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Intro: F G Am (x3) Am G F Am I'm an ordinary man, nothing special, nothing grand F G Am 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 got F G Am 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 F E 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 Am Tonight they're going to shut this factory down F G Am Am And they'll tare it d-o-w-n Bridge . . . F G Am Am Am G F Am I never missed a day, nor went on strike for better pay F G Am 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 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 F E E But the captains of indus-try woun't let him lose Am G F Am He still drives a car and smokes his cigar F G Am Am F G Am Am And still takes his family on a cruise, he'll never lose Bridge . . . F G Am Am Am G F Am Now it seems to me such a cruel irony F G Am Am He's richer now than ever he was before Am G F Am Now my check is spent and I cant afford the rent F G Am 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 F E E To find some work so's I might pay my way Am G F Am Oh but everywhere I go, the answers always no F G Am Am There's no work for anyone here today F G Am Am No work t-o-D-A-y Bridge . . . F G Am Am Am G F Am And so condemned I stand, just an ordinary man F G Am 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 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 F E E A gen-eration cast aside Am G F Am As long as I live, I never will forgive, F G Am Am You've stripped me of my dignity and pride, Am F G Am Am you stripped me ba-r-e F G Am Am F G Am Am You've stripped me bare, you've stripped me bare. Instrumental (Until End) . . . F G Am Am (x6)