
   She stands up when she plays the pi-a-no
       |  C    -    G11  |  C  |
   In a night-club
             C
   Pearls a sing-er
                                         F
   She sings songs for the lost and the lone-ly
              G
   Her job is en-ter-tain-ing folks
    Dm7       F
   Sing-ing songs and tell-ing jokes
       |  C       |     C    |
   In a night-club      Hold
                                 
             C
4. Pearls a sing-er
                                       F
   She stands up when she plays the pi-a-no
       |  C    -    G11  |  C  |
   In a night-club
             C
   Pearls a sing-er
                                         F
   She sings songs for the lost and the lone-ly
              G
   Her job is en-ter-tain-ing folks
    Dm7       F
   Sing-ing songs and tell-ing jokes...
       |  C       |    F    |    C    |
   In a night-club...            Hold  

C Major
Red Numbers 1, 2, 3, 4: Fingers/Notes
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string
1's in the same column: Barre 1st finger over marked strings

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
           C                  F                  G                 G7                 G11
    e|---|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|-3-|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|-1-|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|---|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|
    G|---|---|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|     G|---|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|-3-|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|
    A|---|---|-3-|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-1-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|     A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|-2-|     E|---|---|-3-|     E|---|---|-3-|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

          Am                  D                 D7                 Dm7                 E
    e|---|---|---|     e|---|-2-|---|     e|---|-3-|---|     e|-1-|---|---|     e|---|---|---|
    B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|-3-|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|-1-|---|---|     B|---|---|---|
    G|---|-3-|---|     G|---|-1-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|---|-2-|---|     G|-1-|---|---|
    D|---|-2-|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|---|---|     D|---|-3-|---|
    A|---|---|---|     A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|---|---|x    A|---|-2-|---|
    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|x    E|---|---|---|
Frets  1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3          1   2   3 

Left-Handed Chord Tabs 
          C                  F                  G                 G7                 G11
    |---|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |-3-|---|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|-1-|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B
    |---|---|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G     |---|---|---|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |-3-|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D
    |-3-|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-1-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |-2-|---|---|E     |-3-|---|---|E    x|-3-|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
      
         Am                  D                 D7                 Dm7                 E
    |---|---|---|e     |---|-2-|---|e     |---|-3-|---|e     |---|---|-1-|e     |---|---|---|e
    |---|---|-1-|B     |-3-|---|---|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|-1-|B     |---|---|---|B
    |---|-3-|---|G     |---|-1-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|-2-|---|G     |---|---|-1-|G
    |---|-2-|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|---|---|D     |---|-3-|---|D
    |---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A    x|---|---|---|A     |---|-2-|---|A
   x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E    x|---|---|---|E     |---|---|---|E
      3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1          3   2   1  Frets
Elkie Brooks
  • Elkie Brooks was born Elaine Bookbinder on February 25, 1945 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England. Her music styles include pop, rock, blues and jazz and her instruments - vocals, piano and keyboards. Well known for her powerful husky voice, she has been performing since 1960 and has had associations with Vinegar Joe, Robert Palmer, Humphrey Lyttelton, Dada, Wet Willie, Cat Stevens, and Chris Farlowe.
  • Elkie Brooks
  • Pearl's A Singer Sheet Musicicon at Musicnotes.com - Piano/Vocal/Guitar - Playback, Transposable - 3 Pages - C Major
  • Official Website: elkiebrooks.com
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