Welding Burns chords - Slaid Cleaves


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My father was a welder, down at the navy yard
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Up on the north atlantic, where the winters come down hard
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A union job some overtime, nobody would complain
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He went to work with a humble pride, through the snow and rain

Chorus:
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Some things your born to, some things you gotta learn
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My father built his world on bone muscle and blood and welding burns

After work he did some drunken', he'd get a title rough
Just to take the edges off, but he never got enough

He'd hang his coat up by the door, and light a cigarette
Mama would take his supper out, turn off the tv set

Chorus:
Some things your born to, some things you gotta learn
My father built his world on bone muscle and blood and welding burns

D I can see them down at leighs mills pond D C With the august sun warming her brown skin D He promised he would take her away D C G But i think he knew even way back then, way back then Mama said they're hiring no need to graduate Maybe your dad could make a call to the 788 I always thought I'd get away, I thought I could rise above I don't remember anymore, what i was dreaming of Chorus: 2x Some things your born to, some things you gotta learn My father built his world on bone muscle and blood and welding burns