Original Song – “Walkin’ Shoes”

Walkin’ Shoes is a fictional, bluesy little song about a guy whose relationship has just fallen apart, as his girlfriend has left and given him his walkin’ papers, “I was walkin’ down the street just the other day, I was walkin’ with my Baby when I heard her say, Don’t feel bad but I’ve got some news, You better put on your walkin’ shoes, Cause I’m leavin’, Oh I’m ‘a leavin’, And my Baby’s got me singing the blues.”  We all go through good times and bad in life and we never know what tomorrow brings us, so all we can try to do is try to be better today than we were yesterday.  Always remember, it’s not that we’ve stumbled in life that matters – it’s how we’ve recovered that counts!

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This is a fun, little original song of mine from Set One that I recorded back in 1996 that turned out pretty well. It’s the fictional story of a guy given his walkin’ papers by his girlfriend ~ he then has to put on his walkin’ shoes and go out into the world and look for a new love ~ enjoy! ♡ 🙂 Mark

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(Note: Emailed versions of these songs lose their chord alignment and formatting, so refer to the original post and/or the scanned lyric sheet as your guide!)

"Walkin' Shoes" - "Pages Of Life", Collected Works Volume XII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Walkin’ Shoes

“Pages Of Life”, Collected Works Volume XII, Copyright 1992, Mark D. Jones, All Rights Reserved

Verse One:

        E

I was walkin’ down the street just the other day

        E

I was walkin’ with my Baby when I heard her say

E

Don’t feel bad but I’ve got some news

      E

You better put on your walkin’ shoes

               A                      E

Cause I’m leavin’, Oh I’m ‘a leavin’

            G        A                         E

And my Baby’s got me singin’ the blues     (x3)

Verse Two:

  E

I couldn’t understand what she had to say

  E

I couldn’t understand why she said it that way

  E

I went back home after hearin’ the news

       E

And dusted off my walkin’ shoes

               A                             E

And I’m ‘a walkin’, Oh yea I’m ‘a walkin’

            G        A                         E

And my Baby’s got me singin’ the blues     (x3)

Verse Three:

  E

I never ever thought it could happen to me

  E

I never ever thought that I would see

  E

I never ever thought I’d be singin’ the blues

      E

But here I am in my walkin’ shoes

            A                             E

And I’m walkin’, Oh yea I’m ‘a walkin’

            G        A                         E

And my Baby’s got me singin’ the blues     (x3)

Verse Four:

             E

Now I’m standin’ on the street just singin’ the blues

E

Standin’ on the street in my walkin’ shoes

E

Miles ahead and miles behind

E

Hopin’ someday that I will find

          A                         E

A new lady, Oh yea a little lady

       G         A                     E

And then I’ll stop singin’ the blues     (x4)

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2 thoughts on “Original Song – “Walkin’ Shoes”

  1. Mark,

    A wonderful Bluesy song, sad but it does happen. Sometimes in a cruel way as in this song.

    It makes you ask yourself, who could be so cold? Who could just walk away? I know that I am blessed with a husband that would never make that statement and that make me grateful. I guess that puts it in better terms, Walkin’ Shoes make me grateful knowing I have someone who would never do that to me, and to whom I could never do it to.

    Love in Christ,

    Jade

  2. Jade,

    It’s one of your many blessings that you’re in such a loving and committed relationship! ♥ I too, have been blessed in the 27 years I’ve been married to my wife!

    Life often takes twists and turns that aren’t of our making – and all we can do is try our best to reflect who we truly are to those we love. Often in the darkest clouds a silver lining appears, which we would have never seen if it hadn’t been for the storm we just went through…

    Love in Christ,

    Mark

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