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The Boston Burglar chords

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James Keelaghan - The Boston Burglar




INTRO: G  C  G  D  G    C  D  G  Em  C  D  G  C  G

               C         G       D
I was born and raised in Boston
  G
A place you all know well
        C     D      G
Brought up by honest parents
             C        D
The truth to you I'll tell
        G     C      G       D
Brought up by honest parents
    G
And raised most tenderly
     C   D      G        Em
'Til I became a sporting lad
       C      D      G      C  G  D
At the age of twenty-three


   G     C       G      D
My character was taken 
    G
And I was sent to gaol 
   C            D        G
My friends they came and tried in vain 
          C      D
To get me out on bail 
    G    C        G       D
The jury found me guilty 
        G
And the clerk he wrote it down 
    C        D          G        
The Judge he passed the sentence
Em    C         D      G     C  G  D
I was bound for Charlestown 


      G      C       G      D
I can see my darling mother
G
Standing at the bar 
C        D       G
Likewise my dear father 
        C       D
Tearing out his hair 
G       C       G        D
Tearing out his grey old locks 
       G
As the tears came trickling down 
    C       D        G        Em
"My son, my son what have you done 
      C       D      G      C  G  D
To be sent to Charlestown?" 


      G        C     G         D
They placed me on an eastbound train 
G
One cold December day 
    C     D       G
And every station we passed through 
          C               D
You could hear the people say 
 G              C      G       D
"There goes the Boston Burglar 
   G
In cold chains he is bound 
    C         D   G     
For one crime or another 
Em    C       D      G      C  G  D
He is sent to Charlestown" 


INSTRUMENTAL: G  C  G  D  G    C  D  G  Em  C  G  D  C  G
              G  C  G  D  G    C  D  G  Em  C  D  G  C  G  D

 G            C         G      
All you who'd have your freedom

Take warning if you can
    C        D        G
And don't go midnight rambling
                    C       D
Or you'll break the laws of man
    G      C         G      D
And if you do you'll surely rue
    G
And wind up just like me
C         D     G      Em
Serving up full twenty years 
       C   D     C   G  
In the penitentiary____

            
            
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