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Good time charlie's got the blues ( danny o'keefe )

COVERED BY ELVIS

Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
the valentine pieces

recording year: 1972
originally by: Danny O'Keefe

originally written by: danny o'keef
catalognumber: sp 70006
label: signpost

Name: Danny O'Keefe
Born: 1943
Country: United States



Composer Danny O'Keefe recorded this number on no less than three separate occasions. He probably recorded the first version in 1967, either for the Jerden label, or for Piccadilly, but it was not released; then came a version on the Cotillion label in 1971; finally O'Keefe recorded his hit version for the Signpost label in 1972. In the meantime, however, a relatively unknown group called The Bards, from Moses Lake, Washington, recorded the number and released it in January 1969 on the Jerden label (Jerden 907) and a few months later on the Parrot label (Parrot 45-337).
Elvis did not sing the lines "I got my pills to ease the pain, Can't find a thing to ease my brain." Well, that's what you read everywhere, but according to The Bards' guitarist, Mardi Sheridan, the lines were, in fact, "Got my pills to ease the pain, Can't find a thing to ease the rain."

Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
performed by:
Danny O'Keefe



Everybody's gone away
Said they're movin to L.A.
There's not a soul I know around
Everybody's leavin' town

Some caught a freight, some caught a plane
Find the sunshine leave the rain
They said this town will waste your time
I guess they're right, it's wasting mine

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

( instrumental )

You know my heart keeps tellin' me
You're not a kid at thirty-three
You play around you'll lose your wife
You play too long you'll lose your life

I got my pills to ease the pain
Canít find a thing to ease the rain
Iíd love to try and settle down
But everybodyís leaving town

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues




Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues
performed by:
Elvis Presley



Everybody's gone away
Said they're movin to L.A.
There's not a soul I know around
Everybody's leavin' town

Some caught a freight, some caught a plane
Find the sunshine leave the rain
They said this town will waste your time
I guess they're right, it's wasting mine

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

( instrumental )

You know my heart keeps tellin' me
You're not a kid at thirty-three
You play around you'll lose your wife
You play too long you'll lose your life

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

( instrumental )

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

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