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I Grow Old Too Fast And Smart Too Slow Song Lyrics and Chords

Johnny Paycheck

 

I Grow Old Too Fast And Smart Too Slow Song Lyrics and Chords by Johnny Paycheck

 

I Grow Old Too Fast And Smart Too Slow
Recorded by Johnny Paycheck
Written by John Raymond Long
A/A time 
C 
Well I grew old too fast and  
F 
smart way too  
C 
slow
 
Woke up this morning had nowhere left to  
G7 
go
 
I  
C 
know every rock and every  
F 
curve in life’s old  
C 
road
 
Cause I grew old too fast and  
G7 
smart way too  
C 
slow 
 
 
G7 
 
Yes I  
C 
woke up this morning  
F 
what did I  
C 
see
 
Nothing but a shell of what I used to  
G7 
be
C 
Now comes the harvest of  
F 
seeds old Jolly  
C 
Stone
 
I let my age slip upon me but if I’d  
G7 
been looking Lord I’da  
C 
known
 
I’d grow old too fast and  
F 
smart too  
C 
slow
 
Woke up this morning had nowhere left to  
G7 
go
 
I  
C 
know every curve every  
F 
rock in life’s old  
C 
road
 
Cause I grew old too fast and  
G7 
smart too damn  
C 
slow
Repeat #1

 
Yes I grew  
C 
old too fast and  
G7 
smart way too  
F 
slo
C 
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FAQ

 

Who sang the the song I Grow Old Too Fast And Smart Too Slow?
– The song I Grow Old Too Fast And Smart Too Slow was sang by Johnny Paycheck.

 

Who is Johnny Paycheck?
– Johnny Paycheck (born Donald Eugene Lytle May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003) was an American country music singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and Grand Ole Opry member notable for recording the David Allan Coe song “Take This Job and Shove It”. He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a force in country music’s “outlaw movement” popularized by artists Hank Williams Jr., Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver, and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career slowed due to drug, alcohol and legal problems. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s and his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000. In 1980, Paycheck appeared on the PBS music program Austin City Limits (season 5).