G C/G My dear helen it's been a while since we've talked. E5 A5 Charlie and i haven't been up to a whole lot. C/G C5 He's slowing down a little and my knee's acting up, C Am/G Yeah we're quite a pair of geezers moving slower than molasses. C/G D/A You'd be laughing if you saw us, you always loved to tease. G C/G I dug up an old bottle of your raspberry wine, E5 A5 So i'm slouched out on the porch-swing just taking my time. C/G C5 My mind keeps turning out these pictures of you, C Am/G You were dancing in the kitchen and i was enjoying my view. C/G D/A Oh charlie was squirming just two steps behind you. G C/G My dear helen do you remember when you said E5 A5 That you'd be waiting at the gates so you could sneak me in? C/G C5 Well it sure was funny but it still caught in my throat, C Am/G And when i think about it now, it still makes me choke. C/G D/A And i wonder if those gates would ever open up for me. G C/G Helen my dear, i do have something to tell. E5 A5 I don't know how to start so i guess i just will. C/G C5 See, these nights have been hot, it's that muggy sort of air. C Am/G Doesn't let me get to sleep so i usually just lie there C/G D/A On top of my quilt with charlie by my feet. G C/G Last night as i laid there frustrated and tired, E5 A5 I was sat up in my bed by the hens starting wild. C/G C5 I thought, 'that fox is back again, he's gonna rob me blind. C Am/G I don't know how he gets in but i'd better make him fly'. C/G D/A So i took my leaning rifle out the door. G C/G I fired off a shot aiming far into the heat. E5 A5 And as soon as it was flying i felt weak in my knees. C/G C5 I heard shoes turning gravel and then tires spitting rocks. C Am/G I heard a gasp for air and my stomach tied in knots. C/G C5 Charlie started whining with his tail between his legs. C Am/G We wandered out slow but my heart was breakin' ribs. C/G C5 I couldn't hear nothing and there was a girl lying twisted, C Am/G My hands were trembling and i felt that she was limp. C/G C5 Her pulse wasn't tapping so i felt sick to my stomach. C Am/G Charlie was frozen, so i went for a shovel C/G C5 And i buried her body, i didn't know what else to do. C Am/G If i'd only aimed a little higher if i'd only thought before i fired. C/G C5 I hope god can forgive me, i hope you forgive me too, C Am/G I'm just a tired old man just waiting to join you. C/G C5 So here i am slouched on this old porch swing, C Am/G Thinking about heaven, thinking about everything. C/G C5 So be waiting by those gates, you might need to sneak me in, C Am/G I don't know how they feel about us accidental killers. C/G C5 I don't know how they feel about us tired old men. C Am/G I don't know how they feel about us tired, old, murdering men. C/G C5 C Am/G I don't know how they feel about us tired, old, murdering men.