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Jack Ingram, Measure Of A Man Chords (ver.1)

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Measure Of A Man Chords (ver.1)

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                I haven't really found a tab for this great song so I figured I'd share how
I play it. You can listen to the song for the strum pattern. It sounds 
awesome acoustic. This is my first tab so please leave me some feedback and
let me know if you liked it or if you found any mistakes! Have fun!

-Kev


Capo 2

Intro 

G D Am C x2

G                      D
When I was fifteen, I left home young
Am                        C
Tore up the tracks and then some
G                     D   
Me and my dad didn't see eye to eye
Am                           C
I never took to him, he never took the time
Em              D
Bullet proof, more than tough
C (hold)
Smarter than he ever was

CHORUS
G                                  D
Well I burned those wheels down the highway
      Em                           C
And I learned what I learned the hard way
         G                        D
Do the best you can do, love many, trust few
       Em                         C
Work hard for the money in your hands
                        G
That's the measure of a man
D                     Am        C
Yeah the measure of a man


G             D
Anger burns, love cools it down
Am                             C
Pretty young woman turned my head around
G                                        D
The world through her eyes looked so different
        Am                 C    
She lives on faith, she looks for forgiveness
Em         D
Fool proof, it ain't easy
C               D
I need her, she needs me

CHORUS
      G                       D
She stole my heart on this highway
     Am                            C 
She taught me to love through the hard days
            G                           D
Yeah she's cool when I'm not, she's as steady as a rock
          Am                       C
She's as solid as the ring on my hand
                         G
That's the measure of a man
D                      Am    C (hit twice)
Yeah the measure of a man

BRIDGE
Em                          D
Last night she handed me a son of my own
    C                           D
It killed me to do it, but I picked up the phone

CHORUS
            G                           D
Hey dad I burned ten years down this highway
        Am                         C
And I learned what I learned the hard way
             G                      D
Truth is I need you, we'll cry if we need to
              Am              C
And I'll swallow my pride if you can
                         G
That's the measure of a man
D                          Am   C (hit twice) 
Oh yeah, the measure of a man

End on G.

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