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Charlie And The MTA
Silver Sounds 206
 
    
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Charlie And The MTA
 
ID: 1366
   Instrumental  

LabelSilver Sounds
WEB SITE www.silversoundsmusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Silver Sounds recordings
Number206
TypeSinging Call
Copies1
Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm132
Duration3:41
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)
Jack O'Leary (picture)     recordings by Jack O'Leary
Bruce McCue     recordings by Bruce McCue

Jack O'Leary

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Cue Sheet

OPENER - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Well, let me tell you of the story
Of a man named Charlie
On that tragic and fateful day
He put 10 cents in his pocket
Kissed his wife and family
Went to ride on the M.T.A.

4 ladies promenade
Never returned no he never returned
Swing your lady there and promenade
He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (sides) promenade 1/2 way around now
Walk in & square thru 4, 4 hands around
Do the right & left thru, veer left
Couples circulate, 1/2 tag
Scoot back, scoot back again
Swing the corner lady, promenade
He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Charlie's wife goes down to the scully square station
Every day at quarter past 2
And thru the open window she hands Charlie
A sandwich as the train goes rumbling thru

4 ladies promenade
Never returned no he never returned
Swing your lady there and promenade
He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


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He's the man who never returned
 
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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M.T.A. Lyrics ID: 1379

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).
 

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