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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


E:    022100


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



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




/ 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




/ 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.