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Small Town Southern Man  Alan Jackson

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[F]Born the middle [C]son of a farmer And a [G]small town Southern [C]man
[F]Like his daddy's [C]daddy before him Brought up [G]workin' on the land
[F]Fell in love with a[C]small town woman And they[G]married up and settled [C]down
[F]Natural way of [C]life if you're lucky For a [G]small town [F]Southern [C]man
[F]First there came [C]four lovely daughters For this [G]small town Southern [C]man
[F]Then a few years [C]later came another,A [G]boy, he wasn't planned
[F]Seven people [C]livin' all together In a [G]house built with his own [C]hands
[F]Little words but [C]love and understandin'From a [G]small town [F]Southern [C]man

And he [F]bowed his head to [C]Jesus
And he [F]stood for Uncle [C]Sam
And he [F]only loved one [C]woman
He was always [G]proud of what he had
He said his [F]greatest contri[C]bution
Is the [F]ones you leave be[C]hind
[F]Raised on the [C]ways and gentle kindness Of a [G]small town [F]Southern [C]man               C                            
[F]Callous hands [C]told the story For this [G]small town Southern [C]man
He [F]gave it all to [C]keep it all together And keep his [G]family on his land
[F]Like his daddy, [C]years wore out his body Made it [G]hard just to walk and [C]stand
You can [F]break the back But you can't [C]break the spirit Of a [G]small town [F]Southern [C]man

Repeat Chorus
[F]Finally [C]death came callin' For this [G]small town Southern [C]man
He said it's [F]alright 'cause [C]I see angels And they [G]got me by the hand
[F]Don't you cry, and [C]don't you worry I'm [G]blessed, and I know I [C]am
[F]'Cause God has a [C]place in Heaven For a [G]small town [F]Southern [C]man

(Repeat Chorus
[F]Raised on the [C]ways and gentle kindness Of a [G]small town [F]Southern [C]man

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