These Boots Are Made For Walkin' (Nancy Sinatra)

17 FEBRUARY 1966


Nancy Sinatra’s single ‘These Boots Are Made for Walkin'' was at #1 in the UK charts, where it stayed for four weeks. It also spent a week at #1 on the US Billboard chart.

Nancy had been releasing singles since 1961 but her only charting record to this point had reached a lowly #86. ‘These Boots Are Made for Walkin''  was a great song with memorable lyrics and a kind of cool brassy country sound, and it followed a substantial image overhaul that her father apparently wasn't too thrilled about, but it launched her relatively short-lived chart career. This video leaves no doubt about what kind of image she was trying to create. The sixties were certainly starting to get a bit sexier and swingier.

B-side: 'The City Never Sleeps at Night'
Recorded: 19 November 1965, Western Recorders, Hollywood
Released: 22 February 1966
Highest chart position: #1 (UK and US)
Length: 2:42
Label: Reprise
Writer: Lee Hazlewood
Producer: Lee Hazlewood

These Boots Are Made for Walkin' (Nancy Sinatra)

'You keep saying you've got something for me
Something you call love, but confess
You've been a-messin' where you shouldn'ta been a-messin'
And now someone else is gettin' all your best

These boots are made for walkin'
And that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you
Yeah

You keep lying when you oughta be truthin'
And you keep losin' when you oughta not bet
You keep samin' when you oughta be a-changin'
Now what's right is right, but you ain't been right yet

These boots are made for walkin'
And that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

You keep playin' where you shouldn't be playin'
And you keep thinkin' that you'll never get burned, ha!
I just found me a brand new box of matches, yeah
And what he knows, you ain't had time to learn

These boots are made for walkin'
And that's just what they'll do
One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you

Are you ready boots?
Start walkin'!'

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