In Tall Buildings

Ballad

C / D

Folk

Written by John Hartford

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Lyrics

(1) Someday, my baby, when I am a man
And other's have taught me
The best that they can
They'll sell me a suit
And cut off my hair
And send me to work in tall buildings

(Chorus)
And it's goodbye to the sunshine
Goodbye to the dew
Goodbye to the flowers
And goodbye to you
I'm off to the subway
I must not be late
I'm going to work in tall buildings

(2) So I got on the subway
and rode it downtown,
with thousands of people
away underground, to-where

The streets are so narrow
and the buildings so tall
the sun never touches the
sidewalk at all.

(chorus)

(3) Now when I retire
And my life is my own
I made all the payments
It's time to go home

And wonder what happened
Betwixt and between
When I went to work in tall buildings

(chorus)
And it's goodbye to the sunshine
Goodbye to the dew
Goodbye to the flowers
And goodbye to you
I'm off to the subway
I mustn't be late
Going to work in tall buildings