Written by Fuentes Murat/Junior Kimbrough
Intro: A B7 E E A Everybody's gone away, says they're moving to la, B7 E there ain't a soul I know around, everybody's leaving town. E Some caught a freight, some caught a plane, E7 A to find the sunshine, leave the rain. B7 They say this town will waste your mind, E must be right, 'cause it wasted mine. A B7 Some got to win, some got to lose, E A B7 E Good Time Charlie's got the blues. E A My whole heart keeps telling me, you ain no kid at thirty-three, B7 E play around and lose your wife, play too long and lose your life. E I've got my pills to ease the pain, E7 A ain't found a thing to reach the rain, B7 some time I'd like to try and settle down, E but everybody's leaving town. A B7 Some got to win, some got to lose, E A B7 E Good Time Charlie's got the blues.
See also:Paul Simon & Garfunkel - The Boxer James Taylor - Fire and Rain Don McLean - Vincent Dolly Parton - Jolene The Band - The Weight Willie Nelson - Blue eyes crying in the rain
Other versions:Waylon Jennings - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues Elvis Presley - Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues Charlie Rich - Good Time Charlies Got The Blues