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GOOD TIME CHARLIE'S GOT THE BLUES ~ DANNY O'KEEFE ~ (Lyrics)

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Uploaded on Sep 19, 2009

I have had this album for years, and I always thought every tune on it was special...while watching the rain and my sister' crepe myrtle tree, I thought of Good Time Charlie...this is another workstudy as I explore the possibilities with effects and transitions.

O'Keefe is an album by singer-songwriter Danny O'Keefe, released in 1972 (see 1972 in music). It peaked at number 87 on the Billboard Pop albums chart. The lead-off single was "Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" which reached number 9 and was covered by numerous artists. "The Road" was covered by Jackson Browne on his album Running on Empty. O'Keefe was reissued in 2006 on the Wounded Bird label.

Thom Jurek states in his Allmusic review: "O'Keefe is utterly solid, so completely diverse and tight; it's a forgotten masterpiece."

[edit] Track listing
All songs by Danny O'Keefe unless otherwise noted.

1."Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues" 3:00
2."Shooting Star" 2:39
3."The Question (Obviously)" 3:39
4."Honky Tonkin'" (Hank Williams) 2:49
5."The Road" 3:49
6."Grease It" 3:16
7."An American Dream" 5:14
8."Louie the Hook vs. The Preacher" 3:37
9."The Valentine Pieces" 3:17
10."I'm Sober Now" 2:45
11."Roseland Taxi Dancer" 2:47
12."I Know You Really Love Me" 0:59
[edit] Personnel
Danny O'Keefe vocals, guitar
Hayword Bishop drums, percussion
David Brigati background vocals
Eddie Brigati background vocals
Gene Chrisman drums
Johnny Christopher guitar
Bobby Emmons organ
Shane Keister piano
Bobby Wood piano, electric piano
Reggie Young guitar
Leo LeBlanc steel guitar
Mike Leech bass
Irwin "Marky" Markowitz trumpet
Howard McNatt violin
Phil Olivella clarinet
Production notes:

Ahmet Erteg√ľn producer, mixing
Stan Kesler engineer
Gene Paul engineer
George Hunter design

Lyrics:

Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
Danny O'Keefe
Written by Danny O'Keefe

Peak chart position # 9 in 1972

Everybody's goin' away
Said they're movin' to LA
There's not a soul I know around
Everybody's leavin' town

Some caught a freight, some caught a plane
Find the sunshine, leave the rain
They said this town's a waste of time
I guess they're right, it's wastin' mine

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

Ya know my heart keeps tellin' me
"You're not a kid at thirty-three"
"Ya play around, ya lose your wife"
"Ya play too long, you lose your life"

I got my pills to ease the pain
Can't find a thing to ease the rain
I'd love to try and settle down
But everybody's leavin' town

Some gotta win, some gotta lose
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues
Good time Charlie's got the blues

(whistling to end)

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