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Balboa Park ukulele

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Balboa Park - Bruce Springsteen  

(Capo 3rd fred)
 F         C         F       C         G             F      C
d--------0-------0-|-------0-----0---|---------0---|--------------|
b------------------|---------------0-|-------0-----|------1-------|
g------0-------0---|-----0-----------|-----2-----2-|----0-------0-|
D----2-------0-----|---2-------0-----|---0---------|--2-------0---|
A------------------|-----------------|-------------|--------------|
E--3-------3-------|-3-------3-------|-2-----------|-0------0-----|

           F               C          F   C
He lay his blanket underneath the freeway 
        F         C        F
as the evening sky grew dark 
                    C                 F  C
took a sniff of toncho from his coke can
             G              F
and headed through Balboa Park 
                  C     F  C
where the men in Mercedes 
       F          C    F
come nightly to employ 
                 C        F   C
in the cool San Diego evening 
        G                    F | F C | F C | G | F C 
the services of the border boys 

    F                C       F
He grew up near the zona norte 
 C                     F            C           F
with the hustlers and smugglers he hung out with 
                      C         F     C
he swallowed their balloons of cocaine 
              G                    F
brought 'em cross the 12th street strip 
           C    F    C
sleeping in a shelter 
F             C         F
if the night got too cold 
            C      F   C
runnin' from the migra 
 G                F | F C | F C | G | F C 
of the border patrol 

          F            C          F         C
Past the Salvage yard 'cross the train tracks 
        F          C         F
and in through the storm drain 
                             C              F     C
they stretched their blankets out neath the freeway 
     G                 F
and each one took a name 
          F            C
there was x-man and cochese 
  F                C                  F
little spider his sneakers covered in river mud 
           F             C
they come north to California 
     G                            F | F C | F C | G | F 
end up with the poison in their blood 

       Am7                    C
He did what he had to do for money 
                             G           F
sometimes he sent home what he could spare 
     Am7                         F
the rest went to hi-top sneakers and toncho 
     C                G         C
and jeans like the gavatchos wear 
     F                 C            F      C
one night the border patrol swept 12th street 
       F             C               F
a big car come fast down the boulevard 
                      C          F   C
spider stood caught in it's headlights 
     G                 F
got hit and went down hard 
        F                 C           F     C
as the car sped away spider held his stomach 
               F                C        F
limped to his blanket 'neath the underpass 
                   C             F       C
lie there tasting his own blood on his tongue 
            G
closed his eyes and listened to the cars 
        F     C  | F | C
rushin by so fast 

 F  C  G  Am7
-0--0--0--0--
-1--0--3--0--
-0--0--2--0--
-2--0--0--0--
-3--2-----2--
----3-----0--

            
            
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