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Ry Cooder - How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times & Live (Chord)
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Ry Cooder.
How Can A Poor Man Stand Such Times & Live.
Album: Ry Cooder.
Capo 3.

(Written by Woody Guthrie in the
Great Depression, in the present
not a lot has changed.)

Intro: G C D G
                       D                        G     D7 G
Well, the doctor comes around with his face all bright,
G                                      C      D      A7 D
And he says, "In a little while you'll be all right!"
             C                 G
Well, all he gives is a humbug pill,
        C                    A7
Dose of dope and a great big bill,
             G          C         D              G
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

                      D                        G     D7 G
Well there once was a time when everything was cheap,
G                            C      D    A7 D
But now prices nearly puts a man to sleep,
              C               G       
Well, when we get our grocery bill,
        C                    A7
We just feel like making our will,
             G          C         D              G
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

Solo: D G C D A7 D C G C G C D D7 G

G                      D              G    D7 G
Prohibition's good, if it's conducted right,
                                        C        D     A7 D
There's no sense in shooting a man till he shows flight,
    C                   G
Officers kill without a cause,
          C                         A7
Then they complain about the funny laws,
             G          C         D              G
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

                         D                           G    D7 G
Well the preachers, they preach for gold and not for soul
                                      C           D     A7 D
Well, that's what keeps us poor folks always in a hole,
            C              G
Now, we can hardly get our breath,
          C                        A7
Taxed and schooled and preached to death,
             G          C         D              G
Tell me, how can a poor man stand such times and live?

Fade: D G D7 G D A7 D C G C G 
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