Simple Man

Charlie Daniels

 E
 I ain't nothin' but a simple man
 D
They call me a redneck I reckon that I am
 A
But there's things going on
 E
That make me mad down to the core.

I have to work like a dog to make ends meet
 D
There's crooked politicians and crime in the street
 AE
And I'm madder'n hell and I ain't gonna take it no more.
 E
 We tell our kids to just say no
 D
Then some panty waist judge lets a drug dealer go
 AE
 Slaps him on the wrist and then he turns him back out on the town.
 E
 Now if I had my way with people sellin' dope
 D
I'd take a big tall tree and a short piece of rope
 AE
I'd hang 'em up high and let 'em swing 'til the sun goes down
 D
Well, you know what's wrong with the world today
 A
 People done gone and put their Bible's away
 DAE
They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
 D
 The good book says it so I know it's the truth
 A
 An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
 ED
You better watch where you go and remember where you been
 AE
 That's the way I see it I'm a Simple Man.
 E
 Now I'm the kinda man that'd not harm a mouse
 D
But if I catch somebody breakin in my house
 AE
I've got twelve guage shotgun waiting on the other side
 E
 So don't go pushing me against my will
 D
I don't want to have to fight you but I dern sure will
 AE
So if you don't want trouble then you'd better just pass me on by
 E
 As far as I'm concerned there ain't no excuse
 D
For the raping and the killing and the child abuse
 AE
And I've got a way to put an end to all that mess
 E
 Just take them rascals out in the swamp
 D
 Put 'em on their knees and tie 'em to a stump
 AE
Let the rattlers and the bugs and the alligators do the rest
 D
You know what's wrong with the world today
 A
 People done gone and put their Bible's away
 DAE
They're living by the law of the jungle not the law of the land
 D
The Good Book says it so I know it's the truth
 A
 An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth
 ED
 You better watch where you go and remember where you been
 AE
 That's the way I see it I'm a Simple Man


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