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Measure Of A Man

Jack Ingram

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 DAsus4
 When I was fifteen, I left home young
 Em7G
 Tore up the tracks and then some
 DAsus4
 Me and my dad didn't see eye to eye
 Em7G
never took to him, he never took the time
 BmA
 Bulletproof, more than tough
G (NC)
Smarter than he ever was

CHORUS
 DAsus4
Well I burned those wheels down the highway
 Em7G
And I learned what I learned the hard way
 DAsus4
Do the best you can do, love many, trust few
 Em7G
Work hard for the money in your hands
(NC) D Asus4
That's the measure of a man
 Em7G
Yeah the measure of a man     

 DAsus4
 Anger burns, love cools it down
 Em7G
 Pretty young woman turned my head around
 DAsus4
The world through her eyes looks so different
 Em7G
She lives on faith, she looks for forgiveness
 BmA
 Foolproof, it ain't easy
 G
 I need her, she needs me and

 DAsus4
She stole my heart on this highway
 Em7G
She taught me to love through the hard days
 DAsus4
Yeah she's cool when I'm not, she's as steady as a rock
 Em7G
She's as solid as the ring on my hand
 DAsus4
That's the measure of a man   
 Em7G
Yeah the measure of a man     

(Repeat chord progression 1 time during instrumental)

 BmA
 Last night she handed me a son of my own
 G
It killed me to do it, but I picked up the phone

(Palm muted/fingerpicked/quietly)

 DAsus4
Hey dad I burned ten years down this highway
 Em7G
And I learned what I learned the hard way
 DAsus4
Truth is I need you, we'll cry if we need to
 Em7G
And I'll swallow my pride if you can
 DAsus4
That's the measure of a man   
 Em7G
Oh yeah, the measure of a ma-an


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