What Have They Done To My Song, Ma
(from the cd Ballroom Streets)

Words and Music by Melanie Safka Schekeryk

Capo 1st Fret

 

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Look what they done to my song, Ma
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Look at what they done to my song Maaaaa
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It was the only thing that I could do half right
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And it's turning out all wrong, Ma
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Look what they done to my song

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Look what they done to my song, Ma
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Look what they done to my song Ma
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It was the only thing I could do half right
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And itĎs turning out all wrong, Ma
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Look what they done to my song

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Look what they done to my brain Ma

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Look what they done to my brain

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Well they picked it like a chicken bone

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And I think Iím half insane ma

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Look what they done to my song

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Oh I wish I could find a good book to live in
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Oh I wish that I could find a good book
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Well if I could find a real good book
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I'd never have to come out and look at

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What they done to my song

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Ils ont change ma chanson, Ma
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Ils ont change ma chanson Ma
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C'est la seule chose que je peux faire
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Et ce n'est pas bon, Ma
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Ils ont change ma chanson

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But maybe itíll be alright, Ma

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Maybe itíll all be okay

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Well if the people are buying tears

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Then Iím gonna be a rich girl someday, Ma

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Look what they done to my song
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Look what they done to my song. Ma Ma Ma
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Look, look what they done do my song

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You know they tied it up in a plastic bag

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And they turned it upside down Oh Ma Ma

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Look at what they done

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Wonít you look at what they done Oh Ma Ma

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Look what the done to my song

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