Ordinary Man Song Lyrics

Christy Moore


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Denham Smith, Michael Varga
album: Track 3 in album Ordinary Man
release date: 1985
popularity : 111 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

Cover Art

Christy Moore Ordinary Man cover art


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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