I Was Left on the Street
Written by Chuck Carson and Bill Monroe
Chord-chart by Lynn Lewis

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1.

|G / / / |G / / / | A policeman whistled gayly - a smile u-pon his face, |G / / / |D / / / | As he walked a-long the old fa-miliar beat, |G / / / |G / / / | He saw a little boy crying - just as though his heart would break, |G / / / |G / G7 / | Standing bare foot in the middle of the street.

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|C / / / |G / / / | I was left on the street with no shoes u-pon my feet, |G / / / |D / / / | When I saw my mom and daddy drive away, |G / / / |G / / / | Now I'm - not old enough to know very much my-self, |G / D / |G / / / | But I saw my dad and mommy drive a-way.

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The policeman stopped the traffic, then went up to the boy, And he asked him tenderly, "Where do you belong?" The little boy stopped crying and with trembling lips he said, "I'm not big enough to know just what went wrong".

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3.

The little boy is happy now with a new mom and a dad, His new daddy is the policeman on the beat, Though he can't forget that awful day it, doesn't seem to hurt so bad, He has a brand new pair of shoes upon his feet.

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