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Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues

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(O'Keefe)

Information:
This song was written and recorded by Danny O'Keefe in 1972. Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues (Signpost 7006) reached #9 on the Hot 100 chart and #5 on the Easy-Listening chart. Sales exceeded one million copies. Elvis recorded Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues on December 13, 1973, at Stax Studios in Memphis. He sang it in concert on a number of occasions, but eliminated the lines "I got my pills to ease the pain, can't find a thing to ease the rain."

Lyrics:

Everybody's gone away, said they're movin' to L.A.
There's not a soul I know around, everybody's leavin' town
Some caught a freight, some caught a plane
Found the sunshine leave the rain
They said this town's will waste your time
I guess they're right, it's wasting mine

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

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

1. (repeat)
Good time Charlie's got the blues


1. (repeat)
Good time Charlie's got the blues

Where it was released:
Released for the first time on the album Good Times 
 

LPs/CDs:

- Good Times (1974)

- Walk a Mile In My Shoes The Essential 70s Masters (1995) - box set

- Essential Elvis, Volume 5 Rhythm & Country (1998)

- The Country Side of Elvis (1999)

- From Elvis in Memphis; Promised Land; Moody Blue (2001)

- Country Collection (2001) Time Life

- Country Rock (2001)

- Nevada Nights (2008) - FTD

- From Sunset to Las Vegas (2009) - FTD

- Good Times (2009) - FTD

 

Bootleg Releases:

- Big Boss Man (1974) - No label

- Susie Q (1985) - Astra

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