Porter Wagoner

Charleys Picture

Porter Wagoner

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Charleys Picture

	  		
Intro: C# 

C#                 F#            C#  
A wino we called Charley had a picture 
                                      G# 
That he wore around his neck upon a chain 
          C#              F#                 C#  
But you couldn't see the face in Charley's picture 
                            G#          C# 
Just long brown hair and a poem in the frame 

C#                    F#                  C#  
We tried and tried to see old Charley's picture 
                                         G# 
But we couldn't even tempt him with the wine 
      C#                  F#               C# 
His shaking hands would tightly grip the picture 
                     G#            C# 
And he'd recite the poem one more time 
    
C#                         F#         C# 
You grace this frame the picture of affection 
                                    G#  
While I'm the perfect picture of disgrace 
     C#                  F#              C#      
And upon your name I'll swear until I'm worthy 
                     G#             C   A 
I forbid my eyes to look upon your face 

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 D                     G                D 
Old Charley froze to death one Sunday morning 
                                       A 
We found him and I guess you know the rest 
      D                G              D 
Some-one removed the poem from his picture 
                             A               D 
And the chilling truth lay framed upon his chest 

(Spoken ? Same Chord Progression as above) 

As I knelt beside his body the picture 
                             
Lay there before my anxious eyes 
                  
And with trembling lips I whispered the words of Charley's poem 
            
As I stared into the face of Jesus Christ 

D                          G          D 
You grace this frame the picture of affection 
                                    A  
While I'm the perfect picture of disgrace 
                          G               D      
And upon your name I'll swear until I'm worthy 
                     A              D 
I forbid my eyes to look upon your face 
		  

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