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Born in Puerto Rico  Paul Simon

I was born in Pu[Dm]ertoRico,
[Gm]we came here when I was a child,
b[A]efore I reached the age of 16 [Dm]
I was runn[Bb]in' with the gang and[A] we were wild [Dm]
[Dm]He keeps looking but he don´t recognize me,
[Gm]some guy from Lexington or Park
[A] [Dm] 
Red beans and rice from kitchen window,
[A]it's supper time and the Barrio is dark [Dm]
[Bb]No one knows[F] you like I do,
[C]nob[Bb]ody can know your h[F]eart the way I do [C]
[Bb]No one can testify[F] to all that [C]you´ve been through[A], but I will [Dm]
[Dm]I was born in Puerto Rico, and my blood is Taino,
[Gm]Spanish Carribean my soul
[A]We came here wearing summer clothe[Dm]s in winter,
[A]hearts of sunshine in the cold [Dm]
[Bb]Your family rented[F] this apartment[C], [F] [C]
[Bb]you'd watch the streetlamp[C]s from your perch [Bb] [C] [F]
In the sacramental hour your [F]stepfather in b[C]lack
preached the fire of[A] the Pentecostal church [Dm]
[Bb]No one knows[F] you like I do,[C]
[Bb]nobody can know yo[F]ur heart the way I do [C]
[Bb]No one can testify [F]to all that [C]you've
[A]been through but this will [Dm]
[Dm]I was born in Puerto Rico,
c[Gm]ame here when I was a child
[A]Small change and sunlight,
and I left these streets for[Dm] good,
[A]my days as short as they were wild [Dm]
[Dm]I'm Carlos Apache, Angel Soto,
[Gm]Frenchy Cordero, Babu Charlie Cruz
[A] [Dm] 
Your features blurred in ev'ry grainy photo,
and fading headlines [A]of the Daily News [Dm]
Wyltwyck school for crimonal children,
[Gm]Auburn, Brooklyn House of D.,
[A] Dannemora, Sing-Sing, Attica,
Greenhaven, 20 years inside, today you're free
[Bb] [F] [C] [F] [C] 
You cannot even read your story,
[Bb]the pages pil[C]ing up in shame[Bb], [C] [F]
[F]before the words released you
[C]The guard would kill the light,
[A]the night you took
[Dm]The Capeman for your name
[Bb] [F] [C]  
I was born in Puerto Rico (8x)

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