Townie

I was born here in Chelsea 1973
To my father Willian Ray and my mother Ann Marie
They were born here too and they lived here all their lives
I was born a townie and a townie I will die

I started at Saint Mary's learning right from wrong
From Sister Teresa and Father Jesus Calderon
I kissed my first girl and I fought my first fight
I was born a townie and a townie I will die

The Army wouldn’t have me said that I was burnt
So I wandered around looking for steady work
I got a job at the plant working the over night
I was born a townie and a townie I will die

I married my sweet heart Virginia Lynn
We had a son we named him Jerry we had a daughter we named her Jenn
We got a house down on the creek where the salt is piled high
I was born a townie and a townie I will die

When I’m lying on my death bed a man done got old
At Shawmut and Chester won’t you lay down my bones
There in the Garden until the end of time
I was born a townie and a townie I will die

~ Written by Dan Baker

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