These are the times that try men's souls. In the course of our nation's history, the people of Boston have rallied bravely whenever the rights of men have been threatened. Today, a new crisis has arisen. The Metropolitan Transit Authority, better known as the M.T.A., is attempting to levy a burdensome tax on the population in the form of a subway fare increase. Citizens, hear me out! This could happen to you!

(Eight bar guitar, banjo introduction)

Well, let me tell you of the story
of a man named Charley
on a tragic and fateful day.
He put ten cents in his pocket,
kissed his wife and family,
went to ride on the M.T.A.

Well, did he ever return?
No, he never returned and
his fate is still unlearned.
(What a pity!)
He may ride forever
'neath the streets of Boston.
He's the man who never returned.

Charlie handed in his dime
at the Kendall Square Station
and he changed for Jamaica Plain.
When he got there the conductor told him,
"One more nickel."
Charlie couldn't get off of that train.


Now, all night long Charlie rides
through the station, crying,
"What will become of me?!!
How can I afford to see
my sister in Chelsea
or my cousin in Roxbury?"


Charlie's wife goes down
to the Sculley Square Station
every day at quarter past two,
And through the open window
she hands Charlie a sandwich
as the train comes rumblin' through.


Now, you citizens of Boston,
don't you think it's a scandal
how the people have to pay and pay?
Fight the fare increase!
Vote for George O'Brien!
Get poor Charlie off the M. T. A.


He's the man who never returned.
He's the man who never returned.
Ain't you Charlie?

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