MY OLD SHOES          

 

She said that she'd never been so lonesome     
She said she's sorry she’d been so untrue
She said if I had only made her happy
Some other man would not be wearing my old shoes

She told me that her mother never liked me
Nor her sister, nor her daddy too
She said I had no friends and our time was at an end
Just because of all the things I didn’t do
Yes just because of all the things I didn’t do

Now I always did like her mother

And her sister and her daddy too
But I didn't mow that lawn and I didn't build that barn
And these are just two of the things I didn’t do
Yeah... these are just two of the things I didn’t do

Well I hope that someday when you get married

That you love your family just like I do

But don’t forget there is sometimes a price you have to pay

And there are always things you should and shouldn’t do

So don’t forget to pay attention to others

But always to your own self be true

And if things don’t work out right though you labour day and night

Your best will always be the best that you can do


So remember son, if you ever do get married

I know you’ll love your family just like I do
But if you don’t mow that lawn and if you don’t build that barn
Some other man could end up wearing your old shoes
Just because of all the things you didn’t do
Yeah …just because of all the things you didn’t do


 © Errol Walsh & Peter Byrne