Taxi Karaoke - Harry Chapin

This title is a cover of Taxi as made famous by Harry Chapin

Formats included:


The CDG format (also called CD+G or MP3+G) is suitable for most karaoke machines. It includes an MP3 and synchronized lyrics.

This universal format works with almost any device (Windows, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, Connected TVs...)

This format is tailored for Windows Media Player which is setup by default on most Windows computers.

This format is suitable for KaraFun Player, a free karaoke software. It allows you to turn on or off the backing vocals, lead vocals, and change the pitch or tempo.

Your purchase allows you to download your video in all of these formats as often as you like.


With backing vocals (with or without vocals in the KFN version)

Tempo: variable (around 117 BPM)

In the same key as the original: C, D

Duration: 06:56 - Preview at: 02:12

Release date: 1972
Genres: Folk, In English
Original songwriter: Harry Chapin

All files available for download are reproduced tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics Taxi

It was rainin' hard in Frisco
I needed one more fare to make my night
A lady up ahead waved to flag me down she got in at the light
Oh where ya goin' to my lady blue
It's a shame you ruined your gown in the rain
She just looked out the window
She said
Sixteen Parkside Lane
Somethin' about her was familiar
I could swear I've seen her face before
But she said
I'm sure you're mistaken
And she didn't say anything more
It took a while but she looked in the mirror
Then she glanced at the license for my name
A smile seemed to come to her slowly
It was a sad smile just the same
And she said how are ya Harry
I said how are ya Sue
Through the too many miles and the too little smiles
I still remember you
It was somewhere in a fairy tale
I used to take her home in my car
We learned about love in the back of a Dodge
The lesson hadn't gone too far
Ya see she was gonna be an actress and I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
I took off to find the sky
Oh I've got something inside me to drive a princess blind
There's a wild man wizard
He's hiding in me illuminating my mind
Oh I've got something inside me not what my life's about
'Cos I've been letting my outside tide me over 'till my time runs out
There was not much more for us to talk about
Whatever we had once was gone
So I turned my cab into the driveway
Past the gate and the fine trimmed lawns
And she said we must get together
But I knew it'd never be arranged
Then she hands me twenty dollars for a two fifty fare
She said
Harry keep the change
Well another man might have been angry
And another man might have been hurt
But another man never would've let her go
I stashed the bill in my shirt
And she walked away in silence
It's strange how you never know
But we'd both gotten what we'd asked for such a long long time ago
Ya see she was gonna be an actress and I was gonna learn to fly
She took off to find the footlights
I took off for the sky
And here she is acting happy inside her handsome home
And me I'm flying in my taxi takin' tips and getting stoned
I go flying so high when I'm stoned

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