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Poor Man's House


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Standard tuning Capo: 1 Chords for intro/verses: D1: XX0235 D2: XX0234 D3: XX0233 D: XX0232 Chords for pre-chorus and chorus: D: XX0232 A: X02220 G: 320033 Bm: X24432 D1 D2 D3 D D1 D2 D3 D D1 D2 D3 D You know you've done enough when every bone is sore D1 D2 D3 D You know you've prayed enough when you don't ask anymore D1 D2 D3 D You know you're coming to some kind of understanding D1 D2 D3 D When every dream you've dreamed has passed and you're still standing G A Bm A Mama says God tends to every little skinny sheep G A D So count your ribs and say your prayers and get to sleep G A Bm A Nothing is louder to God's ears than a poor man's sorrow G A G Daddy is poor today and he will be poor tomorrow A G D Hey, that's a poor man's house A G D Everybody get a look at the poor man's house A G D Everywhere they went before must have turned them out A G D And now they're living in a poor man's house There's nothing like poverty to get you into heaven They got a lot of wine and fish up there and the bread's unleavened They got a lot of ears that have heard a whip go crack Lots of missing toes and fingers and scars upon their backs Daddy's been working too much for days and days and doesn't eat He never says much, but I think this time it's got him beat It isn't that he isn't strong or kind of clever Your daddy's poor today and he will be poor forever Hey, that's a poor man's house Everybody get a look at the poor man's house They walk to school with the soles of their shoes worn out And come home in the evening to the poor man's house G A Why are you chopping that wood now? Why are you growing that corn? G A Mama's sewing a brand new shirt and you're wearing the one that's torn G A D G I guess it's for someone else's kid who wasn't born in a poor man's house D G A poor man's house Hey, take a look at that house Everybody, we're living in a poor man's house Seems like everywhere we go, they find us out Find out we've been living in a poor man's house (for the outro strum the intro again but harder, and strum the low E and A string also)


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