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Ordinary Man Lyrics And Chords Christy Moore. Written by Ron Hanes. alternative chords in 'Dm, so Am=Dm,  Dm=Gm,  G=C,  C=F.
The youtube video is by Gerard McConnell and is one of the best cover versions I have seen. The sheet music notes are included.

[Am]I'm an ordi[G]nary man, [F]nothing special[Am] nothing grand
I've[F] had to[G] work for every[Am]thing I own
I never asked[G] for a lot, I was[F] happy with[Am] what I'd got
E[F]nough to[G] keep my family[Am] and my home
Now they say that [F]times are [G]hard and[C] they've handed me my cards
They[F] say there's not the[E] work to go around
And[Am] when the[G] whistle[F] blows, the gates[Am] will finally close
To[F]night they're[G] going to shut this[Am] factory down
Then they'll[F] tear[G] it [Am]d-o-w-n
I never missed a day nor went on strike for better pay
For twenty years I served the best I could
Now with a handshake and a check it seems so easy to forget
Loyalty through the bad times and through good
The owner says he's sad to see that things have got so bad
But the captains of industry won't let him lose
He still drives a car and smokes his cigar
And still he takes his family on a cruise, he'll never lose
Well it seems to me such a cruel irony
He's richer now than ever he was before
Now my check is spent and I can't afford the rent
There's one law for the rich, one for the poor
Every day I've tried to salvage some of my pride
To find some work so I can pay my way
Oh but everywhere I go, the answer's always no
There's no work for anyone here today, no work today
And so condemned I stand, just an ordinary man
Like thousands beside me in the queue
I watch my darling wife trying to make the best of life
And Lord knows what the kids are going to do
Now that we are faced with this human waste
A generation cast aside
And as long as I live, I never will forgive
You've stripped me of my dignity and pride, you've stripped me bare
You've stripped me bare, you've stripped me bare

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