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Harry Chapin - Taxi Ukulele

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Taxi Ukulele

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Harry Chapin
                              Taxi-Harry Chapin
A guy kept requesting this song and i couldn't find a simple chord chart on here 
so here one is, it is only a rough guide but it should get you through a performance.

(D to Am7 vamp throughout most of verse, listen to the song for the picking)
It was raining hard in Frisco, I needed one more fair to make my night, 
                                          C       Bb        D 
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down and she got in at the light, 
Where are you going my lady blue, its a shame you ruined you gown in the rain, 
                                         C       Bb       D
She just looked out the window, she said sixteen parkside lane, 
Something about her was familiar, I could swear I seen that face before, 
                                            C         Bb       D 
But she said Im sure your mistaken, and she didnt say anything more, 
It took a while but she looked in the mirror and she glanced at the license 
                                                            C         Bb
for my name, A smile seemed to come to her slowly, it was a sad smile just 
the same, 
    G                    D        C    G           D 
And she said how are you Harry, I said How are you Sue, 
            G        Em        D          Bm       C        Bb       D
Through the too many miles and two little smiles I still--- remember you 
It was somewhere in a fairy tale, I used to drive her home in my car, 
                                                  C        Bb            
We learned about love in the back of a Dodge, the lessons hadn't gone to    
        G                   Em           D                    Bm
You see she was gonna be an actress, and I was gonna learn to fly 
G                        Bm          C      Bb              D
She took off to find the footlights, I took off to find the sky 

C                          Bm                   E 
Ive got something inside me, to make a princess blind, 
C         Em       Am  Em C          Em Am  D              Em 
There's a wild man wizard hes hiding in me, illuminatin my mind, 
C                           Bm                  E 
Ive got something inside me, not what my life's about 
C         Em   Am      Em C       Em   Am F
Cause Ive been letting my outside tide me over till my time runs out 

Weird high singing interlude, I just play some jazzy 7 chords. If anyone has the 
chords or lyrics for this section please post or send them to me.

There was not much more for us to talk about, whatever we once had was gone,  
                                               C            Bb
So I turned my cab into the driveway, past the gate and the fine trimmed 
And she said we must get together, but I knew It'd never be arranged 
                                                           C      Bb        
So she hand me twenty dollar for a two fifty fare and said Harry, Keep the

D-Am7  (same chords and timing but full strum not picked)
Well another man might have been angry, and another man might have been 
                                                     C           Bb
hurt, but another man never would have let her go, I stashed the bill in my 
    G                  Em           D                     Bm
And she walked away in silence, its strange how you never know, 
    G                          D     Bm          G                D      
But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for, such a long, long, time ago, 
D-Am7 (Strummed)
You see she was gonna be an actress, and I was gonna learn to fly, 
                                     C      Bb              D     
She took off to find the footlights, I took off to find the sky 
           G            D      C          G        D 
And here's she's acting happy, inside her handsome home, 
    G    D         Bm           C        Bb     D-Am7 
and me I fly in my taxi, taking tips and gettin stoned 
G                 A             D-Am7 
I go fly---ing so high, when Im stoned
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