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, Am, D, D7, Dm7, E7

Pearl's A Singer by Elkie Brooks

Song Key is highlighted - Transpose to any other key
  
Intro: 4/4    
            C
1. Pearls a sing-er
                                       F
   She stands up when she plays the pi-a-no
          C          F      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          F     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            D7                 G              G7         F
        But now she sits there at that beer stained | ta-ble / /   |
      E7                              Am         G     F
        Dream-ing of the things she | ne-ver got to |  do  |
                  D7          F               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         F       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 |  𝄑  |
                                 
            C
4. Pearls a sing-er
                                       F
   She stands up when she plays the pi-a-no
          C         F       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 |         |  𝄑  |

Chord Charts 🗝 C Major

Numbered Circles: Fingers used to play chords   O: Optional Note
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings   R: Root Note
Unmarked strings: Play open   X: Don't play string    B: Bass Note

Right Handed Charts:

Left Handed Charts:

Elkie Brooks
Pearls album
  • Elkie Brooks was born Elaine Bookbinder on February 25, 1945 in Broughton, Salford, Lancashire, England.
  • Music Styles:L pop, rock, blues and jazz
  • Instruments - vocals, piano and keyboards.
  • Well known for her powerful husky voice
  • Active Years: Performing since 1960
  • Career Associations: Vinegar Joe, Robert Palmer, Humphrey Lyttelton, Dada, Wet Willie, Cat Stevens, and Chris Farlowe.
  • 🌍 elkiebrooks.com
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