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These Old Eyes Have Seen It All Song Lyrics and Chords

 

These Old Eyes Have Seen It All Song Lyrics and Chords by George Jones

 

These Old Eyes Have Seen It All
Recorded by George Jones
Written by Curly Putman and Bucky Jones
Spoken:
C 
The old mans hair was white and his eyes looked tired
He drank his beer at a table all alone
But he smiled when I spoke to him so I sit down for awhile
I wound up sitting there the whole night long
Cause I could see he had a lifetime on his mind
So I just sat there and listened I was glad to take the time
Then he said...
C 
I saw Jimmy Rodgers yodel on the  
F 
stage
 
And I saw  
G7 
Hank when they walked him to his  
C 
grave
I saw a country boy from Memphis
 
Change the  
F 
world with rock and roll
 
And  
G7 
these old eyes have seen it  
C 
all
Then he said...
 
I saw friends of mine on foreign soil die  
F 
proud
 
I saw  
G7 
things over there son that I still can't talk  
C 
about
 
I saw a crazy man named Hitler and his  
F 
army rise and fall
 
Yes  
G7 
these old eyes have seen it  
C 
all
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These 
 
 
G7 
old eyes have seen it  
C 
all
 
Now the  
F 
hands of time are writing on the  
G7 
wall
F 
Telling me I  
G7 
won't have long  
C 
waiting till my Jesus to  
F 
calls
G7 
These old eyes have seen it  
C 
all
 
I saw my sweet Mary love me  
F 
fifty 
 
years
 
With a  
G7 
trembling hand he wiped away a  
C 
tear
 
He said my memories of Mary are the  
F 
sweetest I recall
 
And  
G7 
these old eyes have seen it  
C 
all
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These old  
G7 
eyes have seen it  
C 
all
 
They saw a  
F 
man walk on the moon and come back  
G7 
home
 
And  
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I know it won't b
G7 
e very long unti
C 
l I hear my Jesu
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call
G7 
These old eyes have seen it  
C 
all
 
Son  
G7 
these old eyes have seen it  
C 
all

 

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Who sang the the song These Old Eyes Have Seen It All?
- The song These Old Eyes Have Seen It All was sang by George Jones.

 

Who is George Jones?
- George Glenn Jones (September 12, 1931 - April 26, 2013) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He achieved international fame for his long list of hit records, including his best-known song "He Stopped Loving Her Today", as well as his distinctive voice and phrasing. For the last two decades of his life, Jones was frequently referred to as the greatest living country singer. Country music scholar Bill Malone writes, "For the two or three minutes consumed by a song, Jones immerses himself so completely in its lyrics, and in the mood it conveys, that the listener can scarcely avoid becoming similarly involved." Waylon Jennings expressed a similar opinion in his song "It's Alright": "If we all could sound like we wanted to, we'd all sound like George Jones." The shape of his nose and facial features earned Jones the nickname "The Possum".Born in Texas, Jones first heard country music when he was seven, and was given a guitar at the age of nine. He married his first wife, Dorothy Bonvillion, in 1950, and was divorced in 1951. He served in the United States Marine Corps and was discharged in 1953. He married Shirley Ann Corley in 1954. In 1959, Jones recorded "White Lightning", written by J. P. Richardson, which launched his career as a singer. His second marriage ended in divorce in 1968 he married fellow country music singer Tammy Wynette a year later. Years of alcoholism compromised his health and led to his missing many performances, earning him the nickname "No Show Jones". After his divorce from Wynette in 1975, Jones married his fourth wife, Nancy Sepulvado, in 1983 and became sober for good in 1999. Jones died in 2013, aged 81, from hypoxic respiratory failure.
George Jones has been called "The Rolls Royce Of Country Music" and had more than 160 chart singles to his name from 1955 until his death in 2013.
Johnny Cash once said, "When people ask me who my favorite country singer is, I say, 'You mean besides George Jones?'"

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