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Simple Man- Lynyrd Skynyrd  

C  G  Am  Am7
[Verse 1]

     C      G           Am  Am7 Am
Mama told me when I was young 
          C       G         Am   Am7 Am 
Come sit beside me, my only son 
           C      G          Am  Am7 Am
And listen closely to what I say 
           C
And if you do this 
      G        Am                   Am7 Am 
It'll help you some sunny day. Oh Yah! 

C , G , Am , Am7 Am 

[Verse 2]
              C    G                 Am   Am7 Am
Oh, take your time... Don't live too fast, 
              C   G              Am    Am7  Am
Troubles will come and they will pass. 
              C          G                Am  Am7 Am
You'll find a woman, yea yea, you'll find love, 
          C
And don't forget son, 
         G          Am     
There is someone up above. 

[Chorus]

         C     G         Am   Am7 Am
And be a simple, kind of man. 
      C        G              Am   Am7  Am
Oh be something, you love and understand. 
          C     G         Am   Am7           
Baby be a simple, kind of man. 
              C              G   
Oh, won't you do this for me son, 
       Am   Am7 Am
If you can 

C , G , Am , Am7 Am 

[Verse 3]
            C   G                    Am   Am7 Am
Forget your lust, for the rich man's gold 
             C   G            Am    Am7 Am
All that you need, is in your soul, 
            C           G            Am   Am7 Am
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try. 
           C               G      Am           
All that I want for you my son, is to be satisfied. 

[Chorus]
          C     G         Am   Am7 Am
And be a simple, kind of man. 
      C        G              Am    Am7  Am
Oh be something, you love and understand. 
          C     G         Am   Am7  Am          
Baby be a simple, kind of man. Am
              C              G   
Oh, won't you do this for me son, 
       Am  Am7 
If you can   I will, I’ll be your ‘Simple Man’

[solo]    C  G  Am 

[Verse 4]
               C     G              Am    Am7 Am
Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself. 
            C          G             Am    Am7 Am
Follow your heart, lord, and nothing else. 
               C            G        Am   Am7 Am 
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try. 
           C               G
All that I want for you my son, 
         Am
is to be satisfied. 

[Chorus] Am
         C     G         Am   Am7 
And be a simple, kind of man. 
      C        G              Am    Am7 Am
Oh be something, you love and understand. 
          C     G         Am   Am7 Am          
Baby be a simple, kind of man. 
              C              G   
Oh, won't you do this for me child, 
       Am   Am7 Am
If you can

[Outro]
          C     G             Am   Am7 Am
Baby be a simple, be a simple man. 
      C        G              Am       Am7  Am
Oh be something, you love and understand. 
          C     G              Am  Am7 Am
Baby be a simple, oh, be a simple man.
              C              G          Am  Am7 Am
Oh, won't you do this for me son, if you can
            C        G                          Am            
Awwe Ma you know I will, I’ll do the very best I can!


            
            
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maureenhaggerty 10 Aug 04, 2016 02:58 AM

Chyeah! Gonna rock out to some Skynyrd on my UKE!

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