Marjorie Carpenter

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Song Description

Lessons learned the hard way about growing up, leaving home, and coming back to your roots

Story Behind the Song

a girl leaves home against the advice of her Dad. She learns the lessons and that Dad was right, only too late. She returns home to learn of the passing of her Father and wishes she had stayed and been there for him.


Walking Shoes

Lyrics: Marjorie Carpenter
Copyright: 2002

I was born in the country, on a little 3 acre farm.

Daddy took good care of me and kept me safe from harm.

Now Daddy taught me right from wrong and with a tractor what to do;

But Daddy couldn?t save me ? when I put on my walking shoes.

?My walking shoes_____ carried me away;
My walking shoes____ took me to another place ?
Where I couldn?t see the lights of home,
And soon became sorry I ever roamed away...
in my walking shoes.?

~ ~ ~ ~

Well, I learned all the lessons my Daddy had talked about.

I soon wished I was back at home instead of here, down and out.

Then I heard my Daddy?s words ringing in my ears so clear?

?Don?t you give up without a fight? and ?Girl, get away from there!?

~ *Repeat Chorus* ~

A few weeks later I was back at home,

Sitting there where Daddy had died alone;

Wishing that I had never roamed away _____ damn those walking shoes.

~ *Repeat Chorus* ~

My walking shoes_____ carried me away;

My walking shoes_____ took me to another place ?

Where I couldn?t see the lights of home,

And now I?m sorry that I ever roamed away______

I?m home now Daddy, I?m home.

Song Length
Country - Traditional, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Sociable, Moving

Subject Matter
Regret, Father

Similar Artists
The Judds, K.T. Oslin
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Marjorie Carpenter
Music Credits Nashville Song Service
Producer Credits Nashville Song Service
Publisher Credits Nashville Song Service
Performance Credits Kira Small, NSS