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Dwight Yoakam - Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------#


Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
Written by Danny O'Keefe
Performed by Dwight Yoakum on "Under the Covers" CD
Transcribed by Keith Reding

Personally I like the original version better than Dwight's version.  The
chords, however, are from the Dwight CD.  I do not know what key it was
done originally.  It sounds great if you develop a picking pattern for the
chords since it is a relatively slow song.  Here is an the picking patter I
use.  

* = 1 beat in 4/4 time. Each space is a 1/16 note.  Tempo is about 70 - 80
beats per minute.
G
  *   *   *   *   
e-----------------|
B-----0-----------|
G-----0-----------|   Repeat 1X
D-------0h2-0----0|
A----2--------0h2-|
E-3---------------|

C
  *   *   *   *   
e------------------|
B-----0------------|
G-----0-0h2-0-----0|   Repeat 1X
D---2----------0h2-|
A-3----------------|
E------------------|

D
  *   *   *   *   
e-----2--0--------|
B-----3-3---3---3-|
G---2----------2--|   Repeat 1X
D-0-----------0---|
A-----------------|
E-----------------|


Play the pickin patter for each chord listed below.


NC                    G
Everybody gone away
                        C
Said they're moving' to LA
                           D
There's not a Soul I know around
                    G
Everybody's leavin' town

                                    G
Some caught a freight some caught a plane
                            C
find the sunshine leave the rain
                                   D
they say this town will waste your time
                                G
I guess they're right it wasted mine

Chorus
G (one strum)                Am (one strum)
Some got to win, some got to lose
D                           G
Good Time Charlie's got the blues
D                          G
Good Time Charlie's got the blues


Verse 3

                        G
Everybody keeps tellin' me
                    C
You're not a kid a 33
                                  D
You play around you'll lose your wife
                                   G
You play too long you'll lose your life


Verse 4 
                          G
Got my pills to ease the pain
                                C
Can't find a thing to stop the rain
                           D
I'd like tryin' to settle down
                        G
But everybody's leavin' town.

Repeat Chorus


Keith Reding
St. Louis, MO
reding@mcione.com



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