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From: juggler@brown.edu (Danger Mouse)
Subject: harry_chapin/usafame.crd

What Made America Famous
Harry Chapin

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G (320003@1)                               C (x32010@1)   C/BIt (x2555x@1)was the town that made America famous
    Am (x02210@1)                   D (xx0232@1)              G (320003@1)                             The churches full and the kids 
gone to hell
GSix (320003@1)traffic lights, and seven cops
    C (x32010@1)                      C (x32010@1)C/BAnd (x2555x@1)all the streets kept clean
Am (x02210@1)                     D (xx0232@1)                C (x32010@1)            GThe (320003@1)supermarket and the drug store and the bars all doin' well

G (320003@1)                                       C (x32010@1)    C/BNow (x2555x@1)they were the folks that made America famous
    Am (x02210@1)            C (x32010@1)                D (xx0232@1)                GOur (320003@1)local fire department stocked with short-haired volunteers
GAnd (320003@1)on Saturday night, while America boozes
    C (x32010@1)                          C (x32010@1)    C/BThe (x2555x@1)fire department showed dirty movies
    Am (x02210@1)                   C/B (x2555x@1)  Am (x02210@1) C/G (3x555x@1)                    Am (x02210@1)       C/GThe (3x555x@1)lawyer and the grocer seein' their dreams come to life on the movie screen
F (133211@1)                             D (xx0232@1)                  CWhile (x32010@1)the plumber hopes that he won't be seen, as he tries to hide his fears
                      GAnd (320003@1)he wipes away his tears

    Bb (x1333x@1)                ABut (x02220@1)somethin's burinin' somewhere
     B (x2444x@1)     GDOES (320003@1)ANYBODY CARE?

G (320003@1)                                C (x32010@1)    C/BWe (x2555x@1)were the kids that made America famous
    Am (x02210@1)                                   D (xx0232@1)        GThe (320003@1)kind of kids that long since drove our parents to despair
GWe (320003@1)were lazy long-hairs droppin' out
C (x32010@1)                         C (x32010@1) C/BLost, (x2555x@1)confused, and coppin' out
Am (x02210@1)                  DConvinced (xx0232@1)our futures were in doubt
C (x32010@1)               GAnd (320003@1)tryin' not to care

G (320003@1)                                     C (x32010@1)    C/BWe (x2555x@1)lived in the house that made America famous
         Am (x02210@1)               C (x32010@1)              D (xx0232@1)             GIt (320003@1)was a run-down slum, the shame of all the decent folks in town
GWe're (320003@1)hippies and some welfare cases
C (x32010@1)                 C (x32010@1)         C/BCrowded (x2555x@1)families of cold, black faces
Am (x02210@1)                         C/B (x2555x@1)  AmCramped (x02210@1)inside some cracked old boards
C/G (3x555x@1)                    Am (x02210@1)   C/GThe (3x555x@1)best that we all could afford
F (133211@1)                        D (xx0232@1)                   CBut (x32010@1)still too fine for the rich landlord to ever tear it down
GAnd (320003@1)we could hear the sound

   Bb (x1333x@1)              AOf (x02220@1)somethin' burnin' somewhere
    B (x2444x@1)     GIS (320003@1)ANYBODY THERE?

G (320003@1)                                     C (x32010@1)    C/BWe (x2555x@1)all lived the life that made America famous
    Am (x02210@1)                              D (xx0232@1)           GOur (320003@1)cops would make a point to shadow us around our town
G (320003@1)                                        C (x32010@1)                  C (x32010@1)  C/BAnd (x2555x@1)we love children put a swastika on the bright red firehouse door
Am (x02210@1)         D (xx0232@1)           C (x32010@1)          GAmerica, (320003@1)the beautiful, it makes a body proud

G (320003@1)                                       C (x32010@1)    C/BAnd (x2555x@1)then came the night that made America famous
       Am (x02210@1)            C (x32010@1)            D (xx0232@1)       GWas (320003@1)it carelessness or someone's sick idea of a joke?
       G (320003@1)                                 C (x32010@1)              C (x32010@1)   C/BIn (x2555x@1)the tinder-box trap we hippies lived in someone struck a spark
   Am (x02210@1)                       C/B (x2555x@1) AmAt (x02210@1)first I thought that I was dreamin'
C/G (3x555x@1)                       Am (x02210@1)  C/GThen (3x555x@1)I saw the first flames gleamin'
F (133211@1)                    DAnd (xx0232@1)heard the sound of children screamin'
C (x32010@1)                GComin' (320003@1)through the smoke

    Bb (x1333x@1)               AAnd (x02220@1)somethin's burnin' somewhere
     B (x2444x@1)     GDOES (320003@1)ANYBODY CARE?

G (320003@1)                                   C (x32010@1)    C/BOh, (x2555x@1)it was the fire that made America famous
    Am (x02210@1)                                   D (xx0232@1)                 GThe (320003@1)sirens wailed and the firemen stumbled sleepin' from their homes
GAnd (320003@1)when the plumber yelled, "C'mon, let's go!"
C (x32010@1)                                   C (x32010@1)   C/BThey (x2555x@1)saw what was burnin' and said, "Take it slow"
Am"Let (x02210@1)'em sweat a little"
D"They'll (xx0232@1)never know"
C"And (x32010@1)besides, we just cleaned the chrome"
N.C.                              GSaid (320003@1)the plumber, "Then I'm goin' alone"

GWell (320003@1)he rolled on up in the fire truck
AmAnd (x02210@1)raised the ladder to the ledge
      C (x32010@1)                  C/B (x2555x@1)               Am (x02210@1)                      DWhile (xx0232@1)me and my girl and a couple of kids were clinging like bats to the edge
GWe (320003@1)staggered to salvation
C (x32010@1)                   C (x32010@1)C/BCollapsed (x2555x@1)on the street
    Am (x02210@1)                   DAnd (xx0232@1)I never thought that a fat man's face
      C (x32010@1)          GWould (320003@1)ever look so sweet

G (320003@1)                                             C (x32010@1)    C/BI (x2555x@1)shook his hand in the scene that made America famous
       Am (x02210@1)                       D (xx0232@1)          GAnd (320003@1)he smiled from the heart that made America great
             G (320003@1)                                             C (x32010@1)              C (x32010@1)  C/BWe (x2555x@1)spent the rest of that night in the home of this man that we'd never known before
     Am (x02210@1)            D (xx0232@1)                  C (x32010@1)             GIt's (320003@1)funny; when you get that close, it's kind of hard to hate

G (320003@1)                                             C (x32010@1)   C/BI (x2555x@1)went to sleep with the hope that made America famous
          Am (x02210@1)                 C (x32010@1)                 D (xx0232@1)                GI (320003@1)had the kind of a dream that maybe they're still trying to teach in school
G (320003@1)                               C (x32010@1)    C/BO' (x2555x@1) the America that made America famous
Am (x02210@1)                             C/B (x2555x@1)  AmAnd (x02210@1)of the people who just might understand
C/G (3x555x@1)              Am (x02210@1)   C/GThat (3x555x@1)how together, yes we can
FCreate (133211@1)a country better than
DThe (xx0232@1)one we have made of this land
FWe (133211@1)have the choice
FTo (133211@1)make each man
DWho (xx0232@1)dares to dream
DReachin' (xx0232@1)out his hand
C (x32010@1)                                         GA (320003@1)prophet or just a crazy damn dreamer or a fraud
       C (x32010@1)   GYes, (320003@1)a crazy fraud

    Bb (x1333x@1)               Aand (x02220@1)somethin's burnin' somewhere
B (x2444x@1)          GDOES (320003@1)ANYBODY CARE?
           GIS (320003@1)ANYBODY THERE?
           GIS (320003@1)ANYBODY THERE?????
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