Working Man Blues

Album: A Portrait of Merle Haggard (1969)
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  • It's a big job just gettin' by with nine kids and a wife
    I been a workin' man dang near all my life
    I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use
    I'll drink my beer in a tavern,
    Sing a little bit of these working man blues

    I keep my nose on the grindstone, I work hard every day
    Might get a little tired on the weekend, after I draw my pay
    But I'll go back workin, come Monday morning I'm right back with the crew
    I'll drink a little beer that evening,
    Sing a little bit of these working man blues

    Hey hey, the working man, the working man like me
    I ain't never been on welfare, that's one place I won't be
    Cause I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use
    I drink a little beer in a tavern
    Sing a little bit of these working man blues

    Sometimes I think about leaving, do a little bummin' around
    I wanna throw my bills out the window catch a train to another town
    But I go back working I gotta buy my kids a brand new pair of shoes
    Yeah drink a little beer in a tavern,
    Cry a little bit of these working man blues

    Hey hey, the working man, the working man like me
    I ain't never been on welfare, that's one place I won't be
    Cause I'll be working long as my two hands are fit to use
    I drink a little beer in a tavern
    Sing a little bit of these working man blues
    Yeah drink a little beer in a tavern,
    Cry a little bit of these working man blues Writer/s: MERLE HAGGARD
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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