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Merle Haggard - Fightin' Side Of Me, The


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#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
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THE FIGHTIN' SIDE OF ME (Merle Haggard)
performed by Merle Haggard (1970)


       E              B7
I hear people talking bad
          E                                   B7
About the way they have to live here in this country
B7
Harping on the wars we fight
                                      E
Griping about the way things ought to be
E                   B7
I don't mind them switching sides
       E                           B7
And standing up for things they believe in
               B7
When they're running down our country man
                                        E
They're walking on the fighting side of me


         E                              B7
They're walking on the fightin' side of me
 B7
Running down a way of life
                                          E
Our fighting men have fought and died to keep
    E
If you don't love it, leave it
                        E7            A
Let this song that I'm singing be a warning
             B7
When you're running down our country hoss
                                       E
You're walking on the fightin' side of me


   E                B7
I read about some squirrely guy
     E                                    B7
Who claims that he just don't believe in fighting
       B7
And I wonder just how long
                                   E
The rest of us can count on being free
      E                 B7
They love our milk and honey
         E                               B7
But they preach about some other way of living
                  B7
And when they're running down our country man
                                        E
They're walking on the fightin' side of me


         E                              B7
They're walking on the fightin' side of me
 B7
Running down a way of life
                                          E
Our fighting men have fought and died to keep
    E
If you don't love it, leave it
                        E7            A
Let this song that I'm singing be a warning
             B7
When you're running down our country man
                                       E   C
You're walking on the fightin' side of me


         F                              C
They're walking on the fightin' side of me
 C
Running down a way of life
                                          F
Our fighting men have fought and died to keep
    F
If you don't love it, leave it
                         F7            Bb
Let this song that I'm singing be a warning
             C
When you're running down our country hoss
                                       F
You're walking on the fightin' side of me



TAB: Intro and riff
   
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Outro
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    H                       H                       H

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CAPO CHART
no capo  -  capo 4 (acoustic guitar)
 I: E    -  C
IV: B7   -  G7
 V: A    -  F

 I: F    -  C#
IV: C    -  G#
 V: Bb   -  F#



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