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Measure Of A Man  Jack Ingram

[G]When I was fifteen, I l[D]eft home young
[Am]Tore up the tracks and the[C]n some
[G]Me and my dad didn't s[D]ee eye to eye
[Am]I never took to him, he never[C] took the time
[Em]Bullet proof, mo[D]re than tough
C (hold)
Smarter than he ever was

[G]Well I burned those wheels down the[D] highway
And I [Em]learned what I learned the ha[C]rd way
Do the be[G]st you can do, love many,[D] trust few
Work ha[Em]rd for the money in your ha[C]nds
That's the measure of a [G]man
[D]Yeah the measure of a [Am]man       [C]

[G]Anger burns, l[D]ove cools it down
[Am]Pretty young woman turned my he[C]ad around
[G]The world through her eyes looked so diff[D]erent
She live[Am]s on faith, she loo[C]ks for forgiveness
[Em]Fool proof,[D] it ain't easy
[C]I need her, she [D]needs me
She st[G]ole my heart on this hig[D]hway
She t[Am]aught me to love through the h[C]ard days
Yeah she's c[G]ool when I'm not, she's as s[D]teady as a rock
She's as s[Am]olid as the ring on my ha[C]nd
That's the measure of a m[G]an
D Am C (hit twice)
Yeah the measure of a man

[Em]Last night she handed me a s[D]on of my own
It k[C]illed me to do it, but I pic[D]ked up the phone

Hey dad I bu[G]rned ten years down this hig[D]hway
And I le[Am]arned what I learned the ha[C]rd way
Truth is I ne[G]ed you, we'll cry if we[D] need to
And I'll swall[Am]ow my pride if y[C]ou can
That's the measure of a m[G]an
D Am C (hit twice)
Oh yeah, the measure of a man

End on G.


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