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Im The Man That Built The Bridges chords

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I'm The Man That Built the Bridges — Words and Music by Tom Paxton
With help from Chordify (amazing what you can do with technology these days!)

E B E

  E                                     A                E
I cleared the rocks and timber from the wild New England shore,
  E                                B
I labored long and hard to make it grow.
  E                                A            E
I built the first log cabins and I raised a family,
          E                  B                 E
Told King George and all his Redcoats where to go.

[Chorus]    A
    I'm the man that built the bridges.
            E
    I'm the man that laid the track.
            B 
    I'm the man that built this country
            E
    With my shoulders and my back.
            A
    I'm the man that built the power dams,
        E
    And oiled all the cars,
        B
    And I laid down the cornerstone
        E
    For this great land of ours.

        E                                  A             E
I'm the boy that drove the wagons when the people headed west,
       E                                  B
Dug canals and pulled the barges on their way.
  E                                    A               E
I built and ran the factories, cut the timber for your homes,
          E           B                 E
Drove the oxen when I cut and baled the hay.

    [Chorus]

  E                                A                  E
I built the old sod shanties and I raised the prairie towns,
  E                                 B
I made the railroad run from sea to sea.
  E                              A              E
I raised and drove the cattle to feed a growing land,
        E                B                E
And the mining towns are there because of me.

    [Chorus]

  E                              A                  E
I stoked the mighty furnaces and rolled the flamin' steel,
  E                     B
I operated oil rigs and wells.
    E                               A                    E
And when the country needed them, I built the planes and tanks,
   E                B              E
To send the tyrants down to fry in Hell.

    [Chorus]

         E                             A                   E
Well, my face may not be pretty and my clothes are not the best,
          E                              B
And there ain't no bigshots in my family tree,
    E                                   A                 E
But if you're wonderin' who it was that made this country great,
          E               B               E
You don't have to look no further, it was me.

    [Chorus]

            
            
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