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Mike Ness – Ballad Of A Lonely Man chords
Ballad of a Lonely Man (Acoustic) (Mike Ness) I heard this acoustic version aon a radio sshow in Denver...1999 or so..Mike plays a nice boom-chuck" fast strum a la The Man In Black...I play it "G-C-D-Em" but it can be played in the Key of E as well... Capo 1st Fret (or not) Verse 1G C GI'm young and I'm strongG D C GI've got this God forsaken world by the ballsG D C GI've got a one way ticket to freedomG D GAin't no one now, gonna take it from meVerse 2 I was a soldier, age twenty-one In a war, not sure what I was fighting for And yet I turned from a boy to a man there Goodbye to innocence and a sweet sixteen Chorus: (Walk to Em from G)Em C G DMy whole life I could not arrangeEm C G DMy wicked ways I could never changeG Em D GDon't try, don't try now to understandG D GFor this is the ballad of a lonely manVerse 3 Close to me is a photograph Of a family left far, far behind Once I had A love, it slipped away from I searched a lifetime, but could not find Chorus Bridge: Walkdown to Em-C-G-D-Em-C-G-D (You're basically playing the chorus without singing Final Verse In a hospital bed, I'm violently ill, Just one more drink nurse I swear to god. I've got my St. Anthony and my whiskey, Yes I'm a veteran of three foreign wars. I love this song..and this is how I play it, email@example.com