One man band    (video)

 

 †† C - F - G - C (2x)

 

 ††† C††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††F††††††††††††††††† - G††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††C

1.††Iíve got to get my stuff together, ††††††††now Iím a heading on,

C††††††††††††††††† ††††††F†††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††- G††† ††††††††††††C

††† got to do the things that Iíve been ††††††††speaking of.

C†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††F††††††††††††††††††††††† ††- G††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††C

††† I got to show the world the difference †††††between right and wrong,

††††††††††††††††††††† - Am††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††F†††††††††††††† - G†††††† ††††††††C

††† and, yes, I†††††††† íve got to make myself a living †††††††writing songs.

 

+ C - F - G - C (2x)

 

††† C††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††† - G†††† ††††††††††††††††C

2. ††††Iím just a lonely singer ††††††††on a lonely road,

C†††††††††††† †††††††F†††††††† - G††††††† †††††††††††C

††† this is the only life †††††††that Iíve chose.

C†††††††††††††††††††† F††††††††††††††††††††† G†††††††††††††††† †††††††††††C

††† Iíve given more, so much more than what Iíve got,

Am†††††††††††††††††††††††† F††† ††††††††††- G††††††††† C

††† everything you think I am, †††††††I am not.

 

 - - - - - - - - - -†† C

Coz Iím just a one man travelling band,

†† F

writing down poems on the back of my hand,

G††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††C

††† only hoping you will understand me.

††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C†††††††††††††††††

And Iíve come a long way, Iíve given up the cocaine,

F††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

†† looking for a chance to play

G††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† C

††† a couple of songs I wrote along the way.

 †† G

I never thought that I would have a modern guitar,

C

Iíd be the man on stage, no,

G

never thought that I would get to see the world,

C

lovely Mrs Balarade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

†††††††† ††††C7††††† F††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††C

Well, I headed out to California for margaritas by the pool,

†††††††††††† G†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††F††††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††C

at the house of a good old friend of mine I knew when back in school.

 

+ C - F - G - C (2x)

 

 †† C†††††††††††††††††† ††††††F†††††††††††† G†††††††††††††† †††C

3. †††Just a box of wood, six strings, this guitar,

C†††††††† ††††††††††††††††F†††††††††††††††††††† G†††††††††††††††††† C

††† Iíve played in bedrooms, Iím still playing in bars.

C†††††††††††††††† †††††††F†††††††††††††† G††††††††††††††††††† C

††† On the city streets with pennies at my feet,

 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††† - Am††† †††††††††††††††††††F†††††††††††††††† G†††††† †††C

††† man, you know, ††††††††I will play for money, I will play for free.

 

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+C - F - G - C†††  - C - F - G

 

††† Am - F - G - C††† - Am - F - G

 

+C - F - G - C†††  - C - F - G - C

 

(Jack Savoretti)