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    Only Daddy That'll Walk the Line

    Ivy J. Bryant, as performed by Waylon Jennings

     

    Note:  Guitars in original recording were tuned down 1/2 step, and song was played in Eb.

     

    Chord Guide

           231

    E:    022100

           123

    A:   x02220

           213 4

    B7:   x21202

     

     

                >       >

            B   D   D U D U

    Strum:  1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +

     

     

    Intro:  / E - - - / x4

     

    E (4)

    Everybody knows you've been steppin' on my toes and I'm

    gettin' pretty tired of it

                         A (4)

    You keep a-steppin' out of line, you're messin' with my mind, if you

    had any sense you'd quit

     

    Chorus:

    B7 (6)

    'Cause ever since you were a little bitty teeny girl

    You said I was the only man in this whole world

    Now you better do some thinkin' then you'll find

                      E (hold 2½)

    You got the only daddy that'll walk the line

     

    / E - - - / x4

     

                   E (4)

    I keep a workin' every day all you want to is play

    I'm tired of stayin' out all night

           A (4)

    I'm comin' unglued from your funny little moods

    Now honey baby that ain't right

     

    Chorus

     

    / E - - - / x4

     

    Instrumental Verse and Chorus

     

    / E - - - / x4

     

                       E (4)

    You keep a packin' up my clothes nearly everybody knows

    That you're still just a-puttin' me on

               A (4)

    But when I start a walkin' gonna hear you start a squawkin'

    And beggin' me to come back home

     

    Chorus

     

    / E - - - / x2

     

                      E (hold 2½)

    You got the only daddy that'll walk the line

     

    / E - - - / x4

     

    End on E

     


    This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.