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[Verse]
C
I am just a poor boy
C Em Am
Though my story's seldom told
G
I have squandered my resistance
G7 G6 C
For a pocket full of mumbles such are promises
C G Am
All lies and jests
G F
Still a man hears what he wants to hear
C C
And disregards the rest
[Verse]
C
When I left my home and my family
C Em Am
I was no more than a boy
G
In the company of strangers
G7 G6 C
In the quiet of the railway station running scared
G Am G F
Laying low, seeking out the poorer quarters
C
Where the ragged people go
G F C
Looking for the places only they would know
[Chorus]
Am G
Lie-la-lie Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
Am F G C
Lie la lie Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie
[Verse]
C
Asking only workman's wages
C Em Am
I come looking for a job
G
But I get no offers,
G7 G6 C
Just a come-on from the whores on Seventh Avenue
Em Am G F
I do declare, there were times when I was so lonesome
C
I took some comfort there
[Verse]
C
Then I'm laying out my winter clothes
C Em Am
And wishing I was gone
G
Going home
G7 G6 C
Where the New York City winters aren't bleeding me
Em Am G
Bleeding me, going home
[Chorus]
C C Em Am G
La laaa La la laa Ahhh
C C Em Am G
La laaa La la laa Ahhh
F C
Laa la la la
[Solo]
G/B Am G F C Em Am G F C G F C
[Bridge]
C
In the clearing stands a boxer
C G Am
And a fighter by his trade
G
And he carries the reminders
G7 G6
Of ev'ry glove that layed him down
C
Or cut him till he cried out
Em Am
In his anger and his shame
G F
"I am leaving, I am leaving"
C
But the fighter still remains
[Chorus]
Am G
Lie-la-lie Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
Am F G
Lie la lie Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la
Am G
Lie-la-lie Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
Am F G
Lie la lie Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la
Am G
Lie-la-lie Lie-la-lie la lie-la-lie
Am F G C
Lie la lie Lie-la-lie la la la la lie la la la la lie
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