These Boots Are Made for Walkin' - chords, tab and comments
In 1966, young Nancy Sinatra had floppet with 3 singles, and was introduced to songwriter and producer Lee Hazlewood to save the remains. He offered her a party song he made for fun some three years ago, and told her to sing as if she were "a sixteen-year-old girl who fucks truck drivers". The song went to the top of the charts in way past half the world, including both US and UK, Canada, Australia and Ireland, and is named to be "the finest bitchy kiss-off in pop history".
This started a to and fro collaboration between Nancy and Lee: spanning 4 decades, and resulting in 3 duet albums, the last one released 2004, 3 years before Lee's death of renal cancer. Lee's dry baritone matches Nancy's powerful voice perfect.
you keep sayin' you got something for me
something you call love but confess
you've been messin' where you shouldn't have been messin'
and now someone else is gettin' all your best
G Em G Em
well these boots are made for walkin' and that's just what they'll do
G Em [stop] [B7sus4] E
one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you
The funny bass line between the verses were inducted by the producer himself, and played by Chuck Berghofer on double bass. You may imitate it by sliding down half notes one octave on the bass string. Not accurate, but buskers normally aren't so. Shit happens.