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Tuning: Drop-D

[Verse]
D
I was born out west a ways
  C
Beneath a cloudy sky
   G
My momma called me Lightning
        G           C     D
She saw rain clouds in my eyes
D
My daddy called me in one day
     C
When I was very young
     G
Said come and sit beside me boy
G      C       D
Listen here my son

[Verse]
  D
When I was just your age he said
   C
My daddy done me wrong
     G
And now it's been twenty years
      G        C     D
Ain't seen him in so long
D
I remember me the day he left
     C   
That man he seemed so tall
          G
His words echoed in my head like
         G     C      D
Gunshots off a canyon wall

[Chorus]
   C
My daddy was a desperado
        D
Left me footprints hard to follow
        C                                  D
There's some sins son that you just can't atone
    C
The right path ain't the easiest
       G
So you best be right with Jesus
        C              G        A
And it's every cowboy's right to roam
       C                          G
So you take this gun my only son
                    D
And you'll never be alone

[Verse]
     D
That day my daddy promised
C
That he would do his best
     G
Took granddaddy's gun and locked it
G    C      D
In a wooden chest
D
As the years they passed on by
   C
He taught me to shoot and ride
   G
My momma she always called me
      G     C       D
Apple of my daddy's eye

[Verse]
 D
I thought things'd just go on
           C
Until that fateful letter came
       G
With a sad smile something seemed to dawn
    G           C        D
His face didn't seem the same
D
Looked like he was in disguise
        C
Saw the hardness of his lips
    G
But all I saw through teary eyes
         G         C      D
Were the big irons on his hips

[Bridge]
     C                 D
With that he just left like his daddy did
      C                       A
And I never did find out just what that letter said...
 
[Chorus]
   C
My daddy was a desperado
        D
Left me footprints hard to follow
        C                                  D
There's some sins son that you just can't atone
    C
The right path ain't the easiest
       G
So you best be right with Jesus
         C     G                 A
And it's every cowboy's right to roam
       C                          G
So you take this gun my only son
                    D
And you'll never be alone

[Verse]
    D
And never sight nor sound
   C
Of him had momma heard
    G
She watched for him in plains
   G     C      D
As empty as his word
   D
Years passed by I stopped searching
        C
For his silhouette in the sun
  G
I met a gal and got married
    G       C      D
And then we had us one

[Verse]
  D
He was a child as perfect
C
As God's bluest sky
     G
With golden hair across his brow
G       C      D
And his mommas eyes
D
Time seemed to stand still
  C
I thought things couldnt be better
    G
But that was just until
    G       C           D
The postman brought the letter
 
[Chorus]
   C
Your daddy is a desperado
        D
I left you footprints hard to follow
        C                                D
There's some sins son that I just can't atone
    C
The right path ain't the easiest
       G
And I ain't quite right with Jesus
        C              G               A
I'm in trouble now and so, so far from home
          C                          G
Won't you bring your gun my only son
                  D
Your daddy's all alone

[Verse]
 D
A good long while I read that letter
  C
I opened daddy's wooden chest
    G
The words I read were bitter
              G       C      D
I grabbed the gun and headed west
 D
A few miles out I surely found
     C
What I was looking for
   G
An empty grave that I had dug
   G    C     D
So many years before

[Verse]
  D
A headstone all by itself
    C
Out in this barren place
G
"Here lies just a desperado"
          G      C       D
Carved in stone upon its face
 D
I tossed that gun into the ground
    C
And rode without a word
  G
I knew that it would not be found
  G        C         D
Before the stone was blurred

[Verse]
D
Went right home hugged my wife
  C
Beneath a cloudy sky
  G
A lightning bolt split the night
  G      C       D
A sign I can't deny
 D
I called my son in that day
     C
When he was very young
       G
I said come here sit beside me boy
G      C       D
Listen here my son
 
[Chorus]
   C
My daddy was a desperado
        D
Left me footprints hard to follow
        C                                  D
There's some sins son that you just can't atone
    C
The right path ain't the easiest
       G
So you best be right with Jesus
         C              G        A
And it's every cowboy's right to roam
     C                              G
That ain't me son, I'm surely done
                    D
But you'll never be alone
 
[Outro]
     C                               G
That ain't me son, I'm surely done
                    D
And you'll never be alone
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