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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  July 19, 1999
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Note: Hate the key? You can capo the first fret and ignore the sharp symbol
And still play along with the recording if you are in standard tuning. 

          LITTLE MAN        Alan Jackson

C#                             G#
I remember walking round the court square sidewalks
F#
Looking in windows at things I couldn't want
C#                               G#
There's Johnson's Hardware and Morton's Jewelry
         F#
And the Old E King and the pots they carried
              C#       F#       C#
They're the little man    The little man
C#                  G#
I go back now the stores are empty
F#
'Cept an old coke sign dated 1950
C#                     G#
Boarded up like they never existed
F#                
Renovated and called historic district
                  C#      F#                  C#
There goes the little man    There goes the little man

CHORUS:
          A#m                   F#
Now the court squares's just a set of streets
C#                          G#
People go round but they seldom think
            A#m             F# 
About the little man that built this town
C#                    G# 
Before the big money shut 'em down
                 C#       F#                   C#   
And killed the little man    offed the little man


C#                           G#
He pumped your gas and he'd clean your glass
F# 
One cold rainy night he fixed your flat
C#                         G#   
A new store came where you do it yourself
     F#
You buy a lotto ticket and food off the shelf
             C#       F#                    C#
Forget the little man    forget about the little man
C#                      G#
He hung on there for a few more years
F#     
He couldn't sell slurpees and he wouldn't sell beer
C#                                   G#
Now the bank rents the station to a man down the road
                F#
And they sell velvet Elvises and second hand clothes
                 C#       F#                       C#
There goes the little man     There goes another little man
Go to chorus, lead
C#                                 G#
Now the stores are lined up in a concrete strip
F#
You can buy the whole world in just one trip
C#                        G#
Save a penny cause it's jumbo size
F#           
They don't even realize
                      C#       F#              C# 
They're killing the little man     Offed the little man

Go to chorus,
C#                      G#
It wasn't long ago when I was a child
F#
An old black man came with his mule and plow
     C#                       G#
He broke the ground where we grew our garden
F#
Back before we'd all forgotten
            C#        F#        C#       F#
About the little man     The little man, 
                 C#       F#                           C#
Long live the little man,    God bless the little man


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