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Christy Moore – Ordinary Man chords
Intro: F G Am (x3)Am G F AmI'm an ordinary man, nothing special, nothing grandF G Am AmI've had to work for everything I ownAm G F AmI never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I gotF G Am AmEnough to keep my family and my homeF G C Am Now they say that times are hard and they've handed me my cardsF F E EThey say there's not the work to go aroundAm G F AmAnd when the whistle blows, the gates will finally closeF G Am AmTonight they're going to shut this factory downF G Am AmAnd they'll tare it d-o-w-nBridge . . . F G Am AmAm G F AmI never missed a day, nor went on strike for better payF G Am AmFor twenty years I served them best I couldAm G F AmNow with a handshake and a cheque it seems so easy to forgetF G Am Am Loyalty through the bad times and through goodF G C AmThe owner says he's sad to see that things have got so badF F E EBut the captains of indus-try woun't let him loseAm G F AmHe still drives a car and smokes his cigarF G Am Am F G Am AmAnd still takes his family on a cruise, he'll never loseBridge . . . F G Am AmAm G F AmNow it seems to me such a cruel ironyF G Am AmHe's richer now than ever he was beforeAm G F AmNow my check is spent and I cant afford the rentF G Am AmThere's one law for the rich, one for the poorF G C AmEvery day I've tried to salvage some of my prideF F E ETo find some work so's I might pay my wayAm G F AmOh but everywhere I go, the answers always noF G Am AmThere's no work for anyone here todayF G Am Am No work t-o-D-A-y Bridge . . . F G Am AmAm G F AmAnd so condemned I stand, just an ordinary manF G Am Am Like thousands beside me in the queueAm G F AmI watch my darling wife trying to make the best of lifeF G Am AmAnd God knows what the kids are going to doF G C AmNow that we are faced with this human wasteF F E EA gen-eration cast asideAm 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-eF G Am Am F G Am AmYou've stripped me bare, you've stripped me bare.Instrumental (Until End) . . . F G Am Am (x6)