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1. It was raining hard in Frisco,

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††† I needed one more fare to make my night,

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††† a lady up ahead waved to flag me down

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††† and she got in at the lights.

 

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2. Oh, whereíre you going to, my lady blue ?

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††† Itís a shame you ruined your gown†††††††† in the rain.

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††† She just looked out the window,

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††† she said, 16 Parkside Lane.†††††††††††††††† +C - D ~

 

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2.Something about her was familiar,

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††† I could swear Iíd seen her face before.

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††† But she said, Iím sure sure youíre mistaken,

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††† and she didnít say anything more.

 

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3. It took a while but she looked in the mirror,

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††† and she glanced at the license for my name,

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††† a smile seemed to come to her slowly,

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††† it was a sad smile just the same.

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††† And she said, how are you, Harry ? I said, how are you, Sue ?

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††† Through the too many miles and the too little smiles

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††† I st........ill remember you.

 

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4. It was somewhere††††††††† in a fairy tale,

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††† I used to take her home in my car,

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††† we learned about love in the back of a Dodge,

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††† the lesson hadnít gone too far.

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††† You see, she was gonna be an actress, and I was gonna learn to fly,

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††† she took off to find the footlights, I took off to find the sky.††† +C ~ ~

 

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+Oh, I got something inside me††††††††† to drive a princess blind,

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††† there's a wild man wizard, heís hiding in me,††††† illuminating my mind.

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††† Oh, I got something inside me,††††††† not what my life's about,

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††† Ďcause Iíve been letting my outside tide me over till my time runs out.

 

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+Baby's so high that she's skyin', yes, she's flyin, afraid to fall.

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†† I'll tell you why baby's cryin', 'cause she's dyiní, arenít we all ?- - -

 

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5. There was not much more for us to talk about,

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††† whatever we had once was gone,††

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††† So I turned my cab into the driveway,

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††† past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns.

 

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6. And she said, we must get together,

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††† but I knew itíd never be arranged,

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††† And she handed twenty dollars for a two-fifty fare,

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††† she said,†††††† ďHarry,†††††† keep the change !"

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7. Well, another man might have been angry,

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††† and another man might have been hurt.

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††† But another man never would've let her go,

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††† I stashed the bill in my shirt.

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††† And she walked away in silence, itís strange how you never know,

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††† but we'd both gotten what we'd asked for

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††† such a lo.......ng, long time ago.

 

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8. You see, she was gonna be an actress,

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††† and I was gonna learn to fly,

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††† she took off to find the footlights,

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††† I took off for the sky.

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††† And here, she's acting happy inside her handsome home,

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††† and me, Iím flying in my taxi, taking tips†††††† and getting stoned.

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††† I go flying so high when Iím stoned.

 

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††† (Harry Chapin)