Ordinary Man Song Lyrics

Christy Moore

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I'm an ordinary man, nothing special nothing grand
I've had to work for everything I own
I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got
Enough to keep my family and my home

Now they say that times are hard and they've handed me my cards
They say there's not the work to go around
And when the whistle blows, the gates will finally close
Tonight they're going to shut this factory down
Then they'll tear it d-o-w-n

I never missed a day nor went on strike for better pay
For twenty years I served them best I could
Now with a handshake and a cheque it seems so easy to forget
Loyalty through the bad times and through good

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Sweet Music Roll On
  • 2 Delerium Tremens
  • 3 Ordinary Man
  • 4 Matty
  • 5 The Reel in the Flickering Light
  • 6 The Diamondtina Drover
  • 7 Blantyre Explosion
  • 8 Hard Cases
  • 9 Continental Céilí
  • 10 St Brendan's Voyage
  • 11 Another Song is Born
  • 12 Quiet Desperation


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Denham Smith, Michael Varga
    album: Track 3 in album Ordinary Man
    release date: 1985
    popularity : 124 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk/Blues Rock
    length: 4:46

    Album Information

    label: WEA Ireland
    country(area): Ireland
    format: CD
    barcode: 022924076329
    script: Latin