Guitar chords with lyrics
Intro: | FF | CC | % | % | x2 Verse 1: FF CC You see these work boots in my hands, they’ll probably fit you now my son BbBb CC DmDm GmGm Gm7Gm7 C7C7 Take them, they’re a gift from me, why don’t you try them on? FF CC It would do your old man good to see you walking in these boots one day BbBb CC DmDm GmGm C7C7 CC FF And take your place among the men who work upon the slipway
Chorus: CC FF These dead man’s boots, though they’re old and curled BbBb FF When a feller needs a job and a place in the world BbBb CC DmDm GmGm (Let it ring) And it’s time for a man to put down roots C7C7 CC And walk to the river in his old man’s boots Intro Half: (Do this once, instead of twice like you do at first) | FF | CC | % | % | Verse 2: FF CC He said, "I’m nearly done and asking this, that you do one final thing for me BbBb CC DmDm GmGm Gm7Gm7 CC You’re barely but a sapling, and you think that you’re a tree FF CC If you need a seed to prosper, you must first put down some roots BbBb CC DmDm GmGm CC FF Just one foot then the other in these dead man’s boots"
Chorus: CC FF These dead man’s boots know their way down the hill BbBb FF They could walk there themselves and they probably will BbBb CC DmDm GmGm There’s a place for you there to sink your roots C7C7 CC And take a walk to the river in his old man’s boots Mini Bridge: | FF | D#D# | Verse 3: BbBb FF GmGm CC I said, "Why in the hell would I do that? And why would I agree?" BbBb CC DmDm GmGm Gm7Gm7 C7C7 When his hand was all that I’d received, as far as I remember BbBb FF GmGm CC It’s not as if he’d spoiled me with his kindness up to then you see BbBb CC DmDm GmGm CC FF I’d a plan of me own and I’d quit this place when I came of age September Chorus: CC FF These dead man’s boots know their way down the hill BbBb FF They could walk there themselves and they probably will BbBb CC DmDm GmGm I’d plenty of choices, and plenty other routes C7C7 CC And he’d never see me walking in these dead man’s boots Mini Bridge: | FF | D#D# | Verse 4: (Variates a little from Verse 3) BbBb FF GmGm CC What was it made him think I’d be happy ending up like him? BbBb CC DmDm GmGm Gm7Gm7 C7C7 When he’d hardly got two half pennies left, or a broken pot to piss in BbBb FF GmGm CC He wanted this same thing for me, was that his final wish? BbBb CC DmDm GmGm CC (Root note) He said, "What the hell are you going to do?" N.C I said, "Anything but this!" FF (Listen to the song to know where to play it) Outro: CC FF These dead man’s boots know their way down the hill BbBb FF They can walk there themselves and they most likely will BbBb FF But they won’t walk with me because I’m off the other way BbBb FF I’ve had it up to here, I’m going to have my say BbBb FF When all you’ve got left is that cross on the wall BbBb FF I want nothing from you, I want nothing at all GmGm FF Not a pension nor a pittance, when your whole life is through BbBb CC Get this through your head, I’m nothing like you BbBb BbBb GmGm (Let Ring) I’m done with all the arguments, there’ll be no more dispute CC G#G# GmGm FF (Rings until finishes) And you’ll die before you see me in your dead man’s boots
Dead Mans Boots chords
"Dead Man's Boots" is a song written by Sting. He included "Dead Man's Boots" on his "The Last Ship" album from 2013.