Cardboard Box City

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Cardboard Box City
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Written by Carboard Box City (?), from the OTF issued CD "Drunk In Public".

Trans. by Keith Dunnett, (keith@surf-zone.co.uk or keithdunnett@yahoo.com)

NOTE : Capo on the second fret, so Em is actually F#m etc - easier to play.


Em			    Am
Have you seen 'em in Euston station
Em			  Am
Begging in their separate ways?
Em			  Am
Some of them no more than children
B7		     Em
Some of them are runaways
Em			Am
I don't care for your opinion
Em			      Am
I've seen you turn your face away
    Em				Am
You say to me "Son, what's your problem?
      B7			      Em
Let's talk about this over lunch some day."


CHORUS
        G                        D       Em
        And I bet you've never walked south of the river
                        G             D                  Em
        Down the Old Kent Road or down Southwark way
                              G                  D               Em
        I'll bet you've never, never seen them, laying in the litter
                  C               G        D                                Em
        In the cardboard boxes, where you make them stay.


And in the Docklands of East London,
Where those great tall ships used to sail
For the price of a couple of hundred thousand,
I've seen your condominiums for sale.
In the North, by the Archway tavern
You can see them lyin' there every day
Ah, they're drunk to hell, they'll scream their minds to the heavens
My God, why did it have to be this way?

	And I bet you've never walked south of the river
	Down the Old Kent Road or down Southwark way
	I bet you've never, never seen them, laying in the litter
	In the cardboard boxes, where you make them stay

I've worked my time, I've payed my taxes
I've lined your pockets with my pay
And you said you'd take my money, you said you'd help them
But in your pockets it just seems to stay
I've seen your fancy house in Richmond
I know where you moor your boat - Kingston quay
Every week you take the wife and children, sailing
Try taking them down to south London some day.

	'Cos I bet they've never walked south of the river
	Down the Old Kent Road or down Southwark way
	I bet they've never, never seen them, laying in the litter
	In the cardboard boxes, where you make them stay

	And I bet you've never walked south of the river
	Down the Old Kent Road or down Southwark way
	I bet you've never, never seen them, laying in the litter
	In the cardboard boxes, where you make them stay
	In the cardboard boxes, where you make them stay


Transcribed by Keith Dunnett, keith@surf-zone.co.uk OR keithdunnett@yahoo.com

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