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ESP 1119
 


ID: 13355
   Instrumental  
 
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TypeSinging Call
WEB SITE www.esprecordings.com
Label information
Grid list of ESP recordings
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Ken Bower
 
Gary Shoemake
 
Jerry Haag

Marshall Flippo
 
Dick Rueter
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
* Let me tell you a story 'bout a man named Charlie
On a tragic and fateful day
He put ten cents in his pocket
Kissed his wife and family
Went to ride on the MTA

Allemande left and weave
Oh he never returned, no he never returned
And his fate is still unlearned
He may ride forever, 'neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


ALTERNATE LYRICS

*Charlie handed in his dime at the Kendall square station
And he headed for Jamaica plane
When he got there the conductor told him one more nickel
Charlie couldn't get off of that train


*Charlie's wife goes down to the Scully Square station
Every day about a quarter past 2
And through the open window, she throws Charlie a sandwich
As the train goes rumbling through


FIGURE    Basic, corner progression

Heads promenade halfway round you travel
Down the middle and square thru to four
Four hands around and then do the right & left thru
Veer left and ferris wheel you go
Come on and square thru three go moving along
Swing the corner girl and promenade
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned

 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Well, people let me tell you of the story of a man named Charlie on a tragic and fateful day.
He put ten cents in his pocket, kissed his wife and family, went to ride on the M.T.A.

Chorus:
Well, did he ever return?
No, he never returned and his fate is still unlearned.
He may ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston.
He's the man who never returned.

Charlie handed in his dime at the Kendall Square Station and he changed for Jamaica Plain.
When he got there the conductor told him, One more nickel. Charlie couldn't get off of that train.

(Chorus)

Now, all night long Charlie rides through the station, crying, What will become of me?
How can I afford to see my sister in Chelsea or my cousin in Roxbury?

(Chorus)

Charlie's wife goes down to the Sculley Square Station every day at quarter past two,
And through the open window she hands Charlie a sandwich as the train comes rumblin' through.

(Chorus)

Now, you citizens of Boston, don't you think it's a scandal how the people have to pay and pay?
Fight the fare increase! Vote for Walter O'Brien! Get poor Charlie off the M. T. A.

(Chorus)

He's the man who never returned.
He's the man who never returned.

Lyrics by Jacqueline Steiner and Bess Lomax Hawes.
Recorded by The Kingston Trio (1959).
 

Comments

 
Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1505 Step Ahead
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1482 4 (number)
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1261 Veer (Right|Left) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
486 Ferris Wheel [Basic]
1058 Square Thru (n) [Basic]
1481 3 (number)
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1700 Corner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]

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