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A Man Is A Man guitar chords

A Man Is A Man
By the Who
>From It's Hard, 1982
Written by Pete Townshend 1982 Towser Tunes Inc./Eel Pie Publishing Ltd.

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transcribed by
litgo@aol.com
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G       3tx0033
Fadd9  (1)x3213
G/B     x20033
D/F#    2x0232


[intro]
                   x3 
||: G    D    C   :||  G     D     C   |
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||-<12>------<5>---||-<12>-------------|
||-------------<5>-||--------------<5>-|
||------<7>--------||-------<7>---<5>--|
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  [harmonics]


G               Fadd9
You talk about crazy affairs
Dm                     C                 G     D C | G   D C |
You talk about your life as though it mattered
G                          Fadd9      
You get attention 'cos you block the stairs
Dm                  C                Fadd9
Bragging about some bottles you have shattered

      C                  G/B
Well, I met a man who really lives
C                 Em
He really does it all
C                              G/B
But what really matters is the heart he gives
C                       D     Dsus4     D
He makes your talk seem small

       C        G   D
When a man is a man
           C        Em     D  C
He doesn't act to a plan
          G                        D/F#                    Fadd9
He don't have to perform like John Wayne in some B-feature flick
  C        G     D
A man is a man
            C         Em    D  C
When he can offer his hand
      G                   D/F#                     Fadd9
Not afraid of appearing insane if he can't break a brick
                     G     D  C   |  G    D  C [intro pattern]
I know a man who's a man

Can't you sometimes crack a smile
Do you think if you did, we would run and tell
I know one day your big villian style
Will collapse as they turn the key in the door of your cell

I know a man who was once like you
But he opened his heart
No one is really bad right through
He's just another part

When a man is a man
And he drinks 'til he's canned
He can drop to the floor, he can weep, we won't ask the price
A man is a man
He can fall, he can stand
We won't love him more if he keeps his soul on the ice
I know a man who's a man

E                    D
  Every one of us is looking for fame
       A
He's a looker
He's a dresser
He's a genius under pressure
E                        D
  I know a man who could tighten your rein
       A
He's a father
He's a brother
       D
He's a rocker
He's a lover

He's a man, he's a man
He doesn't act to a plan
He don't have to get hitched to a train in some muscle beach trick
A man is a man
When he can offer his hand
Not afraid of apprearing insane if he can't break a brick
     C           G
Be a man who's a man

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