Working Man chords

by Rita MacNeil

Writer 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 Style: Country

Music: Key of F Major in 4/4 time at ~ 97 bpm (♩)
Chords: F, Fsus4, Bb, C, Csus2
Easier - Capo on 3rd fret: Play in D Major
Chords: D, Dsus4, G, A, Asus2
Rita MacNeil - Working Man
Rita MacNeil
Rita MacNeil

Born: May 28, 1944 in Big Pond, Nova Scotia, Canada

Music Styles: Country, Folk

Occupation: Singer

Years active: 1975 - 2013

Died: April 16, 2013 (aged 68) Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada

Wikipedia: Rita Macneil

Official Website: ritamacneil.com

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...
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D Major (with capo)

Fingers 1, 2, 3, 4: Notes played
A column of 1's: Barre 1st finger over marked strings
Unmarked strings: Play open 
x: Don't play string

Right-Handed Chord Tabs   
            D                 Dsus4                 G                   A                 Asus2
    e |---|-2-|---|     e |---|---|-4-|     e |---|---|-3-|     e |---|---|---|     e |---|---|---|
    B |---|---|-3-|     B |---|---|-3-|     B |---|---|---|     B |---|-3-|---|     B |---|---|---|
    G |---|-1-|---|     G |---|-1-|---|     G |---|---|---|     G |---|-2-|---|     G |---|-2-|---|
    D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|---|---|     D |---|-1-|---|     D |---|-1-|---|
    A |---|---|---|x    A |---|---|---|x    A |---|-1-|---|     A |---|---|---|     A |---|---|---|
    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|-2-|     E |---|---|---|x    E |---|---|---|x
Frets   1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3           1   2   3
 Left Handed Chord Tabs   
          D                 Dsus4                 G                   A                 Asus2
    |---|-2-|---| e     |-4-|---|---| e     |-3-|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e     |---|---|---| e
    |-3-|---|---| B     |-3-|---|---| B     |---|---|---| B     |---|-3-|---| B     |---|---|---| B
    |---|-1-|---| G     |---|-1-|---| G     |---|---|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G     |---|-2-|---| G
    |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|---|---| D     |---|-1-|---| D     |---|-1-|---| D
   x|---|---|---| A    x|---|---|---| A     |---|-1-|---| A     |---|---|---| A     |---|---|---| A
   x|---|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     |-2-|---|---| E    x|---|---|---| E     x---|---|---| E
      3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1           3   2   1   Frets
     
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