Christy Moore – Ordinary Man chords

F G Am (x3)

Am G F AmI'm an ordinary man, nothing special, nothing grand
F G Am AmI've had to work for everything I own
Am G F AmI never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got
F G Am AmEnough to keep my family and my home
F G C Am Now they say that times are hard and they've handed me my cards
F F E EThey say there's not the work to go around
Am G F AmAnd when the whistle blows, the gates will finally close
F G Am AmTonight they're going to shut this factory down
F G Am AmAnd they'll tare it d-o-w-n
Bridge . . . F G Am Am
Am G F AmI never missed a day, nor went on strike for better pay
F G Am AmFor twenty years I served them best I could
Am G F AmNow with a handshake and a cheque it seems so easy to forget
F G Am Am Loyalty through the bad times and through good
F G C AmThe owner says he's sad to see that things have got so bad
F F E EBut the captains of indus-try woun't let him lose
Am G F AmHe still drives a car and smokes his cigar
F G Am Am F G Am AmAnd still takes his family on a cruise, he'll never lose
Bridge . . . F G Am Am
Am G F AmNow it seems to me such a cruel irony
F G Am AmHe's richer now than ever he was before
Am G F AmNow my check is spent and I cant afford the rent
F G Am AmThere's one law for the rich, one for the poor
F G C AmEvery day I've tried to salvage some of my pride
F F E ETo find some work so's I might pay my way
Am G F AmOh but everywhere I go, the answers always no
F G Am AmThere's no work for anyone here today
F G Am Am No work t-o-D-A-y Bridge . . . F G Am Am
Am G F AmAnd so condemned I stand, just an ordinary man
F G Am Am Like thousands beside me in the queue
Am G F AmI watch my darling wife trying to make the best of life
F G Am AmAnd God knows what the kids are going to do
F G C AmNow that we are faced with this human waste
F F E EA gen-eration cast aside
Am G F AmAs long as I live, I never will forgive,
F G Am AmYou've stripped me of my dignity and pride,
Am F G Am Amyou stripped me ba-r-e
F G Am Am F G Am AmYou've stripped me bare, you've stripped me bare.
Instrumental (Until End) . . . F G Am Am (x6)
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