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Willy Mason - Hard Hand To Hold Chords

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Hard Hand To Hold Chords

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Willy Mason
[Intro]
 
 C Cmaj7 C6 Cmaj7   C Cmaj7 C6 Cmaj7
 
[Verse]
 
 Em7                               F           G
Look him in the eyes,  there's no need to be scared
         C
He's as powerless as you and me
 
[Verse]
 
            Em7                          F            G
Though his face is well worn,  and his clothes a bit torn
            C
That don't mean that you shouldn't believe
 
[Verse]
 
        Em7
When he asks you your name
                      F               G
Says: “Brother we're all here in the same game”
           C
But you shrink back like he's a disease
 
[Verse]
 
          Em7                               F             G
Yeah you shake and you moan,  you say “Oh please take me home”
         C
And the homeless all sing the reprise
 
[Chorus]
 
        C          Cmaj7           C6          Cmaj7
It's a hard hand to hold, that is looking for control
        C         Cmaj7             C6               C
It is tempting to fight,  when you know that you're right
      C          Cmaj7            C6              Cmaj7
It's hard to lie down,  when you don't trust the ground
      C          Cmaj7       C6          C
It's hard to hold on,  it's hard to hold on
 
[Verse]
 
 Em7                            F               G
Walking home again,  becomes a battle with the wind
       C
As it teases your previsions against shame
 
[Verse]
 
              Em7                          F          G
Like all that wax in your hair,  it comes painfully clear,
         C
That as long as it's a fight, you'll never win
 
[Verse]
 
             Em7                                F             G
And when you get to the door,  you're still so busy fighting wars
                C
That you can't look upon your lady as a friend
 
              Em7
You're trying so hard to be right
              F                  G
You miss the love in that first sight
          C
And your lover feels alone once again
 
        C          Cmaj7           C6           Cmaj7
It's a hard hand to hold, that is looking for control
        C         Cmaj7             C6               C
It is tempting to fight,  when you know that you're right
      C          Cmaj7            C6              Cmaj7
It's hard to lie down,  when you don't trust the ground
      C          Cmaj7       C6          C
It's hard to hold on,  it's hard to hold on
 
[Middle eight]
 
 C  G  F  F  C  C  C  C
 
[Verse]
 
    Em7                                   F            G
Entering the liquor store,  you try your hardest to ignore
              C
That street sleeper on your left there all alone
 
[Verse]
 
         Em7
And the young men on your right
                F                 G
With unchained souls and love of night
              C
You look so scared they laugh and wonder if your stoned
 
[Verse]
 
     Em7
But somewhere deep inside
             F                       G
They feel a pain they've learned to hide
              C
Because that same fear’s brought much trouble on their homes
 
[Verse]
 
          Em7
And they know you won't feel safe
            F                 G
Until that cop car wins it's race
      C
And another life is driven off it's road
 
[Chorus]
 
        C          Cmaj7           C6          Cmaj7
It's a hard hand to hold, that is looking for control
        C         Cmaj7             C6               C
It is tempting to fight,  when you know that you're right
      C          Cmaj7            C6              Cmaj7
It's hard to lie down,  when you don't trust the ground
      C          Cmaj7       C6          C
It's hard to hold on,  it's hard to hold on
 
[Chorus]
 
        C          Cmaj7           C6          Cmaj7
It's a hard hand to hold, that is looking for control
        C          Cmaj7            C6               C
It is tempting to fight,  when you know that you're right
      C          Cmaj7            C6              Cmaj7
It's hard to lie down,  when you don't trust the ground
      C          Cmaj7       C6          C
It's hard to hold on,  it's hard to hold on
            
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