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Raised on Robbery  Joni Mitchell

by robin young (
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he was sittin? in the lounge of the empire hotel
he was drinkin? for diversion, he was thinkin? for himself
a little money ridin? on the maple leafs
along comes this lady in sleeves
she says
[F]let me sit down, you know,
drinkin? alone?s a sh[C]ame,
it?s a shame, it?s a cryin? shame
[G]look at those jokers glued[F] to that damn hockey [C]game
[F]hey, honey, you got lots of cash,
bring us ?round a bottle and we?ll have some laughs
[Bb]gin?s what i?m drinkin?; i was [G]raised on robbe[C]ry
she says,
i?m a [F]pretty good cook, sittin? on my groceries[C]
come up[G] to my kitchen, i?ll show[F] you my best reci[C]pes
i [F]try and i try, but i can?t save a cent
i?m up after midnight cookin? tryin? to make my rent
i?m [Bb]rough but I?m pleasin?; i was [G]raised on robbe[C]ry
we [F]had a little money once,
they were pushin? through a four lane hig[C]hway
government gave us [G]three thousand dollars,
you [F]shoulda seen it fly away[C]
first he bought a [F]fifty-seven Biscayne, he put it in the ditch
he drunk up all the rest, that son of a bitch
his [Bb]blood?s bad whiskey; i was [G]raised on robbe[C]ry
you know you [F]ain?t bad lookin?,
i like the way you hold your [C]drinks
come [G]home with me honey,
i ain?t [F]askin? for no full-length mink[C]
[F] hey, where you goin??
don?t go yet, your glass ain?t empty and we just met
you?re [Bb]mean when you?re loaded;
i was [G]raised on robbe[C]ry

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