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Measure Of A Man  Jack Ingram




[D]When I was fifteen, I [Asus4]left home young
[Em7]Tore up the tracks and [G]then some
[D]Me and my dad didn't [Asus4]see eye to eye
I [Em7]never took to him, he [G]never took the time
[Bm]Bulletproof[A], more than tough
G (NC)
Smarter than he ever was

Well I [D]burned those wheels down the [Asus4]highway
And I [Em7]learned what I learned the [G]hard way
Do the [D]best you can do, love [Asus4]many, trust few
Work [Em7]hard for the money in your [G]hands
(NC) D Asus4
That's the measure of a man
Yeah the measure of a [Em7]man    [G]

[D]Anger burns, [Asus4]love cools it down
[Em7]Pretty young woman turned my [G]head around
The [D]world through her eyes looks [Asus4]so different
She [Em7]lives on faith, she [G]looks for forgiveness
[Bm]Foolproof,[A] it ain't easy
[G]I need her, she needs me and
She [D]stole my heart on this [Asus4]highway
She [Em7]taught me to love through the [G]hard days
Yeah she's [D]cool when I'm not, she's as [Asus4]steady as a rock
She's as [Em7]solid as the ring on [G]my hand
That's the measure of a [D]man  [Asus4]
Yeah the measure of a [Em7]man    [G]
(Repeat chord progression 1 time during instrumental)

[Bm]Last night she handed me a [A]son of my own
It [G]killed me to do it, but I picked up the phone
(Palm muted/fingerpicked/quietly)

Hey dad I [D]burned ten years down this [Asus4]highway
And I [Em7]learned what I learned the [G]hard way
Truth is [D]I need you, we'll cry if we [Asus4]need to
And I'll [Em7]swallow my pride if [G]you can
That's the measure of a [D]man  [Asus4]
Oh yeah, the measure of a[Em7] ma-a[G]n

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