Year: 1985 -
Written by Leonard Ahlstrom/Eddie Carswell
Intro: G G/F# Em Em7 C D G G It was almost Christmas time, Em G There I stood in another line, C D Trying to buy that last Gift or two, Am7 Dsus D Not really in the Christmas mood. G G Standing right in front of me, Em G Was a little boy waiting anxiously, C D Pacing round Like little boys do, Am7 Dsus D G And in his hands he held a pair of shoes. Em D And his clothes were worn and old, Em D He was dirty from head to toe Am7 G/B And when it came his time to pay, G Dsus D I couldn?t believe what I heard him say. A E Sir, I want to buy these shoes, F F For my momma please, D E A2 (F E) It's Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size. A E Could your hurry Sir, F F Daddy says there not much time, D E You see she's been sick for quite awhile D E And I know these shoes will make her smile D E E And I want her to look beautiful Bm7 A D E A (E F D2) If momma meets Jesus tonight A A They counted pennies for what seemed like years, F F Then the cashier said son there's not enough here, D E He searched his pockets frantically, Bm7 E E Then he turned and looked at me. A A He said, Momma made Christmas good at our house, F F Though most years she just did without, D E Tell me Sir what am I gonna do Bm7 E E A Some how I?ve got to buy her these Christmas shoes. F E So I laid the money down, F E I just had to help him out, D E And I?ll never forget the look on his face D When he said mommas gonna look so great. B F Sir, I want to buy these shoes, G#B G For my momma please, E F B2 (G#B F) It's Christmas eve and these shoes are just her size. B F Could your hurry Sir, G#B G#B Daddy says there not much time, E F You see she's been sick for quite awhile E F And I know these shoes will make her smile E F And I want her to look beautiful C BM7 E F B If momma meets Jesus tonight C Bm7 I knew I?d caught a glimpse of heaven?s love F G#B As thanked me and ran out A E F F I knew that God had sent that little boy to remind me C F What Christmas is all about.