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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: August 29, 2006
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Note: Capo the 1st fret and play these chords ignoring the sharp symbol.


    OLD VIOLIN    Johnny Paycheck

               C#   F#                C#
Well I can't recall    one time in my life,
C#                 G#           C#
I've felt as lonely   as I do tonight.
C#
I feel like I could lay down,
F#             C#
And get up no more.
C#
Its the damnedest feelin', 
G#                C#
I never felt it before.


           C#   F#                C#
Tonight I feel      like an old violin.
                     G#                   C#
Soon to be put away     and never played again.
C#
Don't ask me why I feel like this, 
F#                C#
    Hell, I can't say.
      F#           C#      G#           C#
I only wish this feeling would just go away.
                       F#                                 C#
I guess its 'cause the truth is the hardest thing I ever faced,
                 F#         C#            G#
'Cause you can't change the truth in the slightest way.
F#m            C#
    I tried


C#
So I asked myself...I said John,
F#                    C#      
Where do you go from here?
C#                               G#                       C#     
Then like a damn fool I turned around and looked in the mirror,
             C#    F#            C#
And there I saw        an old violin.
                 G#                      C#   
Soon to be put away, and never played again.
C# 
So one more time, just to be sure,
F#               C#                                         F#
    I said John,     where in the hell do you go from here?
C#                                             G#
And you know there wasn't a nickel's worth of difference,
                      C#
When I looked in the mirror. That's when I knew.


             C#    F#            C#
And there I saw        an old violin.
                     G#                    C#   
Soon to be put away,     and never played again.
C#
And just like that it hit me, 
C#
'Cause that old violin and I were just alike.

We'd give our all to music,
     G#                   C#      C#  G# C#
And soon, we'll give our lives
 


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