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Charley's Picture lyrics and chords

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Charley's Picture lyrics and chords are intended for your personal use only, it's a pretty country song recorded by Porter Wagoner.

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Charley's Picture
Recorded by Porter Wagoner
Written by Larry Kingston and Frank Dycus

G C G
A wino we called Charley had a picture
D7
That he wore around his neck upon a chain
G C G
But you couldn't see the face in Charley's picture
D7 G
Just long brown hair and a poem in the frame

C G
We tried and tried to see old Charley's picture
D7
But we couldn't even tempt him with the wine
G C G
His shaking hands would tightly grip the picture
D7 G
And he'd recite the poem one more time

C G
You grace this frame the picture of perfection
D7
While I'm the perfect picture of disgrace
G C G
And upon your name I'll swear until I'm worthy
D7 G
I forbid my eyes to look upon your face

C G
Old Charley froze to death one Sunday morning
D7
We found him and I guess you know the rest
G C G
Someone removed the poem from his picture
D7 G
And the chilling truth lay framed upon his chest

Spoken:

C G
As I knelt beside his body
D7
The picture lay there before my anxious eyes
G C G
And with trembling lips I whispered the words of Charley's poem

Sung:
D7 G
As I stared into the face of Jesus Christ

Repeat #3

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