the return of maggie brown

Capo on 5th fret

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She stepped off the bus with a burst suitcase and a frown
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And she could smell the breweries and abattoirs on the edge of town
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And the man who owes her money won't even lend her an ear 
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When she phones to demand his answer's vague; 
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He says, "I'll get back to you but right now I've got to catch the plague." 

Down in a bargain basement she goes to shuffle through careers 
When all they offer her is friendship and peace souveniers 
And the receptionist was playing with a pencil at her lip 
She asked her if she knew a place to sleep 
She says, "I'll get back to you but now I've got appointments to keep." 

Well, There was a shop called B.J.'s that she stepped into to get out of the gale 
They sold only British manufactured, lifetime guaranteed to fail 
And a store detective asked her what she had under her coat 
"It's just a little something that I wrote; 
It says, 'I'll get back to you unless first your girlfriend slits your throat.'" 

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And by the time the sunset she was penniless and frozen to the core 
The Salvation Army girls refused her on the grounds they didn't know her 
So she asked a wino for advice, but it turned out to be 
A Sunday sport reporter who was following his nose 
He said, "I'll get back to you but first we need a picture without clothes." 

So she stepped back on that bus with a burst suitcase and a frown 
She had come to the conclusion that this was not the place for Maggie Brown 
And it was 6 in the morning when she telephoned me 
Until then I'd been living on my knees 
But I got back up when she got back to me

Transcribed by Richard "Irtimaled" Hopton