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Will Charlie Ever Get Off That Train?

(6) Comments | Posted February 15, 2009 | 10:06 PM

Fifty years ago (February 16, 1959), at the Capitol Recording Studios in New York, the Kingston Trio recorded "M.T.A.," a ballad about a "man named Charlie" who was doomed to "ride forever 'neath the streets of Boston" for want of a nickel to pay the fare to get off. In...

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