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Subject: /Chapin Harry/Taxi.tab
Taxi
(Harry Chapin)
C Gm C Gm C Gm
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-|-------------3-----|-------------3-----|-------------3-----|
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-|-3-----------------|-3-----------------|-3-----------------|
-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
C Gm C Gm C Gm
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It was raining hard in Frisco I needed
C Gm C Gm C Gm
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-|-3-----------------|-3-----------------|-3-----------------|
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One more fair to make my night A lady up ahead waved to
C Gm Bb G# C Gm
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-|---1---1---3-----3-|-3-----3--4------4-|---1---1---3-----3-|
-|-------------3-----|---3--------5------|-------------3-----|
-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-|-3-----------------|-1-----------------|-3-----------------|
-|-------------------|----------4--------|-------------------|
Flag me down she got in at the light
"Where you going to my lady blue,
It's a shame you runed your gown in the rain,"
She just looked out the window, she said
"Sixteen Parkside lane"
C Gm C Gm Bb G#
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-|---1---1---3-----3-|---1---1---3-----3-|-3-----3--4------4-|
-|-------------3-----|-------------3-----|---3--------5------|
-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-|-3-----------------|-3-----------------|-1-----------------|
-|-------------------|-------------------|----------4--------|
C C Bb D Am **
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-|---0-------0-------|---0------3--------|--------------2----|
-|-------------2-----|------------3----0-|-------------------|
-|-3-----------------|-3------1----------|-------------------|
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D Am **
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-|--------------2----|
-|-0-----------------|
-|-------------------|
-|-------------------|
Something about her was familier,
I could swear I'd seen that face before
But she said "I'm sure you're mistaken"
D Am ** C * Bb D Am **
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-|--------------2----|---5--------3-----|--------------2----|
-|-0-----------------|------------------|-0-----------------|
-|-------------------|-3--------1-------|-------------------|
-|-------------------|------------------|-------------------|
Mistaken" and she didn't say anything more
It took a while but she looked in the mirror
Then she glanced at the licence for my name
A smile seemed to come to her slowly
It was a sad smile just the same
G D C G
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-|---0-------0----0--|---2---------2----|---0---0---0---0---|
-|-------------0-----|-0-------------0--|-------------------|
-|-------------------|------------------|-3-----------------|
-|-3-----------------|------------------|---------3---------|
And she said "How are you Harry" I said "how are you
D G D Bm
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-|-----3-------3------|-----0-----0---0--|-----3--------3----|
-|---2-----------2----|---0---0-----0----|---2--------4---4--|
-|-0---------------0--|------------------|-0-----------------|
-|--------------------|------------------|----------2--------|
-|--------------------|-3----------------|-------------------|
Sue" Through the too many miles and too little smiles
G D Am **
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-|-----0-----0---0--0-|---3---3----1---1--|
-|---0---0-----0----0-|--------------2----|
-|------------------0-|-0-----------------|
-|------------------2-|-------------------|
-|-3----------------3-|-------------------|
I still remember you
It was somewhere in a fairy tail
I used to take her home in my car
We learned about love in the back of a Dodge
The lessons hadn't gone too far
C * Bb D Am ** D Am **
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-|-5-----5--3-----3-|-2---2----1--1---2-|-2---2----1--1---2-|
-|---5--------3-----|-3---3----2----2---|-3---3----2----2---|
-|------------------|-0---0----0--------|-0---0----0--------|
-|-3--------1-------|-------------------|-------------------|
-|------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
Lessons hadn't gone to far
G Em A D D (add C#)
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-|-----0-----0----0--|-----0-------2---|-----3-------3-----|
-|---0---0-----0-----|---0---0---2---2-|---2---2---2---2---|
-|-------------------|-----------------|-0-------4---------|
-|-------------------|---------0-------|-------------------|
-|-3-----------------|-0---------------|-------------------|
You see she was going to be an actress And I was gonna learn to
Bm G D Bm
-|---------2----------|---------3--------|-------2-----------|
-|-----3-----3---3----|-----0-----0---0--|-----3--------3----|
-|---4---4-----4------|---0---0-----0----|---2--------4---4--|
-|--------------------|------------------|-0-----------------|
-|-2------------------|------------------|----------2--------|
-|--------------------|-3----------------|-------------------|
Fly She took off to find the footlights, I
C * Bb D Am ** D Am **
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-|-5-----5--3-----3--|-2-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-1-1-1-|
-|---5--------3------|-3-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-2-2-2-|
-|-------------------|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-|-3--------1--------|---------|-------------|
-|-------------------|---------|-------------|
Took off to find the sky
C Bm E
I've got something inside me, to make a princesess blind
C Em Am Em C Em Am D Em
Theres a wild man wiz-ard he's hiding in me, illuminatin' my mind
C Bm E
I've got something inside me, not what my life's about
C Em Am Em C Em Am F A#
Cause I've been letting my outside tide me over till my time runs out
D# A# F A# D# F
Some harmonic stuff (no idea)
D Am ** D Am ** D Am **
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-|-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-0-----------------|
-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
-|-------------------|-------------------|-------------------|
There was not much more for us
D Am ** D Am ** D Am **
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-|-0-----------------|-0-----------------|-0-----------------|
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To talk about Whatever we had once was gone So I turned my cab
D Am ** C * Bb D Am ** D Am **
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-|---3---3----1---1--|-5-----5--3-----3-|-2-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-1-1-1-|
-|--------------2----|---5--------3-----|-3-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-2-2-2-|
-|-0-----------------|------------------|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-|-------------------|-3--------1-------|---------|-------------|
-|-------------------|------------------|---------|-------------|
Into the driveway Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawn
And she said "We must get together", but I knew it never be arranged
So she hand me twen-ty doll-ar for a two fifty fare
She said "Harry, keep the change"
D D Am Am Am Am D D Am Am Am Am
Well, another man might have been angry,
D D Am Am Am D D Am Am Am Am
And another man might have been hurt
D D Am Am Am Am D D Am Am Am Am
But another man never would have let her go
C Bb D Am Am Am Am D D D Am Am Am
I stashed the bill in my shirt
G Em A D D (add C#)
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-|---0---0-----0-----|---0---0---2---2-|---2---2---2---2---|
-|-------------------|-----------------|-0-------4---------|
-|-------------------|---------0-------|-------------------|
-|-3-----------------|-0---------------|-------------------|
And she walked away in silence its strange how you never
Bm G D Bm
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-|---4---4-----4------|---0---0-----0----|---2--------4---4--|
-|--------------------|------------------|-0-----------------|
-|-2------------------|------------------|----------2--------|
-|--------------------|-3----------------|-------------------|
Know But we'd both gottem what we'd asked for such a
G D Am **
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-|---0---0-----0-----|--------------2----|
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-|-3-----------------|-------------------|
Long, long time ago
D Am **
You see she was gonna be an actress, and I was going to learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights, and I took off to find the sky
G D C G
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-|---0-------0----0--|---2---------2----|---0---0---0---0---|
-|-------------0-----|-0-------------0--|-------------------|
-|-------------------|------------------|-3-----------------|
-|-3-----------------|------------------|---------3---------|
And here she's acting happy Inside her handsome
D G D Bm
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-|-----3-------3------|-----0-----0---0--|-----3--------3----|
-|---2-----------2----|---0---0-----0----|---2--------4---4--|
-|-0---------------0--|------------------|-0-----------------|
-|--------------------|------------------|----------2--------|
-|--------------------|-3----------------|-------------------|
Home And me I'm flying in my ta - xi
C * Bb D Am ** D Am **
-|-----3--------1----|-3-0-0-0-|-3-3-3-0-0-0-|
-|-5-----5--3-----3--|-2-1-1-1-|-2-2-2-1-1-1-|
-|---5--------3------|-3-2-2-2-|-3-3-3-2-2-2-|
-|-------------------|-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-|
-|-3--------1--------|---------|-------------|
-|-------------------|---------|-------------|
Taking tips, and getting stoned
G A
I go fly - ing so high
When I'm stoned
D Am **
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-|---3---3----1---1--|
-|--------------2----|
-|-0-----------------|
-|-------------------|
-|-------------------|
Repeat and fade
Chords used:
C Gm Bb G#
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| | | | 1 | | | | | | | B1 1 1 1 1 1 1 B4 1 1 1 1 1 1
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| | 2 | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 2 | |
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| 3 | | | | | 3 | 4 4 4 | | 3 3 3 | | 3 4 | | |
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----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
D Am ** C * (bar) G
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| | | | 1 | | | | | 1 | B3 1 1 1 1 1 1 | | | | | |
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| | | 2 | 3 | | | 2 | | | | | | | | | 2 | | | |
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| | | | 4 | | | | | | | | | 3 3 3 | 3 | | | | 3
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
Em A D (add C#) Bm
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| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | B3 1 1 1 1 1 1
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| 1 2 | | | | | 1 2 3 | | | | 1 | 2 | | | | 2 |
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | 3 | | | 3 4 | |
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| | | | | | | | | | | | | 4 | | | | | | | | | |
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
E Am F D#
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| | | 1 | | | | | | 1 | 1 1 1 1 1 1 B6 1 1 1 1 1 1
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| 2 3 | | | | | 2 3 | | | | | 2 | | | | | | | |
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| | | | | | | | | | | | | 3 4 | | | | | 3 3 3 |
----------- ----------- ----------- -----------
| | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | |
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A#
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B6 1 1 1 1 1 1
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| 3 4 | | |
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This is quite a song. If there are any corrections, additions, etc, please let me know.
Brad Morris
[email protected]




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