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                              Taxi-Harry Chapin
A guy kept requesting this song and i couldn't find a simple chord chart on here 
so here one is, it is only a rough guide but it should get you through a performance.

(D to Am7 vamp throughout most of verse, listen to the song for the picking)
D-Am7
It was raining hard in Frisco, I needed one more fair to make my night, 
                                          C       Bb        D 
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down and she got in at the light, 
D-Am7
Where are you going my lady blue, its a shame you ruined you gown in the rain, 
                                         C       Bb       D
She just looked out the window, she said sixteen parkside lane, 
D-Am7
Something about her was familiar, I could swear I seen that face before, 
                                            C         Bb       D 
But she said Im sure your mistaken, and she didnt say anything more, 
D-Am7
It took a while but she looked in the mirror and she glanced at the license 
                                                            C         Bb
for my name, A smile seemed to come to her slowly, it was a sad smile just 
    D
the same, 
    G                    D        C    G           D 
And she said how are you Harry, I said How are you Sue, 
            G        Em        D          Bm       C        Bb       D
Through the too many miles and two little smiles I still--- remember you 
D-Am7
It was somewhere in a fairy tale, I used to drive her home in my car, 
                                                  C        Bb            
We learned about love in the back of a Dodge, the lessons hadn’t gone to    
D
far, 
        G                   Em           D                    Bm
You see she was gonna be an actress, and I was gonna learn to fly 
G                        Bm          C      Bb              D
She took off to find the footlights, I took off to find the sky 
                               
                             Bridge

C                          Bm                   E 
Ive got something inside me, to make a princess blind, 
C         Em       Am  Em C          Em Am  D              Em 
There's a wild man wizard hes hiding in me, illuminatin my mind, 
C                           Bm                  E 
Ive got something inside me, not what my life's about 
C         Em   Am      Em C       Em   Am F
Cause Ive been letting my outside tide me over till my time runs out 

Weird high singing interlude, I just play some jazzy 7 chords. If anyone has the 
chords or lyrics for this section please post or send them to me.

D-Am7
There was not much more for us to talk about, whatever we once had was gone,  
                                               C            Bb
So I turned my cab into the driveway, past the gate and the fine trimmed 
D
lawn, 
D-Am7
And she said we must get together, but I knew It'd never be arranged 
                                                           C      Bb        
So she hand me twenty dollar for a two fifty fare and said Harry, Keep the
D
change 

D-Am7  (same chords and timing but full strum not picked)
Well another man might have been angry, and another man might have been 
                                                     C           Bb
hurt, but another man never would have let her go, I stashed the bill in my 
D
shirt, 
       
    G                  Em           D                     Bm
And she walked away in silence, its strange how you never know, 
    G                          D     Bm          G                D      
But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for, such a long, long, time ago, 
D-Am7 (Strummed)
You see she was gonna be an actress, and I was gonna learn to fly, 
                                     C      Bb              D     
She took off to find the footlights, I took off to find the sky 
           G            D      C          G        D 
And here's she's acting happy, inside her handsome home, 
    G    D         Bm           C        Bb     D-Am7 
and me I fly in my taxi, taking tips and gettin stoned 
G                 A             D-Am7 
I go fly---ing so high, when Im stoned
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Pennyworth59 wrote on March 13 2013, 03:26 pm

Here is the words and chords to the bridge section, including the weird high singing.

Bridge
C C

C Bm Esus4 E
Oh, I've got something inside me, to drive a princess blind,
Am Am/G Am/F# Am/G Am Am/G Am/F# D Em
There's a wild man wiz - ard he's hiding in me, illuminatin' my mind,
C Bm Esus4 E
I've got something inside me, not what my life's about
Am Am/G Am/F# Am/G Am Am/G Am/F# F Eb
Cause I've been let - ting my outside tide me over till my time runs out

Bb Eb Bb Eb

F Em Gm C7
Baby's so high that she's skyin', yes she's flyin' afarid to fall,
F Em Gm D-Am7
I'll tell you why baby's cryin', cause she's dyin', aren't we all?

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Sweetbilly wrote on August 14 2013, 06:53 am

Really good job...

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