Charlie’s shoes    (video)    (intro)    (midi)

 

    E - A

 

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1. I'd like to be in Charlie's shoes, that's what I always said,

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    ’cause he had you and everything tied with a golden thread.

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    Oh, Charlie left and went away and when I got the news,

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    it wasn't long till I was walking round in Charlie's shoes.

 

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Now I'm wearing out the shoes that Charlie wore,

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just walking back and forth across the floor.

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The troubles that drove him away I've got for company,

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these nights in Charlie's shoes are killing me.

 

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2. The greener grass that turned my head so swiftly did turn brown,

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    ’cause every little dream I built she's always tearing down.

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    I never knew old Charlie's shoes could have so many tacks

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    of disappointing sorrows and I wish he had them back.

 

+  CHORUS   + E - A

 

(orig. = no capo; midi = capo 7th)    (Billy Walker)