The Bottom Dwellers

The Bottom Dwellers

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Set List

Workin' Man Blues

by Merle Haggard © 2018 Merle Haggard

Key: A

Workin' Man Blues

by Merle Haggard © 2018 Merle Haggard

Key: A

Verse 1
A
 Its a big job just getting by with nine kids and a wife,
                         
But I've been a workin' man dang near all my life,
                 D
And I'll keep on workin',
                                   A
As long as my two hands are fit to use.
     E
I'll drink my beer in a tavern,
D                                      A
Sing a little bit of these workin' man blues.

Verse 2
A
I keep my nose on the grindstone, work hard every day.

I might get a little tired on the weekend, after I draw my pay,
                 D
But I'll go back workin'
                                            A
Come Monday mornin' I'm right back with the crew.
     E
I'll drink a little beer that evening,
D                                      A
Sing a little bit of these workin' man blues.

Verse 3
A
Sometimes I think about leavin', doing a little bummin' around,

I wanna throw my bills out the window, catch a train to another town,
                 D
And I'll go back workin'
                                      A
Gotta buy my kids a brand new pair of shoes.
  E
I drink a little beer in a tavern,
D                                     A
Cry a little bit of these workin' man blues.

Here comes that workin' man...

Instrumental
A      D      A      E    D    A

Verse 4
A                                                   G   D
Well hey, hey, the workin' man, workin' man like me,
        A
I ain't never been on welfare, that's one place I won't be
               D                                           A
'Cause I'll be workin', as long as my two hands are fit to use.
     E         
I'll drink my beer in a tavern,
D                                      A
Sing a little bit of these workin' man blues.
A
This songs for the workin' man...

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