ARTIST: Paper Lace
TITLE: The Night Chicago Died
Lyrics and Chords

My daddy was a cop on the east side of Chicago
Back in the U.S.A. back in the bad old days

In the heat of a summer night
In the land of the dollar bill
When the town of Chicago died
And they talk about it still
When a man named Al Capone tried to make that town his own
And he called his gang to war with the forces of the law

/ Dm - G7 - / C - - - / : / Dm G7 C - / / 

I heard my mama cry
I heard her pray the night Chicago died
Brother what a night it really was
Brother what a fight it really was
Glory be

/ C - - - / Dm - - - / G7 - / / C - G - / 

{Refrain with Yes indeed}

And the sound of the battle rang
Through the streets of the old east side
'Til the last of the hoodlum gang
Had surrendered up or died
There was shouting in the street, and the sound of running feet
And I asked someone who said, "'Bout a hundred cops are dead"

{Refrain with Glory be}

{Refrain with Yes indeed}

And there was no sound at all
But the clock upon the wall
Then the door burst open wide
And my daddy stepped inside
And he kissed my mama's face
And he brushed her tears away

/ Dm G7 / C - / : 

The night Chicago died
Na-na na, na-na-na, na-na-na-na-na
The night Chicago died
Brother what a night the people saw
Brother what a fight the people saw
Yes indeed

{Repeat last chorus with Glory be}

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