Shoeshine Man Song Lyrics and Chords

Tom T. Hall

Tom T. Hall - Shoeshine Man

 

Shoeshine Man Song Lyrics and Chords by Tom T. Hall

 

Shoeshine Man
Written and Recorded by Tom T. Hall
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Well I met a man in Montgomery Alabama
 
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waitin’ on a bus and he was shinin’  
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shoes

And I heard him say

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I’m a shoeshine  
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man number one in the land
 
A shoeshine  
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man make you shine where you  
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stand
 
Leave me a  
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tip if you can I’m a shoeshine  
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man

Well I can sing I can dance I can play the harmonica too

 
I got a  
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brand new thing on the South Side Montgomery  
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You better  
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stick around and watch me cause I’m an entertainin’  
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fool
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Well I learned my trade from that rag-poppin’ daddy o’mine

 
He shined  
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twelve alligators made a hundred dollar bill one  
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time
 
So when the  
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meat gets scarce I shine two or three pairs for a  
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dime
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I had a girl that helped me she had a lotta hoochy coochy ways
 
She was  
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bumpin’ and grindin’ paid that girl a dollar a  
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day
 
But she was  
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shy on age and the law come and took her  
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away
Repeat #2

 

FAQ

 

Who sang the the song Shoeshine Man?
– The song Shoeshine Man was sang by Tom T. Hall.

 

Who is Tom T. Hall?
– Thomas T. Hall (born May 25, 1936) is an American country music songwriter, singer, instrumentalist, novelist, and short-story writer. He has written 12 No. 1 hit songs, with 26 more that reached the Top 10, including the No. 1 international pop crossover smash “Harper Valley PTA” and the hit “I Love”, which reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100. He is included in Rolling Stones list of 100 Greatest Songwriters. He became known to fans as “The Storyteller,” thanks to his storytelling skills in his songwriting.

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