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The M T A Song ukulele

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#-------------------------------PLEASE NOTE-------------------------------------#
# This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
# song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------#
The MTA chords
The Kingston Trio

       C                           F
Let me tell you of a story 'bout a man named Charlie
     C                  G7
On a tragic and fateful day.
       C                                   F
He put ten cents in his pocket, kissed his wife and family,
        C           G7  C
Went to ride on the M T A.

            C                      F
But will he ever return?  No he'll never return,
        C               G7
And his fate is still unlearned.
       C                       F
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston,
         C       G7      C
He's the man who never returned.

        C                         F
Charlie handed in his dime at the Scully Square Station,
       C                   G7
And he changed for Jamaica Plain.
        C                                  F
When he got there the conductor told him, "One more nickel!"
        C            G7          C
Charlie couldn't get off of that train.

    C                      F
Now all night long Charlie rides through the stations,
         C                   G7
Crying, "What will become of me?
    C                      F
How can I afford to see my sister in Chelsey,
      C          G7   C
Or my brother in Roxbury?"

          C                     F
Charlie's wife goes down to the Scully Square Station,
      C                     G7
Every day at a quarter past two.
    C                                 F
And through the open window she hands Charlie his sandwich
       C          G7       C
As the train goes rumbling through.

        C                             F
Now you citizens of Boston, don't you think it's a scandal,
        C                      G7
How the people have to pay and pay?
          C                       F
Fight the fare increase, vote for George O'Brien,
         C               G7  C
Get poor Charlie off the M T A!

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