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Slim Dusty - Lace Up Shoes (Chord)
Submitter: ray lawrence (2) on 1/1/10
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Capo 1st Fret
    
Intro:  G    (F)     C

Verse 1

 C                                   D
Let me tell you a little story bout the way things used to be
   G                           F  C
My Dad took me to Sydney back in 1943
F                                             C             AM
He said Son you're not wearing those , they'd call us bush galoots
  G                                       F                   C
If you went out and walked about in those high-heeled riding boots.

Chorus:

    F                                    C
But I stand back and laugh today at the way that times have changed
   F                                 C                    G
So many town-folk dressed as if they just stepped off the range
   F                      C                   AM
But that day back in 43 I could not pick and choose
   G                              F                C
The day me old man made me wear a pair of lace up shoes.


Verse 2

     C                              D
We went out  to regal Zonophone on Parramatta road
    G                                     F               C
We walked along Columbia lane where some famous feet have strode
         F                                     C               AM
But the man in charge was not impressed, Don't call us we'll call you
       G                                                F                 C
And to make things worse my feet still hurt from those dammed new lace-up shoes.

Verse 3

           C                                     D
And there were soldiers everywhere in town six o'clock was closing time
           G                                  F                 C
And if you didn't tip everywhere you went the yanks won all the time
       F                                          C                    AM
I was pushed along as I dreamed of home where the skies were clean and blue
     G                                      F                  C
Far away from this rat race in town and big mobs with lace-up shoes

Chorus:

    F                                   C
But I stand back and laugh today at the way that times have changed
  F                                 C                      G
So many town-folk dressed as if they just stepped off the range
  F                        C                  AM
But that day back in '43 I could not pick and choose
   G                              F                C
The day my old man made me wear a pair of lace-up shoes

Instrument:  G        F      C

Verse 4

   C                                          D
Now as I look back on the singing track since 1943
     G                                      F                   C
The harder I worked, you know old mate, the luckier I seemed to be
          F                                      C           AM
But I've always sung of the old home run in the best was that I knew
        G                                           F                  C
But I still feel bad when I think of Dad and those dammed new lace-up shoes.

Chorus:

     F                                   C
Yeah I stand back and laugh today at the way that times have changed
   F                                 C                       G
So many town-folk dressed as if they just stepped off the range
     F                               C                   AM
I've lived my life with few regrets, the same again I'd choose
       G                                           F                 C
And Be flat as a tack in this old felt hat with my pair of Williams shoes.


Outro:  G     F    C
 
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