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Lyrics and Chords

Intro: 0:00
D5 G7sus4 | D5 A7sus4:G7sus4  - x4
A# C | Dm

Verse 1: 0:19
 Dm                       Gm
Give me a job, give me security,
C                         Dm
  Give me a chance to survive. I'm just a
 Dm                    Gm
Poor soul in the unemployment line.
C                      A
  My God, I'm hardly alive!

Verse 2: 0:35
 Dm                       Gm
My mother and father, my wife and my friends,
C                               Dm
  You've seen them laugh in my face. But
Dm                     Gm
I've got the power and I've got the will,
C                    A
  I'm not a charity case.

Chorus 1: 0:49
I'll take those
 Dm   Gm/D      C/D     Dm
Long nights, impossible odds,
 A#        C              Dm
Keeping my eye to the keyhole.
0:57
If it takes
Dm    Gm/D      C/D        Dm
All that to be just what I am,
     A#          C          D5 ->
I'm gonna be a blue collar man.

Instrumental: 1:03
D5 G7sus4 | D5 A7sus4:G7sus4
G7sus4 | D5

Verse 3: 1:111
 Dm                      Gm
Make me an offer that I can't refuse.
C                       Dm
  Make me respectable, man. This is my
 Dm                    Gm
Last time in the unemployment line,
C                A
  So like it or not,

Chorus 2: 1:26
I'll take those
 Dm   Gm/D      C/D     Dm
Long nights, impossible odds,
 A#         C           Dm
Keeping my back to the wall.
1:34
If it takes
Dm    Gm/D      C/D        Dm
All that to be just what I am,
     A#          C          Dm ->
I'm gonna be a blue collar man.

Bridge 1: 1:42
Dm                      C
  Keeping my mind on a better life,
F/C C        A#
      Where happiness
                Dm
Is only a heartbeat away.
1:56
 Dm                        C
Paradise, can it be all I heard it was?
F/C C     A#
      I close my eyes
                        Asus4
And maybe I'm already there.

[Solo] 2:11

Chorus 3: 2:41
I'll take those
 Dm   Gm/D      C/D     Dm
Long nights, impossible odds,
 A#         C           Dm
Keeping my back to the wall.
2:49
If it takes
Dm    Gm/D      C/D        Dm
All that to be just what I am,
     A#          C          A#
I'm gonna be a blue collar man.

Bridge 2: 2:59
        C/A# | A#    C/A#
(Do do do do  do do do do.)
You don't understand!
        C/A# | A#    C/A#
(Do do do do  do do do do.)
        C/A# | A#    C/A#
(Do do do do  do do do do.)
        C/A# | A#        C/A#
(Do do do do  do.) I'll take those

Chorus 4: 3:15
 Dm   Gm/D      C/D     Dm
Long nights, impossible odds,
 A#        C              Dm
Keeping my eye to the keyhole.
3:21
If it takes
Dm    Gm/D      C/D        Dm
All that to be just what I am,
     A#           C
I'd rather be a blue collar,
 A#          C
Gotta be a blue collar,
 A#          C          Dm
Gonna be a blue collar man.

[Instrumental] = [Intro] 3:36

Coda: 3:55
A# C | Dm!!! Dm!

Key

key
Dm
original
key
Dm
D#m C#m
transpose
capo
on
0 fret
not in use
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B

Chord Fingerings

Official Video 1978
Live in Las Vegas 2015

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