• Song:


  • Artist:

    Harry Nilsson

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Intro:  C#  Ab  Bb7

        Eb7            Ab          C#7          Bb
Well in nineteen-forty one a happy father had a son
       Eb7            Ab              C#7                 Bb
And by nineteen-forty four the father walks right out the door
       Eb7   Ab               C#7             Bb
And in forty five the mom and son were still alive
    B7                                         Bb7
But who could tell in forty six if the two were to survive

         Eb7                Ab               C#7             Bb
Well the years were passing quickly, but not fast enough for him
      Eb7                     Ab                  C#7             Bb
So he closed his eyes through fifty five, then he opened them up again
        Eb7              Ab                  C#7               Bb
Then he looked around he saw a clown and the clown seemed very gay
       B7                                   Bb7
And he set that night to join that circus clown and run away

Well he followed every railroad track and every highway sign
And he had a girl in each new town and the towns he left behind
And the open road was the only road he knew
But the color of his dreams was slowly turning into blue

Then he met a girl, the kind of girl he wanted all his life
She was soft and kind and good to him, so he took her for a wife
And they got a house not far from town and in a little while
The girl had seen the doctor and she came home with a smile

Now in nineteen-sixty one a happy father had a son
And by nineteen-sixty four the father walked right out the door
And in sixty five the mom and son were still around
But what will happen to the boy when the circus comes to town

by: José Duarte
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