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The MTA chords
The Kingston Trio

C (x32010@1)                         FLet (133211@1)me tell you of a story 'bout a man named Charlie
     C (x32010@1)                G7On (320001@1)a tragic and fateful day.
       C (x32010@1)                                 FHe (133211@1)put ten cents in his pocket, kissed his wife and family,
        C (x32010@1)         G7 (320001@1)CWent (x32010@1)to ride on the M T A.

C (x32010@1)                    FBut (133211@1)will he ever return?  No he'll never return,
        C (x32010@1)             G7And (320001@1)his fate is still unlearned.
       C (x32010@1)                     FHe (133211@1)may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston,
         C (x32010@1)     G7 (320001@1)    CHe's (x32010@1)the man who never returned.

C (x32010@1)                       FCharlie (133211@1)handed in his dime at the Scully Square Station,
       C (x32010@1)                 G7And (320001@1)he changed for Jamaica Plain.
        C (x32010@1)                                FWhen (133211@1)he got there the conductor told him, "One more nickel!"
        C (x32010@1)          G7 (320001@1)        CCharlie (x32010@1)couldn't get off of that train.

C (x32010@1)                    FNow (133211@1)all night long Charlie rides through the stations,
         C (x32010@1)                 G7Crying, (320001@1)"What will become of me?
    C (x32010@1)                    FHow (133211@1)can I afford to see my sister in Chelsey,
      C (x32010@1)        G7 (320001@1) COr (x32010@1)my brother in Roxbury?"

C (x32010@1)                   FCharlie's (133211@1)wife goes down to the Scully Square Station,
      C (x32010@1)                   G7Every (320001@1)day at a quarter past two.
    C (x32010@1)                               FAnd (133211@1)through the open window she hands Charlie his sandwich
       C (x32010@1)        G7 (320001@1)     CAs (x32010@1)the train goes rumbling through.

C (x32010@1)                           FNow (133211@1)you citizens of Boston, don't you think it's a scandal,
        C (x32010@1)                    G7How (320001@1)the people have to pay and pay?
          C (x32010@1)                     FFight (133211@1)the fare increase, vote for George O'Brien,
         C (x32010@1)             G7 (320001@1)CGet (x32010@1)poor Charlie off the M T A!



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