Capo 4th Fret
Intro: (D) (G) (D) (G)
He was (D) standing in the rubble
Of an (G) old farmhouse outside of Birming(D)hamWhen some on-the-scene reporter
Stuck a (G) camera in the face of that old (A) man
He said, (D) tell the folks, please mister
What (D7/F#) are you gonna do
(G) Now that this twister has taken
(Em) All that's dear to you
The (Bm) old man just (A) smiled and said
Boy, let me tell you (G) something
(A) This ain't (D) nothin' (A)
He (G) said, I lost my daddy when (Asus4) I was eight years (A) old
That (D) cave-in at the (D/F#) Kincaid Mine (Em) left a big old (D/F#) hole
And I (G) lost my baby brother, my best (Asus4) friend, and my left (A) hand
In A (D) no-win situ(D/F#)ation in a (Em) place called Viet(D/F#)nam
And last (Bm) year I watched my (F#m) lovin' wife
Of (G) fifty years, waste (D/F#) away and die
And I (Em) held her hand as her (D/F#) heart of gold stopped (G) pumpin' (Asus4) (A)
So, this ain't (D) nothin'
He said, I learned at an early age
There's things that matter and there's things that don't
So if you're waiting here for me to cry, I hate
To disappoint you boy, but I won't
Then he reached down in the rubble
And picked up a photograph
Wiped the dirt off of it
With the hand that he still had
He put it to his lips
Said, man she was somethin'
But, this ain't nothin'
He said, I lost my daddy when I was eight years old
That cave-in at the Kincaid Mine left a big old hole
And I lost my baby brother, my best friend, and my left hand
In a no win situation in a place called Vietnam
And last year I watched my lovin' wife
Of fifty years, waste away and die
We were holding handa, as her heart of gold stopped pumpin'
So, this ain't nothin'
He said (G) this ain't nothin' that time won't er(D)ase
And (G) this ain't nothin' money can't rep(A)lace
He said, (Bm) you sit and watch your (F#m) lovin' wife
Of (G) fifty years, fightin' (D/F#) for her life
Then you (Em) hold her hand 'til that (D/F#) heart of gold stops (G) pumpin'
Yeah, boy that's (Asus4) somethin'
So, this ain't (D) nothin'No, this ain't nothin'