Merle Haggard Working Man Blues Lyrics

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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
Amber Waves of Grain Track Listing
  • 1 Amber Waves of Grain
  • 2 Medley: Tulare Dust / Mama Tried
  • 3 The Farmer's Daughter
  • 4 Medley: The Okie From Muskogee's Comin' Home / Okie From Muskogee
  • 5 Gone With the Wind
  • 6 I Wish Things Were Simple Again
  • 7 Medley: Working Man's Blues / Always Late With Your Kisses
  • 8 American Waltz
  • 9 Working Man Blues
  • 10 Always Late With Your Kisses
  • 11 American Waltz


  • Written by: Merle Haggard
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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