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Born In Chicago
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Lyrics


I was born in Chicago at nineteen and forty-one
I was born in Chicago at nineteen and forty-one
Well, my father told me
"Son, you had better get a gun"

Well, my first friend went down
When I was 17 years old
Well, my first friend went down
When I was 17 years old

Well, there's one thing I can say about that boy
He gotta go

Well, my second friend went down
When I was 21 years of age
Well, my second friend went down
When I was 21 years of age

Well, there's one thing I can say about that boy
He gotta pray

Well, now rules are alright
If there's someone left to play the game
Well, now rules are alright
If there's someone left to play the game

All my friends are going
And thing's just don't seem the same
Oh, thing's just don't seem the same, babe

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: NICHOLAS GEORGE GRAVENITES

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John Gardella

Saw Paul Butterfield Blues band jamming with Janis Joplin once - probably the best jam I've ever seen.

Nick Coker

I have to sing this song for my live performance class tomorrow. It's awesome and I love to sing this song, but God, I'm so nervous!

Jarle Abelhaug Eek

Yes how did it go?

Bruzrk gro-Malog

How'd it go??

tenisalot

i bet it was hard not to mimic the great Paul Butterfields voice!

joesk9

Paul Butterfield was such a great harp player😎

WMaxMusic

I wish it didn't fade out, I want to hear him keep on blowin!

Shaun Kelly-Kenyon

I heard this album when I was born in 51 do the math. I was never the same, a life changing experience for me

tommotd

"For best results must be played loud" (from the album notes).

mikelisacarb

Me too! That note and cover clinched it!@Tony Stone

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