Harry Chapin - Taxi Guitar Chords

Harry Chapin

folk, folk rock, mellow gold, singer-songwriter

Song versions: 1 2 3 4
Chords: D, Am, C, Bb, Am/D, G, Bm, Em7, Em/A, Em, E7, Am/G, Am/F#, Am/E, Gm/F#, Bbmaj7, Ebmaj7, F, Cmaj7, Gm7, C7, Fmaj7, Am9, Gm9, Dadd2, A
D  Am  D  Am  D  Am  D  Am

       D           Am   D  Am
It was raining hard in Frisco 

         D          Am          D        Am
I needed one more fare to make my night

  D        Am            D            Am
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down 

C        Bb             D       D  Am/D  D Am/D
She got in at the light

D               Am/D   D   Am/D
Where you going to my Lady Blue

         D     Am/D        D     Am/D     D    Am/D
It’s a shame you ruined your gown in the rain

D           Am/D        D       Am/D
She just looked out the window

           C         Bb
She said, "16 Parkside Lane."

D  Am/D  D  Am/D  C  Bb  D  C  Bb  D  Am/D

  D          Am/D         D       Am/D
Something about her was familiar

       D                 Am/D        D    Am/D
I could swear I seen her face before

        D          Am/D            D       Am/D
But she said, "I’m sure you’re mistaken."

        C          Bb             D  Am/D  D  Am/D
And she didn’t say anything more. 

               D          Am/D         D       Am/D
It, took a while but she looked in the mirror 

          D             Am/D        D        Am/D
Then she glanced at the license for my name

   D              Am/D        D        Am/D
A smile seemed to come to her slowly. 

        C       Bb          D     Am/D  D  Am/D
It was a sad smile just the same

        G                   D
And she said, "How are you, Harry?" 

  C          G               D
I said, "How are you, Sue?

            G                      D         Bm
Through the too many miles and the too little smiles 

  Em7 Em/A       D      Am/D
I still remember you."

D  Am/D  D  Am/D  D  Am/D  D  Am/D
D  Am/D  C  Bb  D  Am/D  D

Am/D   D     Am/D     D     Am/D
It was somewhere in a fairy tale 

  D                Am/D       D     Am/D
I used to take her home in my car

    D            Am/D        D               Am/D
We learned about love in the back of a Dodge, 

    C              Bb           D  Am/D  D  Am/D
The lesson hadn’t gone too far

         G                   Em
You see, she was gonna be an actress 

    D                        Bm
And I was gonna learn to fly

 G                       D
She took off to find the footlights, 

C        Bb            D   Am/D
I took off to find the sky. 

D  C  C  C

    C
Oh, I've got something inside me 

Bm                    E7
To drive the princess blind

         Am  Am/G  Am/F#  Am/G  Am      Am/F# Am/E
There’s a wild man wizard he’s hiding in me 

D               Em
Illuminating my mind

C
I got something inside me 

Bm                        E7
Not what my life’s about

Am       Am/G  Gm/F#  Am/G Am    Am/G Am/F#
’Cause I been letting my outside tide me 

Bbmaj7                 Ebmaj7
Over ’til my time runs out. 

Ebmaj7  Ebmaj7  Ebmaj7  Bbmaj7  F

F                         Cmaj7
Baby’s so high that she’s skying 

           Gm7                   C7
Yeah she’s flying, but afraid to fall 

F                 Fmaj7        Em
And I’ll tell you why Baby’s crying 

             Am9              Gm9    D  Am/D
’Cause she’s dying, aren’t we all? 


          D        Am/D           D           Am/D
There was not much more for us to talk about 

    D       Am/D         D      Am/D
Whatever we had once was gone. 

      D           Am/D        D        Am/D
So I turned the cab into the driveway

         C            Bb                    D  Am/D
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns

        D         Am/D
And she said, "We must get together." 

       D             Am/D          D  Am/D
But I knew it’d never be arranged. 

          D              Am/D          D         Am/D
And she handed me twenty dollars for a two-fifty fare 

           C        Bb
She said, "Harry, keep the change."

D  Am/D  D  Am/D

      Dadd2
Well another man might have been angry 
N.C.
And another man might have been hurt 
N.C.
But another man never would have let her go 

C             Bb                D  Am/D  D  Am/D
I stashed the bill in my shirt. 

        G                D
And she walked away in silence 

      C              G           D
It’s strange how you never know 

    G                          D     Bm
But we’d both gotten what we’d asked for 

       Em7   Em/A        D   Am/D  D  Am/D
Such a long, long time ago

    D    Am/D              D      Am/D
You see, she was gonna be an actress 

    D           Am/D         D   Am/D
And I was gonna learn to fly

D         Am/D           D         Am/D
She took off to find the footlights

C        Bb                 D  Am/D  D  Am/D
I took off to find the sky

    G                   Em
And here she’s acting happy, 

D                         Bm
Inside her handsome home 

    G                   D
And me I’m flying in my taxi

       C  Bb            D
Taking tips and getting stoned

      Em         A             D   Am/D  D  Am/D
I go flying so high when I’m stoned

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