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Okeefe Danny – Good Time Charlies Got The Blues tab
# Date: Fri, 8 Nov 1996 17:11:21 -0800 From: Reggie Kenner
Subject: Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues by Danny O'Keefe I looked everywhere for the lyrics to this tune and finally someone sent them to me. It is a great tune played with a little steady bass strum and easy finger-picking. As the person who sent the lyrics said of the refrain...There's sort of a universal truth there somewhere. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues By Danny O'keefe G Everybody's gone away C I hear they're moving to LA D7 There ain't a soul I know around G Everybody'l leaving town Some caught a freight, some took a plane Catch the sunshine, leave the rain They say this town'll waste your time I guess they know, it's wasting mine Refrain: G Some gotta win C D7 Some gotta lose G Good time Charlie's got the blues My crazy heart keeps telling me You're not a kid at thirty-three Play around you lose your wife Play too long you lose your life I've got my pills to ease the pain Ain't found nothing to ease the rain Someday I'd like to settle down But everybody's leaving town Since I can't figure out how to draw the tab The whole song is a finger picking strum from G (Alternating the E and D strings for the bass line) Hammering on the D and B strings (to Am7 moving your bass line up to the Dand G strings) Moving your Am7 up 2 frets adding the B string between beats with the Dand G strings Hammering on back at Am7 with the D and B strings (bass still on the D&G strings) Back to G and the original bass line. You can follow this strum (if you can follow it at all) to the last line of both the verses and the refrain where it goes to D7 and the Gand B strings slide up 2 frets and back down to D7 play the Gstring open Hammer on the D and Back to The original bass strum at G I make it sound harder than it is. It is a basic finger picking strum.