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The Working Man      Creedence Clearwater Revival



Band: Creedence Clearwater Revival
Song: The Working Man
Album: CCR Box set

Normal tuning, mainly jamming

Intro:

E---------------------------------------------
A-------4---4-------4---4---------------------
D-5p4-2---2---5p4-2---2-----------------------
G---------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------------
e---------------------------------------------

Verse 1:

E---------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------
B-------2---2---------------------------------
e-3p2-0---0-------------------------------7-9-
                    I was born on a sunday

E-----------------------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------11-9-11-9-11--
G--------------------------------------------------9-11-9--------------9
B--------------------------------------7-9-------7----------------------
e------------------------------------------9-7-9------------------------
 On thursday I had me a job

E----------------------------
A----------------------------
D----------------------------
G----------------------------
B----------------------------
e------------------------7-9-
 I was born on a sunday

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------11-9-11-9-11--
G---------------------------------------------------9-11-9--------------9
B---------------------------------------7-9-------7----------------------
e-------------------------------------------9-7-9------------------------
 By thursday I was working out on a job

E---------------------------------
A---------------------------------
D---------------------------------
G------------------------------6-9
B-------------------------9b-7----
e---------------------------------
 I aint never had a day off

E----------------------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------------------
B---------------------------------------2---2---------2---2
e---------------------------------3-2-0---0-----3-2-0---0--
 Since the I learned right from wrong

Verse 2:

E------------------------
A------------------------
D------------------------
G------------------------
B--------------------9b-7
e------------------------
 Mama said I was bad

E-----------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------11---11-9-11--
G-------------------------------------------9----9---------9
B----------------------------9-9--------9-7-----------------
e--------------------------------9-7-9----------------------
 I did something to her head

E------------------------
A------------------------
D------------------------
G-----------------------9
B--------------------9b--
e------------------------
 Mama said I was bad

E-------------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------11-9-11---
G-------------------------------------------9---------9-
B--------------------------------------9b-7-------------
e----------------------------7-9p7-9p7------------------
 I did something to her head

E-------------------------------
A-------------------------------
D-------------------------------
G-------------------------------

B-----------------------9b-9-7--
e------------------------------9
 And poppa threw me out

E---------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------6-9----
G------------------------------------6-9---------5-6
B----------------------------------------7-9--------
e---------------------------------------------------
 Ahhh said I got to earn my own wage

Solo (can't figure it out, it's impossible to touch Fogerty's solos)

Chorus:

E-------------------------------------------------
A-------------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------6-----6
B-------------------------------8-p7----5------5--
e-------------------------------------------------
 I ain't never been in trouble, I aint got the time

E--------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------
D--------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------------------------6---6
B----------------------------------------8--p7--5-----5--
e--------------------------------------------------------
 I don't mess around with magic, child, what I got is mine

I will have more in due time, it's just that the 3rd and 4th verses are very difficult to decipher. Enjoy!

Much love and peace



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