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I Take a Lot of Pride in What I Am  Merle Haggard

Verse 1:
Things I [Dm]learned in a hobo jungle
Were thi[Dm]ngs they never [G]taught me in a [C]cl[C/B]assroom [C/A] [C/G]
Like [Dm]where to find a handout
While [Dm]bummin' through [G]Chicago in the [C]aft[C/B]ernoon. [C/A] [C/G]
[C]Hey, I'm not braggin' nor complainin',
I'm just talkin' to myself man to [F]man. [F/E] [F/D]
This ole' [Dm]mental fat I'm [G]chewin' didn't [Dm]take a lot of [G]doin'.
But I [Dm]take a lot of [G]pride in what I [C]am. [C/B] [C/A] [C/G]
Verse 2:
I guess I [Dm]grew up a loner,
I don't [Dm]remember ever [G]havin' any [C]folks a[C/B]round.[C/A] [C/G]
But I keep [Dm]thumbin' through the phone books,
And [Dm]lookin' for my [G]daddy's name in [C]every[C/B] town.[C/A] [C/G]
And I [C]meet lots of friendly people,
but I always wind up leavin' on the [F]lam.[F/E] [F/D]
Hey, where[Dm] I've been or w[G]here I'm goin' [Dm]didn't take al[G]ot of knowin',
But I [Dm]take a lot of [G]pride in what I am.[C] [C/B] [C/A] [C/G]
Verse 3:
I never [Dm]travel in a hurry,
'Cause I [Dm]got nobody [G]waitin' for me anywhe[C]re.[C/B] [C/A] [C/G]
Home is [Dm]anywhere I'm livin',
If it's [Dm]sleepin' on some [G]vacant bench in [C]City Sq[C/B]uare,[C/A] [C/G]
Or if I'm [C]workin' on some road gang,
Or just livin' off the fat of our great [F]land.[F/E] [F/D]
I never [Dm]been nobody's [G]idol, But at [Dm]least I got a [G]title,
And I [Dm]take a lot Of [G]pride in what I [C]am.[C/B] [C/A] [C/G]
I never [Dm]been nobody's [G]idol, But at [Dm]least I got a [G]title,
And I [Dm]take a lot Of [G]pride in what I [C]am.[C/B] [C/A] [C/G]
I [Dm]take a lot of [G]pride in what I [C]am.[C/B] [C/A] [C/G]
I [Dm]take a lot of [G]pride in what I [C]am. [C/B] [C/A] [C/G]

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