Working Class Hero Uke tab by John Lennon

3 Chords used in the song: Am, G, D

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Am Am                       G G             Am Am
As soon as you're born they make you feel small
Am Am G G Am Am
By giving you no time instead of it all
Am Am G G Am Am
Till the pain is so big you feel nothing at all
Am Am G G Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
Am Am G G D D Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
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Am Am G G Am Am
They hurt you at home and they hit you at school
Am Am G G Am Am
They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Am Am G G Am Am
Till you're so fucking crazy you can't follow their rules
Am Am G G Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
Am Am G G D D Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
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Am Am G G Am Am
When they've tortured and scared you for twenty odd years
Am Am G G Am Am
Then they expect you to pick a career
Am Am G G Am Am
When you can't really function you're so full of fear
Am Am G G Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
Am Am G G D D Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
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Am Am G G Am Am
Keep you doped with religion and sex and T.V.
Am Am G G Am Am
And you think you're so clever and classless and free
Am Am G G Am Am
But you're still fucking peasants as far as I can see
Am Am G G Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
Am Am G G D D Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
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Am Am G G Am Am
There's room at the top they are telling you still
Am Am G G Am Am
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
Am Am G G Am Am
If you want to be like the folks on the hill
Am Am G G Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
Am Am G G D D Am Am
A A working class hero is something to be
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Am Am G G Am Am
If you want to be a hero well just follow me
Am Am G G D D Am Am
If you want to be a hero well just follow me

 

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About this song

"Working Class Hero" is a song from John Lennon's first post-Beatles solo album, 1970's John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band. The song is a take on the class split of the 1940s and 1950s, and of the 1960s in which he was famous. The song appears to tell the story of someone growing up in the working class of capitalism. According to Lennon in an interview with Jann S. Wenner of Rolling Stone magazine in December 1970, it is about working class individuals being processed into the middle classes, into the machine. Read more on Last.fm.