Date: Thu, 8 Jan 1998 17:08:00 -0000 From: "Curtis, Damian, CURTISD3" To: 'OLGA chord submission ' Subject: CRD: m/moore_christy/ordinary_man.crd Ordinary Man, performed & written by Christy Moore >From Album; Ordinary Man. Chords by Damian Curtis, Leeds, England. firstname.lastname@example.org I play the chord positions below, but with a Capo on 3rd fret. You can choose depending on your singing key. Am G F Am I'm an ordinary man, nothing special nothing grand F G Am I've had to work for everything I own Am G F Am I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I'd got F G Am Enough 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 E They say there's not the work to go around Am G F Am And when the whistle blows, the gates will finally close F G Am Tonight they're going to shut this factory down F G Am F G Am Then they'll tear it d-o-w-n Am G F Am I never missed a day nor went on strike for higher pay F G Am For twenty years I served them best I could Am G F Am Now with a handshake and a cheque it seems so easy to forget F G Am Loyalty through the bad times and through good F G C Am The owner says he's sad to see that things have got so bad F E But the captains of industry won't let him lose Am G F Am He still drives a car and smokes his cigar F G Am And still he takes his family on a cruise, F G Am F G Am he'll never l-o-s-e Am G F Am Well it seems to me such a cruel irony F G Am He's richer now than ever he was before Am G F Am Now my cheque is spent and I can't afford the rent F G Am There's one law for the rich, one for the poor F G C Am Every day I've tried to salvage some of my pride F E To find some work so's I might pay my way Am G F Am Oh but everywhere I go, the answer's always no F G Am There's no work for anyone here today, F G Am F G Am no work t-o-D-A-y Am G F Am And so condemned I stand, just an ordinary man F G Am Like thousands beside me in the queue Am G F Am I watch my darling wife trying to make the best of life F G Am And God knows what the kids are going to do F G C Am Now that we are faced ... with this human waste F E A ge---neration cast aside Am G F Am And as long as I live, I never will forgive F G Am You've stripped me of my dignity and pride, F G Am F G Am you've stripped me B-A-r-E, you've stripped me B-A-r-E, F G Am you've stripped me B-A-r-E.