Utah Phillips – Yuba City chords

A EI came into Yuba as soon as I read
D AOf all of those twenty-five hobos found dead
A DI came in to find out if one of the slain
A E ACould have answered to my brother's name
A EIt might be your brother, I just couldn't say
D AWe hire lots of floaters who work by the day;
A DNow I see his photo they might be the same
A E ABut I never did ask him his name
A EChorus: If I had a list and if I only knew
E AI'd write down their names and sing them to you
A DAnd when I got done, I'd sing them again
A E ASo you'd all know each one had a name
A EHe had a room and ran out on the rent
D AHired on a crew, I don't know where he went
A DIf I knew his boss, I might make a claim
A E ABut I never did write down his name
A EHe stopped for a drink every now and again
D ADidn't look no different than hundreds of men;
A DYou know these old winos, they all look the same
A E ANo reason to ask him his name
A EIt might have been Shorty, a feller I knew
D AWe bunked in the empties when the season was through
A DYou know, I been thinking, it sure is a shame
A E AI never did ask him his name
A EWe always abandon the old for the new
D AAnd second-hand people get thrown away, too;
A DI know it won't help, but still it explains
A E AWhy no one remembers their names
Please rate this tab: