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15 Jun '59 Hot 100

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SPOKEN: These are the times that try mens souls. In the course of our nations history the people of Boston have rallied bravely whenever the rights of men have been threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as the MTA, is attempting to levy a burdensome tax on the population in the form of a subway fare increase. Citizens, hear me out. This could happen to you!!


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Well, 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 MTA Well did he ever return, no he never returned And his fate is still unlearned poor ol charley He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston Hes 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 couldnt get off of that train. But did he ever return, no he never returned And his fate is still unlearned Just like Paul Revere He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston Hes the man who never returned 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? But did he ever return, no he never returned And his fate is still unlearned Shame and pity He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston Hes the man who never returned Charlies wife goes down to the Scollay Square station Every day at quarter past two And through the open window she hands Charlie a sandwich As the train comes rumblin through. Well did he ever return, no he never returned And his fate is still unlearned Poor ol Charley He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston Hes the man who never returned SPOKEN Now you citizens of Boston dontcha think its a scandal How the people have to pay and pay Fight the fare increase, vote for George OBrian!! Get poor Charlie off the MTA!! Or else hell never return, no hell never return And his fate is still unlearned He may ride forever neath the streets of Boston Hes the man who never returned Hes the man who never returned Hes the man who never returned `s that you, Charley?

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