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Captain Charley Still Remembers

From Horizons

Music and lyrics © 1972, 2010 Bob Zentz

 

Captain Charley still remembers 1921  (C-C/B-Am-F-Em)

Just a rookie hoseman down at Station #8  (C-C/B-Am-F-G7)

Playing cards or boxing, till the old alarm bell rung  (F-G7-C-C/B-Am)

Then flying like the wind down South Main Street  (Dm-G7-C-C/B-Am-F-G7-C)

 

Captain Charley still remembers when he rode the “Sugar Moore”

And when he cranked the siren with his hand

In fifty years, the gears all changed but Captain Charley’s sure

That it still takes guts to be a fireman  (Dm-G7-C)

 

Captain Charley, he still talks of times like Tunis Lumberyard

Where the fire burned the shoes right off his feet

And pushing through the smoke where everything was burnt and charred

He said, “You can’t fight fires standing in the street.”

 

Then a siren splits the day, Captain Charley turns to say  (Am-Em)

That those old times were really pretty good  (C-C/B-Am-F-G7)

And an engine flashes by and the gleam that’s in his eye  (Am-Em)

Says that he’d be up there on her if he could  (F-G7-C)

 

Captain Charley still remembers 1921

Just a rookie hoseman down at Station #8

Playing cards or boxing, till the old alarm bell rung

Then flying like the wind down South Main Street

 

Then flying like the wind down South Main Street

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