Dead Mans Boots chords with lyrics by Sting - Easy chords and tabs for guitar

Sting – Dead Mans Boots chords

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[Intro]

|  F  |  C  |  %  |  %  | x2

[Verse 1]

F CYou see these work boots in my hands, they'll probably fit you now my son
Bb C Dm Gm Gm7 C7Take them, they're a gift from me, why don't you try them on?
F CIt would do your old man good to see you walking in these boots one day
Bb C Dm Gm C7 C FAnd take your place among the men who work upon the slipway
[Chorus]
C FThese dead man's boots, though they're old and curled
Bb FWhen a feller needs a job and a place in the world
Bb C Dm Gm (Let it ring)And it's time for a man to put down roots
C7 CAnd walk to the river in his old man's boots
[Intro Half] (Do this once, instead of twice like you do at first) | F | C | % | % | [Verse 2]
F CHe said, "I'm nearly done and asking this, that you do one final thing for me
Bb C Dm Gm Gm7 CYou're barely but a sapling, and you think that you're a tree
F CIf you need a seed to prosper, you must first put down some roots
Bb C Dm Gm C FJust one foot then the other in these dead man's boots"
[Chorus]
C F These dead man's boots know their way down the hill
Bb FThey could walk there themselves and they probably will
Bb C Dm GmThere's a place for you there to sink your roots
C7 CAnd take a walk to the river in his old man's boots
[Mini Bridge] | F | D# | [Verse 3]
Bb F Gm CI said, "Why in the hell would I do that? And why would I agree?"
Bb C Dm Gm Gm7 C7When his hand was all that I'd received, as far as I remember
Bb F Gm CIt's not as if he'd spoiled me with his kindness up to then you see
Bb C Dm Gm C FI'd a plan of me own and I'd quit this place when I came of age September
[Chorus]
C F These dead man's boots know their way down the hill
Bb FThey could walk there themselves and they probably will
Bb C Dm GmI'd plenty of choices, and plenty other routes
C7 CAnd he'd never see me walking in these dead man's boots
[Mini Bridge] | F | D# | [Verse 4] (Variates a little from Verse 3)
Bb F Gm CWhat was it made him think I'd be happy ending up like him?
Bb C Dm Gm Gm7 C7When he'd hardly got two half pennies left, or a broken pot to piss in
Bb F Gm CHe wanted this same thing for me, was that his final wish?
Bb C Dm Gm C (Root note)He said, "What the hell are you going to do?"
N.CI said, "Anything but this!"
F (Listen to the song to know where to play it) [Outro]
C FThese dead man's boots know their way down the hill
Bb FThey can walk there themselves and they most likely will
Bb FBut they won't walk with me because I'm off the other way
Bb FI've had it up to here, I'm going to have my say
Bb FWhen all you've got left is that cross on the wall
Bb FI want nothing from you, I want nothing at all
Gm FNot a pension nor a pittance, when your whole life is through
Bb CGet this through your head, I'm nothing like you
Bb Bb Gm (Let Ring)I'm done with all the arguments, there'll be no more dispute
C G# Gm F (Rings until finishes) And you'll die before you see me in your dead man's boots
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