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The Winner Recorded by Bobby Bare Written by Shel Silverstein
C G7 The hulk of a man with a beer in is hand he looked like a drunk old fool C And I knew if I hit him right why I could knock him off a that stool F But everybody they said watch out hey that's Tiger Man McCool G7 C He's had a whole lot of fights and he's always come out a winner G7 C Yea he's a winner
G7 But I'd had myself about five too many and I walked up tall and proud C I faced his back and I faced the fact that he had never stooped or bowed F I said Tiger Man you're a pussycat and a hush fell on the crowd G7 C I said let's you and me go outside and see who's a winner
Well he gripped the bar with one big hairy hand G7 And he braced against the wall C He slowly looked up from his beer and my God that man was tall F He said boy I see you're a scrapper so just before you fall G7 C I'm gonna tell you just a little bout what it means to be a winner
He said now you see these bright white smiling teeth G7 You know they ain't my own C Mine rolled away like Chiclets down the street in San Antone F But I left that person cursin' nursin' seven broken bones G7 C And he uh only broke uh three of mine and that makes me winner
G7 He said now behind this grin I got steel pins that holds my jaw in place C A trophy of my most successful motorcycle race F And each morning when I wake and touch this scar across my face G7 C It reminds me of all I got by being a winner
G7 Now this broken back was a dying act of a handsome Harry Clay C That sticky Cincinnati night I stole his wife away F But that woman she gets uglier and she gets meaner every day G7 C But I got her boy that's what makes me a winner
He said you gotta speak loud when you challenge me son G7 Cause it's hard for me to hear
With this twisted neck and these migraine pains C And this big old cauliflower ear F And if it wasn't for this glass eye of mine why I'd shed a happy tear G7 C To think of all you're gonna get by being a winner
G7 I got arthritic elbows boy I got dislocated knees C From pickin' fights with thunderstorms and chargin' into trees F And my nose's been broke so often I might lose it if I sneeze G7 C And son you say you still wanna be a winner
Now you remind me a lot of my younger days G7 With your knuckles a clenchin' white C But boy I'm gonna sit right here and sip this beer all night
And if there's somethin' that you gotta gain F Or prove by winnin' some silly fight G7 C Well ok I quit I lose you're the winner
G7 So I stumbled from that barroom not so tall and not so proud C And behind me I still hear the hoots and laughter of the crowd
But my eyes still see and my nose still works F And my teeth are still in my mouth G7 C And you know I guess that makes me the winner
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