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Dirty Water
The Standells
Written by Ed Cobb; released as a single with "Rari" as the B-side, and on 
the album "Dirty Water"

Intro:
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                                         I'm gonna tell you a story,


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                                         I'm gonna tell you about my


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  town,                         I'm  gonna tell you a big fat


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  story, baby,                       I'll tell about my


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  town.                                         Yeah,

Verse:
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  down          by     the ri  -  ver,


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             down   by     the banks of the Ri- ver    Charles,


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                    oh,           that's what's happening, baby.


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  That's        where  you find      me,


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             a- long   with   lo- vers,     muggers and thieves,


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                       ah,    they're cool people.


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                                                Well, I


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  love   that   dir -  ty  wa-    ter,


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         oh,                  Bos -  ton,   you're my  home,


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                                            ah,    you're the


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  number one place.

Verse:
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  Frust    -    ra  -  ted wo  -  men,          I mean your


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  frustrated,   have to be    in     by     twelve o' clock,


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                                  ah, that's a shame.


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                                                But I'm a-


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  wi  -  shin'  and    a - ho  -  pin',         oh,


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             ah, that  just   once   those  doors  weren't


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  locked,       I'd like to save time for my baby to walk around.


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                                                But I


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  love   that   dir -  ty  wa-    ter,


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         oh,                  Bos -  ton,   you're my  home,


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                                                oh,    yeah.


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Verse (half-solo):
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                                           'Cause I


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  love   that   dir -  ty  wa-    ter,


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  oh,           oh,           Bos -  ton,   you're my  home,


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                                            oh,        yeah.


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                                                Well, I

Outro:
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  love   that   dir -  ty  wa  -  ter,                 I
                                  I  love it, baby,

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  love   that   dir -  ty  wa  -  ter,                 I
                           I      love   Bos -  ton,
repeat and fade out...

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