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Heartland Records 8
 
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M.T.A.
 
Heartland Records 8
 


ID: 16330

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TypeSinging CallHeartland Records
WEB SITEWeb site for "Heartland Records" www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Heartland Records recordings
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Vic's Rating0 (not rated)
Bpm 
Duration 
MediaMP3
Artist(s)

Kuniko Kawashima
Kuniko Kawashima
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Cue Sheet

OPENER - CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
Let me tell you of the story of a man named Charley
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.

Allemande left and weave
Ever return? No, he never returned
Swing the lady, promenade (And his fate is still unlearned)
He may ride forever beneath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (Sides) promenade travel halfway you round now
Walk in, pass the ocean, then extend
Slide thru, right & left thru, turn 1/4 more
Girls in the middle, girls trade, girls run left
Boys cross run, corner swing, swing the girls promenade
He may ride forever beneath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


FIGURE    Mainstream, corner progression

Heads (Sides) promenade you travel halfway round now
Walk in, pass the ocean, then extend
Spin the top, boys run right, wheel & deal
Right & left thru, full turn around, girls fold, swing!
Swing the girls, promenade
He may ride forever beneath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


MIDDLE BREAK    Basic

Four boys promenade one time round now
Get back home and swing, everybody swing
Join hands circle left, walking round now
Allemande left the corner, weave the ring
Well did he ever return? No, he never returned
Swing the lady, promenade (And his fate is still unlearned)
He may ride forever beneath the streets of Boston
He's the man who never returned


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Swing
He's the man who never returned
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
subject to all U.S. copyright laws and remain property of their respective owners.

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]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1470 In DIRECTION
737 Pass The Ocean [Basic]
472 Extend (generic) [Basic]
988 Slide Thru [Mainstream]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
37 (anything) & 1/4 More [Mainstream]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
1175 Trade [Basic]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
342 (anyone) Cross Run [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]
1111 Swing [A2]
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1470 In DIRECTION
737 Pass The Ocean [Basic]
472 Extend (generic) [Basic]
1020 Spin The Top [Mainstream]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
891 (anyone) Run [Basic]
1472 Right DIRECTION
1279 Wheel & Deal [Basic]
865 Right & Left Thru [Basic]
1963 (Right & Left Thru) Full Turn Around
1436 Girl(s) IDENTIFIER
509 (anyone) Fold [Mainstream]
1111 Swing [A2]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1435 Boy(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1670 4/4 (fraction)
1111 Swing [A2]
1503 Circle (Left|Right) [Basic]
1473 Left DIRECTION
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]

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