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Sting – Dead Mans Boots chords
[Intro] | F | C | % | % | x2 [Verse 1]F CYou see these work boots in my hands, they'll probably fit you now my sonBb 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 dayBb 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 curledBb FWhen a feller needs a job and a place in the worldBb C Dm Gm (Let it ring)And it's time for a man to put down rootsC7 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 meBb C Dm Gm Gm7 CYou're barely but a sapling, and you think that you're a treeF CIf you need a seed to prosper, you must first put down some rootsBb 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 hillBb FThey could walk there themselves and they probably willBb C Dm GmThere's a place for you there to sink your rootsC7 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 rememberBb F Gm CIt's not as if he'd spoiled me with his kindness up to then you seeBb 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 hillBb FThey could walk there themselves and they probably willBb C Dm GmI'd plenty of choices, and plenty other routesC7 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 inBb 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 hillBb FThey can walk there themselves and they most likely willBb FBut they won't walk with me because I'm off the other wayBb FI've had it up to here, I'm going to have my sayBb FWhen all you've got left is that cross on the wallBb FI want nothing from you, I want nothing at allGm FNot a pension nor a pittance, when your whole life is throughBb CGet this through your head, I'm nothing like youBb Bb Gm (Let Ring)I'm done with all the arguments, there'll be no more disputeC G# Gm F (Rings until finishes) And you'll die before you see me in your dead man's boots