Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues Lyrics

Willie Nelson


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Danny O'Keefe
album: Track 3 in album City of New Orleans
release date: 1984
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 2:55

Cover Art

Willie Nelson City of New Orleans cover art
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Everybody's gone away said they're moving 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'll waste your 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

You know my heart keeps telling me you're not a kid at thirty-three
You play around you lose your wife you 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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 City of New Orleans
  • 2 Just Out of Reach
  • 3 Good Time Charlie's Got the Blues
  • 4 Why Are You Picking on Me?
  • 5 She's Out of My Life
  • 6 Cry
  • 7 Please Come to Boston
  • 8 It Turns Me Inside Out
  • 9 Wind Beneath My Wings
  • 10 Until It's Time for You to Go