Working Man chords & lyrics

by Rita MacNeil

  • Working Man is a country song written by Rita MacNeil
  • First Released: 1981 - Album - Part Of The Mystery
  • Re-Released: 1988 featuring The Men of The Deeps Miners Choir
  • Album: Reason to Believe
  • Music: Key of F Major in 4/4 time at ~ 97 bpm (♩)
  • Chords: F, Fsus4, Bb, C, Csus2
  • Easier: Play in D Major - capo on 3 if playing with video.
  • Chords in D Major: D, Dsus4, G, A, Asus2

Working Man by Rita MacNeil

Capo on 3rd fret if playing with the video

Intro: 4/4 ...
                D
Chorus: It’s a work-ing man I am
                  G                 D
        And I’ve been down un-der ground
                D                            | A    Asus2  |  A  |
        And I swear to God if I e-ver see the sun
               D
        Or for a-ny length of time
               G             D
        I can hold it in my mind
          D                  A              | D   Dsus4  |  D  |
        I ne-ver a-gain will go down un-der ground

           D
1. At the age of six-teen years
          G                   D
   Oh he quar-rels with his peers
         D                             | A    Asus2  |  A  |
   Who vowed they’d ne-ver see a-no-ther one
           D
   In the dark re-cess of the mines
              G                D
   Where you age be-fore your time
            D              A             | D   Dsus4  |  D  |
   And the coal dust lies hea-vy on your lungs


                D
Chorus: It’s a work-ing man I am
                  G                 D
        And I’ve been down un-der ground
                D                            | A    Asus2  |  A  |
        And I swear to God if I e-ver see the sun
               D
        Or for a-ny length of time
               G             D
        I can hold it in my mind
          D                  A              | D   Dsus4  |  D  |
        I ne-ver a-gain will go down un-der ground

           D
2. At the age of sixty-four
              G               D
   Oh he'll greet you at the door
              D                     | A    Asus2  |  A  |
   And he'll gent-ly lead you by the arm
                D
   Through the dark re-cess of the mines
             G                D
   Oh he'll take you back in time
              D               A                  | D   Dsus4  |  D  |
   And he'll tell you of the hard-ships that were had 

                D
Chorus: It’s a work-ing man I am...

                D
Chorus: It’s a work-ing man I am...

                D
Chorus: It’s a work-ing man I am
                  G                 D
        And I’ve been down un-der ground
                D                            | A    Asus2  |  A  |
        And I swear to God if I e-ver see the sun
               D
        Or for a-ny length of time
               G             D
        I can hold it in my mind
          D                  A              | D   Dsus4  |  D  |
        I ne-ver a-gain will go down un-der ground                 Hold 
              D                  A                G  |  G  |  D  |  D  |
        God I ne-ver a-gain will go down un-der ground...

D Major

Numbered Circles: Chord fingering - number inside circle indicates which finger to use
Unmarked strings: Play open
X: Don't play string
Barre Line: One finger holds down multiple strings
R: Root Note

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