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Measure Of A Man

Jack Ingram

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

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

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

CHORUS
 GD
She stole my heart on this highway
 AmC
She taught me to love through the hard days
 GD
Yeah she's cool when I'm not, she's as steady as a rock
 AmC
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
 EmD
 Last night she handed me a son of my own
 CD
It killed me to do it, but I picked up the phone

CHORUS
 GD
Hey dad I burned ten years down this highway
 AmC
And I learned what I learned the hard way
 GD
Truth is I need you, we'll cry if we need to
 AmC
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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