Working Man Chords & Lyrics Artist:

Chords (click graphic to learn to play)

E chord D chord A chord C chord E5 chord E7 chord E6 chord
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How To Play

[Figure 1]
 
e|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|
B|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|
G|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|
D|-------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|
A|-7-----7-----7-----7-----|-5-----5-----5-----5-----|----5-----5-----7--------7-|
E|----7-----7-----7-----7--|----5-----5-----5-----5--|-3-----3-----5-----5h7-5---|
                                                                   ending varies, can continue 5 7 pattern
                                                                                  or strum A5 power chord
[Intro/Riff]
| E     D  A  | E     C  D  | x2
 
VERSE 1
      E           D       A
Well, I get up at seven, yeah
      E             C   D
And I go to work at nine
E                   D       A
  I got no time for livin', yes
    E              C     D
I'm working all the time
   E                    D        A
It seems to me, I could live my life
E                     C         D
  A lot better than I think I am
E                D        A
  I guess that's why they call me
E      C              D
  They call me the working man
 
CHORUS
[Figure 1]
They call me the working man
 
I guess that's what I am
 
[Riff]
| E     D  A  | E     C  D  | x2
 
VERSE 2
     E             D        A
Yes, I get home at five o'clock
      E                 C           D
And I take myself out a nice, cold beer
E        D          A
  Always seem to be wondering
            E              C        D
Why there's nothing going down here
   E                    D        A
It seems to me, I could live my life
E                     C         D
  A lot better than I think I am
E                D        A
  I guess that's why they call me
E     C        D
  The working man
 
CHORUS
[Figure 1]
Well, they call me the working man
 
I guess that's what I am
 
SOLO 1
| E     D  A  | E     C  D  | x4
 
CHORUS
[Figure 1]
Well, they call me the working man
 
I guess that's what I am
 
[Sweet Bass Break]
E N.C.
 
SOLO 2 (for days)
E5
(40 bars at double-time, c. 160 bpm)
 
[Bridge Riff]
 
e|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------------------|----------5--------------| x4
A|-7--7--7p5----7--7--7p5----|-7--5--------------7--5--|
E|-----------7------------7--|-------7-----------------|
 
                                         1st ending                        2nd ending
e|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|  |-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|  |-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|-------------12---------------|  |-------------12--------12--14--|
D|-14--14--14p12-----14--14--14p12-----|-14--12---------------14--12--|  |-14--12------------14----------|
A|---------------14----------------14--|---------14-------------------|  |---------14--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|  |-------------------------------|
 
then solo or play first part x2
 
SOLO 3 (for some more days)
E5
(36 bars)
 
[Bridge Riff]
 
e|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------------------|----------5--------------| x4
A|-7--7--7p5----7--7--7p5----|-7--5--------------7--5--|
E|-----------7------------7--|-------7-----------------|
 
                                         1st ending                        2nd ending
e|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|  |-------------------------------|
B|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|  |-------------------------------|
G|-------------------------------------|-------------12---------------|  |-------------12----\-----------|
D|-14--14--14p12-----14--14--14p12-----|-14--12---------------14--12--|  |-14--12------------------------|
A|---------------14----------------14--|---------14-------------------|  |---------14--------------------|
E|-------------------------------------|------------------------------|  |-------------------------------|
 
e|---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|
B|---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|
G|---------------------------|-------------------------|---------------------------|-------------------------|
D|---------------------------|----------5--------------|---------------------------|----------5--------2-----|
A|-7--7--7p5----7--7--7p5----|-7--5--------------7--5--|-7--7--7p5----7--7--7p5----|-7--5-----5--------2-----|
E|-----------7------------7--|-------7-----------------|-----------7------------7--|-------7--3--------0-----|
 
[Interlude/Riff]
| E   | E   | E7  | E7  |
| E6  | E6  | E   | E   |
| E   | E   | E   | E   |
(back to half-time)
| D  A  | E     C  D  |
| E     D  A  | E     C  D  |
 
VERSE 3
      E           D       A
Well, I get up at seven, yeah
      E             C   D
And I go to work at nine
E                   D       A
  I got no time for livin', yes
    E                    C  D
I'm working all the time
   E                    D        A
It seems to me, I could live my life
E                     C         D
  A lot better than I think I am
E                D        A
  I guess that's why they call me
E      C              D
  They call me the working man
 
CHORUS
[Figure 1]
Well, they call me the working man
                     E     D  A
I guess that's what I am
E      C              D
  They call me the working man
E      D               A    E     C  D
        I guess that's what I am
 
[Outro/Riff] (slower)
| E     D  A  | E     C  D  | x2
Crazy lead guitar part
E    E7    E N.C.
 
 
*************************
 
| h  Hammer on
| p  Pull off
| \  Slide down
 
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