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A CHILD'S IDEA OF A MAN

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter


       INTRO:  A - E - A - E - A - E - A - E

               A      E   A      E
           I.  look up to daddy,
               A      E   A
               look up to pa.
               D
               I thought somebody was a man
                         A     E   A
               if he was tall.
                  D
               so I wanted ev'rybody to look up
                   A       G      D
               and see how tall I am.
                        E
               I didn't know I was living
                                   A - Asus4 - A - Asus4 - A - Asus4 - A
               a child's idea of a man.

               A     E   A      E
          II.  listen to uncle:
               A        E   A
               he speaks so loud.
               D
               he's only talkin',
                                          A     E   A
               but to my tiny ears it's a shout.
                  D
               so I wanted ev'rybody to listen
                  A        G      D
               to hear how loud I am.
                        E
               I didn't know I was living
                                   A - Asus4 - A
               a child's idea of a man.

                              D
      BRIDGE:  now a child's idea of a man
                              A
               is something I picked up way back when.
                         E
               I shoulda left it

               with my bucket and shovel
               A
               lying in the sand.
                           D
               but now I'm growing ev'ryday,
                               A
               I've learned to throw it all away.
                    E
               I've fin'ly stopped living
                                   A - Asus4 - A - Asus4 - A
               a child's idea of a man.


INSTRUMENTAL:  A - E - A - E - A - E - A
(similar to    D
  verse)       A - G - D
               E
               A - Asus4 - A - Asus4 - A


              (repeat verse I)


                 A   E   A       E
        III.  my body is achin';
                A       E  A
              a whippin' I had.
              D
              I get a spankin'
                                           A     E   A
              ev'ry time that I make daddy mad.
                 D
              so I wanted ev'rybody to feel
                  A            G     D
              the strength within my hands.
                        E
              and once again I was living
                                  A    Asus4   A
              a child's idea of a man.

© Copyright 1979 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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