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Transcribed by freeworld from the original sheet music.

 

Walking down Madison

The following chords are used in this song:
Bbmaj7, C, Dm, Dm7, F, F6, Fmaj7, G
Chord Map
Dm7    G     Dm7   G     Dm7     G
Dm7      G

Dm7            G         Dm7
Walking down Madison - I swear I never had a gun
               G         Dm7
No I never shot no-one - I was only having fun
               G         Dm7
Walking down Madison -  swear I never had a gun
               G
I was philosophizing some
                      C
Checking out the bums

        Bbmaj7                              C
See you give 'em your nickels, your pennies and dimes
        Dm                                 C        F6   C     Dm      C
But you can't give 'em hope in these mercenary times,    oh no
        Bbmaj7                           C
And you feel real guilty about the coat on your back
        Dm                C     F6       C         Dm     C     Dm7     G      Dm7    G  
And the sandwich you had,                oh no

        Bbmaj7      C         C6           C       F
From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train

It's not that far
Fmaj7    Bbmaj7                          C6             C     F
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
                Fmaj7
It's not that far
       Bb                 C
To the bag lady frozen asleep in the park
   F                    Fmaj7/A              Bbmaj7
Oh no it's not that far
          Bbmaj7       
Would you like to see some more?
       C                        Dm7    G
I can show you if you'd like to

Dm7            G         Dm7
Walking down Madison - I swear I never had a gun
               G         Dm7
No I never shot no-one - wouldn't do it just for fun
               G         Dm7
Walking down Madison - trying to keep my head screwed on
               G
I was philosophizing some
                      C
Checking out the nuns

        Bbmaj7                              C
When you get to the corner don't look at those freaks
        Dm                                  C        F6   C     Dm      C
Keep your head down low and stay quick on your feet, oh yeah
        Bbmaj7             C          Dm             C
The beaming boy from Harlem with the airforce coat
     F6                     C              Dm                      C     Dm7     G      Dm7    G  
The ones who died, the ones who tried, the ones that sit and gloat

        Bbmaj7      C         C6           C       F
From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train

It's not that far
Fmaj7    Bbmaj7                          C6             C     F
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
                Fmaj7
It's not that far
       Bb                 C
To the bag lady frozen asleep in the park
   F                    Fmaj7                Bbmaj7
Oh no it's not that far
          Bbmaj7       
Would you like to see some more?
       C                        Dm7    G
I can show you if you'd like to

        Bbmaj7      C         C6           C       F
From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train

It's not that far
Fmaj7    Bbmaj7                          C6             C     F
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
                Fmaj7
It's not that far
       Bb                 C
To the bag lady frozen asleep on the church steps
   F                    Fmaj7                Bbmaj7
Oh no it's not that far
          Bbmaj7       
Would you like to see some more?
       C                        Dm7    G
I can show you if you'd like to

[Rap]
Within every city and town there's a Madison
Frozen lives for whom nothing's happening
Hungry children is a mother's dilemma
Dumpster diving to feed her baby Emma
So you walk on by like it doesn't affect you
The held out hand that you pay no respect to
Nickels and dimes won't even buy your guilt
Another wino dead burnt to death in his quilt
It's a cardboard city, newspaper metrapolis
The system can't cope or keep on top of this
The outhorities come as you're not for display
Do they solve the problem no they move him away
They're in a vicious circle of no fixed abode
The social won't pay 'em the money they're owed
When you got no money you can't pay rent
Hypothermia kills 'cos the system is bent

From an uptown apartment to a knife an the A train
It's not that far
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
It's not that far
To the bag lady frozen asleep in the park
It's not that far
Would you like to see some more?
I can show you if you'd like to

        Bbmaj7      C         C6           C       F
From an uptown apartment to a knife on the A train

It's not that far
Fmaj7    Bbmaj7                          C6             C     F
From the sharks in the penthouse to the rats in the basement
                Fmaj7
It's not that far
       Bb                 C
To the bag lady frozen asleep on the church steps
   F                    Fmaj7                Bbmaj7
Oh no it's not that far
          Bbmaj7       
Would you like to see some more?
       C                        Dm7    G
I can show you if you'd like to

[Rap]
In the subway sits a vacous man
His grip on life is a bent tin can
It's a holy shrine where he burns his light
It makes things easy and removes his plight
For an hour or two but he can't escape
They're all penned in with government tape
There are good samaritans who bring them soup
The sally army with their bibles and boots
You can see yourselves it's not too far
One short trip you don't know who they are
Till the night comes then it all comes back
Like the smell of patchoulli and the armies of rats
It's a shame to be human it's a human shame
It seems we've forgotten we're one and the same
One and the same
One and the same
No it's not too far
No it's not too far
We're one and the same
  

[Transcribed by freeworld from original sheet music]


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