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Broken Man’s Lament lyrics and chords

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Broken Man’s Lament
Recorded by Emmylou Harris
Written by Mark Germino

G C G
I was once a broken man I was once a broken fool
D7
Lost my wife and children to one basic broken rule
G C G
Now I live my life in silence though I'm not quite in a shell
C G
I drink and listen to that song a whiter shade of pale
C G
Oh a whiter shade of pale

C G
I was a good shade tree mechanic so I sent myself to school
D7
They smoothed out my rough edges in my hands they put new tools
G C G
The instructor once he told me I could work on any line
C G
I could tune and make a diesel sing just like Patsy Cline
C G
Oh just like Patsy Cline

C G
Well I met my wife to be through my mother's best friend son
D7
She'd been a barroom singer she was as good as anyone
G C G
But I asked her to stop singing and the girl she did not flinch
C G
Next day she went and bought that man a brand new crescent wrench
C G
Oh a brand new crescent wrench

C G
Well we had three fine children as eight years went on by
D7
I learned to supervise a line my knuckles stayed bone dry
G C G
But after supper I kept hearing her by the kitchen radio
C G
Singing sweet but desperate harmony a little bit too low
C G
Oh a little bit too low

C G
She left three months later I'd just come home for lunch
C G
The note said easy come hard go but still love you so much
C G
She said I don't know if I'll be back or if you'll want me if I come
C G
But if and when that happens dear you better let my sweet dream run

C G
Oh let my sweet dream run

Repeat #2,1

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