The Biggest Disappointment Slim Dusty
Just a bit of slim
[C] They h[G]ad my future wra[C]pped up in a p[D]arcel
and n[C]o one even t[D]hought of asking m[G]e.
The day I turned fifte[C]en I caght the ma[D]iltrain
To fi[C]nd what else might b[D]e in life for m[G]e.
I r[Em]ode on trucks and trains and lived [B7]on nothing;
S[Em]erved me right for wanting to be fr[A7]ee-
Ah well th[G]at's the way soc[C]iety looked a[D]t it,
But it d[C]idn't seem to be[D] that way to m[G]e.
And the bigg[G]est disappoint[D]ment in the fam[G]ily was me;
the only twisted bra[C]nch upon our go[D7]od old fam'y tree
I just cou[G]ldn't be the pe[B7]rson they ecpec[Em]ted me to be
A7 And the big[G]gest disappiont[C]ment in the wor[D]ld was m[G]e
A lot more dinner times than there dinners
I learned a lot that hurt me at the time
Then this quiet country boy came home a different man
with a memory of distance on my mind
But i always spoke to loud and drank to often,
Maybe drank to many glasses down
And perhaps my clothes were older that I realized
A relief to all concerned when I left town