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[Spoken]
N.C.
Lizzie Borden took an axe
N.C.
And gave her mother forty whacks
N.C.
When she saw what she had done
N.C.
She gave her father forty-one
 
 
VERSE 1
   C/C   C/G    C/C    C/G
Yesterday in old Fall River
     F     G7      C
Mr. Andrew Borden died
C
And he got his daughter, Lizzie
G
On a charge of homicide
E7                        Am
Some folks say she didn't do it
E7                        Am
And others say of course she did
          F   F#dim       C     A7
But they all agree, Miss Lizzie B
     F        G       C
Was a problem kinda kid
 
 
REFRAIN
               F              C
'Cause you can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
C                A7
Not even if it's planned
      D7       G7
As a surprise (a surprise)
        F               C
No, you can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
              G7                C
You know how neighbors love to criticize
 
 
VERSE 2
E7                        Am
Well, she got him on the sofa
E7                        Am
Where he'd gone to take a snooze
       F       F#dim    C     A7
And I hope he went to Heaven
          F      G       C
'Cause he wasn't wearing shoes
E7                        Am
Lizzie kinda rearranged him
 
E7                        Am
With a hatchet so they say
      F  F#dim    C
Then she got her mother
 
A7      F         G       C
In that same old-fashioned way
 
 
REFRAIN
        F                            C
But you can't chop your Mama up in Massachusetts
C                A7
Not even if you're tired of
      D7       G7
Her cuisine (her cuisine)
 
    F                         C
No can't chop your mama up in Massachusetts
              G7                C
You know it's almost sure to cause a scene
 
 
VERSE 3
E7                        Am
Well, they really kept her hopping
E7        Am
on that busy afternoon
       F       F#dim    C     A7
With both down and upstairs chopping
          F      G       C
While she hummed a ragtime tune
 
E7                        Am
They really made her hustle
E7        Am
And when all was said and done
       F       F#dim    C     A7
She'd removed her mother's bustle
          F      G       C
When she wasn't wearing one
 
 
REFRAIN
     F                        C
Now can't chop your Mama up in Massachusetts
C              A7
And then blame all the damage
        D7   G7
On the mice (on the mice)
 
    F                            C
No, you can't chop your Mama up in Massachusetts
              G7                C
That sort of thing just isn't very nice
 
 
VERSE 4
E7                        Am
Now it wasn't done for pleasure
E7            Am
And it wasn't done for spite
       F       F#dim    C     A7
And it wasn't done because
    F       G           C
The lady wasn't very bright
 
E7                        Am
She'd always done the slightest thing
E7                Am
That mom and papa bid
             F    F#dim    C
They said, Lizzie, cut it out
    A7     F       G         C
So that's exactly what she did
 
 
REFRAIN
     F                            C
But you can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
C
And then get dressed
      A7    D7   G7
And go out for a walk
    F                            C
No, you can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
              G7                C
Massachusetts is a far cry From New York
     F                            C
You can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
 
 
[Spoken]
N.C.
Shut the door and lock and latch it
N.C.
Here comes Lizzie with a brand new hatchet
 
     F                            C
You can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
 
 
[Spoken]
N.C.
Such a snob I've heard it said
N.C.
She met her pa and cut him dead
 
     F                            C
You can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
 
 
[Spoken]
N.C.
Jump like a fish
N.C.
Jump like a porpoise
N.C.
All join hands and habeas corpus
 
     F                            C
You can't chop your Papa up in Massachusetts
G7                               C
Massachusetts is a far cry From New York

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