what made america famous Harry Chapin
Subject: harry_chapin/usafame.crd What Made America Famous ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Harry Chapin E A D G B e - - - - - - G 3 2 0 0 0 3 C 3 2 0 1 0 C/B 2 2 0 1 0 Am 0 2 2 1 0 D 0 2 3 2 C/G 3 3 2 0 1 0 F 1 3 3 2 1 1 Bb 1 3 3 3 1 A 0 2 2 2 0 B 2 4 4 4 2 N.C. G C C/B It was the town that made America famous Am D G The churches full and the kids all gone to hell G Six traffic lights, and seven cops C C C/B And all the streets kept clean Am D C G The supermarket and the drug store and the bars all doin' well G C C/B Now they were the folks that made America famous Am C D G Our local fire department stocked with short-haired volunteers G And on Saturday night, while America boozes C C C/B The fire department showed dirty movies Am C/B Am C/G Am C/G The lawyer and the grocer seein' their dreams come to life on the movie screen F D C While the plumber hopes that he won't be seen, as he tries to hide his fears G And he wipes away his tears Bb A But somethin's burinin' somewhere B G DOES ANYBODY CARE? G C C/B We were the kids that made America famous Am D G The kind of kids that long since drove our parents to despair G We were lazy long-hairs droppin' out C C C/B Lost, confused, and coppin' out Am D Convinced our futures were in doubt C G And tryin' not to care G C C/B We lived in the house that made America famous Am C D G It was a run-down slum, the shame of all the decent folks in town G We're hippies and some welfare cases C C C/B Crowded families of cold, black faces Am C/B Am Cramped inside some cracked old boards C/G Am C/G The best that we all could afford F D C But still too fine for the rich landlord to ever tear it down G And we could hear the sound Bb A Of somethin' burnin' somewhere B G IS ANYBODY THERE? G C C/B We all lived the life that made America famous Am D G Our cops would make a point to shadow us around our town G C C C/B And we love children put a swastika on the bright red firehouse door Am D C G America, the beautiful, it makes a body proud G C C/B And then came the night that made America famous Am C D G Was it carelessness or someone's sick idea of a joke? G C C C/B In the tinder-box trap we hippies lived in someone struck a spark Am C/B Am At first I thought that I was dreamin' C/G Am C/G Then I saw the first flames gleamin' F D And heard the sound of children screamin' C G Comin' through the smoke Bb A And somethin's burnin' somewhere B G DOES ANYBODY CARE? G C C/B Oh, it was the fire that made America famous Am D G The sirens wailed and the firemen stumbled sleepin' from their homes G And when the plumber yelled, "C'mon, let's go!" C C C/B They saw what was burnin' and said, "Take it slow" Am "Let 'em sweat a little" D "They'll never know" C "And besides, we just cleaned the chrome" N.C. G Said the plumber, "Then I'm goin' alone" G Well he rolled on up in the fire truck Am And raised the ladder to the ledge C C/B Am D While me and my girl and a couple of kids were clinging like bats to the edge G We staggered to salvation C C C/B Collapsed on the street Am D And I never thought that a fat man's face C G Would ever look so sweet G C C/B I shook his hand in the scene that made America famous Am D G And he smiled from the heart that made America great G C C C/B We spent the rest of that night in the home of this man that we'd never known before Am D C G It's funny; when you get that close, it's kind of hard to hate G C C/B I went to sleep with the hope that made America famous Am C D G I had the kind of a dream that maybe they're still trying to teach in school G C C/B O' the America that made America famous Am C/B Am And of the people who just might understand C/G Am C/G That how together, yes we can F Create a country better than D The one we have made of this land F We have the choice F To make each man D Who dares to dream D Reachin' out his hand C G A prophet or just a crazy damn dreamer or a fraud C G Yes, a crazy fraud Bb A and somethin's burnin' somewhere B G DOES ANYBODY CARE? G IS ANYBODY THERE? G IS ANYBODY THERE????? --=====================_799366769==_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX XX I vvv XX ...sent with love from: XX XX juggle, |. .| XX juggler@Brown.edu XX XX therefore ( v ) XX (401)863-5276 XX XX I am. \-/ XX (201)927-XXXX XX XX __o__ XX XX XX I / o \ XX "mashed potatoes can be XX XX juggle | ^o || XX your friend" XX XX here three, -W // XX -"Weird Al" Yankovic XX XX I am. |___W_| XX XX XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX --=====================_799366769==_--
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