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Coyote Breath Tune Req: Larimer Street (Utah Phillips) (7) RE: Tune Req: They're Runnin' the Bums Out of Town 29 Jan 04

I suppose it would help if I posted the words, huh?

"3/4 C   Bruce Phillips" (written at very top of the page in pencil)

They're Runnin the Bums Out of Town

Your bulldozers' rollin through my part of town
Your iron ball swings and knocks it all down
You knock down my flop house, you knock down my bars
You blacktopped it over to park all your cars

And where will I go and where will I stay
When you've knocked down the skidroad and hauled it away
I'll snag a fast rattler and ride it on down
Boys   the're runnin the bums out of town

Maxey the tailor is closing his doors
There ain't nothin left in the second hand stores
They've torn down the pawnshops and the big Harbor Lights
And the old Chinese cafe that was open all night


You run out the hookers who work on the street
And you built a big club where the Playboys can meet
My bookie joint closed when your cops pulled a raid
But you built a new hall for the Stock Market trade


These little storekeepers they don't stand a chance
The big uptown bankers are callin the dance
Where their suit and tie restaurants thats all owned by Greeks
And the counterfeit hippies in their plastic boutiques


Now I'm findin out there's just one kind of war
It's the one goin on 'tween the rich and the poor
I don't know a lot about what you call class
But the upper and middle can all kiss my ass.

Chorus: (last line of chorus twice)


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