Johnny Paycheck - "Old Violin"

Play with capo on 2nd fret.
Chord shapes are relative to position of capo.

Db = x32010 F# = x33211

Ab = 320003 F#m11 = 111111


Db F# Db
Well I can't recall one time in my life,
Db Ab Db
I've felt as lonely as I do tonight.

I feel like I could lay down,
F# Db
And get up no more.

Its the damnedest feelin',
Ab Db
I never felt it before.

Db F# Db
Tonight I feel like an old violin.
Ab Db
Soon to be put away and never played again.

Don't ask me why I feel like this,
F# Db
Hell, I can't say.
F# Db Ab Db
I only wish this feeling would just go away.
F# Db
I guess its 'cause the truth is the hardest thing I ever faced,
F# Db Ab
'Cause you can't change the truth in the slightest way.
F#m11 Db
I tried....

So I asked myself...I said John,
F# Db F#
Where do you go from here?
Db Ab Db F#
Then like a damn fool I turned around and looked in the mirror,
Db F# Db
And there I saw an old violin.
F# Db Ab Db F#
Soon to be put away, and never played again.
So one more time, just to be sure,
F# Db F#
I said John, where in the hell do you go from here?
Db Ab
And you know there wasn't a nickel's worth of difference,
When I looked in the mirror.
F# Db
Thats when I knew.

F# C
That there I was seein' an old violin.
F# C Ab Db F#
Soon to be put away and never played again.
And just like that it hit me,

'Cause that old violin and I were just alike.

We'd give our all to music,
Ab Db Ab Db
And soon, we'll give our lives....