performed by Charlie Daniels Band
transcribed by Phillip Taylor
[E] I ain't nothing but a simple man, [D] call me a redneck, I reckon that I
But there's [A] things goin' on that make me mad down to the [E] core. I
work like a dog to make ends meet. There's [D] crooked politicians and crime
street and I'm [A] madder than hell and I ain't gonna take it no [E] more.
We tell our
kids to just say no and then some [D] panty waist judge lets a drug dealer go
he [A] slaps him on the wrist and he turns him back out on the town. Well,
[E] had my way with people sellin' dope, I take a [D] big tall tree and a
short piece of
rope, and [A] hang 'em up high and let 'em swing thll the sun goes [E] down.
Well you [A] know whats wrong with the world today. [E] People done gone and
put their Bibles away, There [D] livin' by law of the [A] jungle not the low
[E] land. Well the [D] good book says it, so I know it's the truth, An [E]
eye for an
eye and a tooth for a tooth. You'd better watch where you go and [D]
where you've been, [A7] that's the way I see it I'm a simple [E] man.
Now, I'm the kind of man that wouldn't harm a mouse, but if I catch somebody
breakin' in my house, I've got a twelve gauge shotgun waitin' on the other
side. So don't go pushin' me against my will, I don't want to have to fight
you but I durn sure will. So if you don't want trouble that you'd better just
pass me on by. As far as I'm concerned there aint no excuse for the raping
and the killing and the child abuse. And I've got a way to put and end to
all that mess. You just take those rascals out in the swamp, put them on
their knees and tie 'em to a stump and let the rattlers and the bugs and the
alligators do the rest.