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[Verse]

      G  G7              C              Cm
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses ?
         G            Em7      A7        D7
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
             G       G7            C               Cm
Oh, you're a hard one, I know that you got your reasons, 
      G           B7     Em7           A7       D7     G
These things that are pleasin' you can hurt you somehow


[Chorus]

D         Em                Bm
Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy,
       C                 G
She'll beat you if she's able,
             Em7                C                G   D
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet
       Em               Bm                    C              G
Now it seems to me some fine things have been laid upon your table
        Em            A7             Am7
But you only want the ones you can't get


[Verse]

D D7  G  G7             C             Cm
Desperado, oh you ain't gettin' no younger,
     G               Em7           A7          D7
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
    G      G7                  C             Cm
And freedom, well, that's just some people talkin'
     G      B7   Em7                A7        D7     G
Your prison is walkin' through this world all alone


[Chorus]

D          Em                   Bm
Don't your feet get cold in the winter time ?
    C                  G
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
     Em7              C                   G    D
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
       Em              Bm
You're losin' all your highs and lows
         C             G             Am7
Ain't it funny how the feelin' goes away


[Verse]

D  D7 G  G7              C              Cm
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
     G         D      Em  A7         D7
Come down from your fences, open the gate
          G      G7               C           Cm
It may be rainin',  but there's a rainbow above you
           G       B7   Em         C  G  Am7
You better let somebody love you,
           G       B7   Em         Am7       D7  G
You better let somebody love you before it's too late


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Chords used:

        E A D G B e
       +-----------+
A7      x 0 2 0 2 0
Am7     0 0 2 0 1 0
B7      x 2 1 2 0 2
C       0 3 2 0 1 0
Cm      x x 5 4 3 3
D       x 0 0 2 3 2
D7      x x 0 2 1 2
Em      0 2 2 0 0 0
Em7     0 2 2 0 3 0
G       3 x 0 0 0 3
G7      3 x 0 0 0 1
       +-----------+


 DESPERADO (Henley & Frey, 1973)--"Organ" Part
 =========
  
 
  
   ****B1:
     Em    Bm          C     G  GM9      Em      C        G    (D7)
e|----7-----7-----|----8-----7---5---|----3------3------|-3--5--7-10-12-14-|
B|----8-----7-----|----8-----8---7---|----5------5------|-3----------------|
G|----9-----7-----|----9-----7---7---|----4------5------|-4--5--7-11-12-14-|
D|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|----------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
    h     h          h     q   q        h      h        q. e  e  e  e  e
  

        Em     Bm7         C      G           Em     (A9)     (Am9)   D   D9
e|----15-----17-----|----15-----15-----|----!12!----------|--!12!---10---8--||
B|----17-----15-----|----17-----15-----|----!12!----------|--!12!---10--10--||
G|----16-----16-----|----17-----16--14-|----!12!----------|--!12!---11---9--||
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||
       h     h           h      q.   e       w-----------------h     q.  e
  

   ****A2:
        G     G9           C                 G   D    Em        A7    D
e|----7------5------|----8-------------|---7---10---12----|---12----10-------|
B|----8------6------|----8-------------|---8---10---12----|---10----10-12-10-|
G|----7------7------|----9-------------|---7---11---12----|---12-----9-------|
D|------------------|----------12--10--|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|----------12--10--|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|----------12--10--|------------------|------------------|
      h      h           w------q---q--     q    q    h       h      h--e--e-
  

       G   G9         C             G D7b9 Em      A7  D7      G      D   D7
e|---7----5-----|---3-------5--|--7--5---3----|---3---5---|--3--15--14--17--||
B|---8----6-----|---5----------|--8--7---5----|---5---3---|--3--15--15--15--||
G|---7----7-----|---5----------|--7--8---4----|---6---5---|--4--16--14--17--||
D|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|-----------------||
A|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|-----------------||
E|--------------|--------------|--------------|-----------|-----------------||
     h    h         w-------e--   q  q   h    2/4:q   q      q   q   q   q
  

   ****B2:
        Em     Bm7        C     G   GM9     Em    C          (G)           (D)
e|----19-----17-----|---20----19--17---|--15----12---15---|---12-10-8-7-8-5-7|
B|----20-----19-----|---20----20--19---|--17----13---17---|------------------|
G|------------------|------------------|--16----12---17---|---12-11-9-7-9-5-7|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
       h      h         h     q    q       h    q     q    [e] e  e e e e e e
  

       Em     Bm7        C       G             Am                     D  D9
 e|----19-----17-----|---15------7------|-------8----------|----8----10---8--||
 B|----20-----19-----|---17------8------|------10----------|---10----10--10--||
 G|------------------|---17------7------|-------9----------|----9----11---9--||
 D|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||
 A|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||
 E|------------------|------------------|------------------|-----------------||
        h      h          h      h              w---------------h     q   q
  

   ****A3 (&Coda):
      G       G9           C     Cm6         G   D   Em(Esus4)    A9    D7
e|--7--5-7---5------|----3------5------|---7---5---3---5--|-----7-----5------|
B|--8--------6------|----5------4------|---8---7---5------|-----5-----7------|
G|--7--------7------|----5------5------|---7---7---4------|-----6-----5------|
D|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|------------------|------------------|------------------|
    h--e-e-- h           h      h          q   q   h---q--      h     h
  

       G        G11       C       Cm6    G   D7  Em           C      G   Am
e|---3--15----15----|---15-----17----|-15--14--12-15-15p12|-15-15--15--17----|
B|---3--15----13----|---17-----16----|-15--13--12-17------|-17-17--15--17----|
G|---4--16----14----|---17-----17----|-16--14--12-16------|-17-17--16--17----|
D|------------------|----------------|--------------------|------------------|
A|------------------|----------------|--------------------|------------------|
E|------------------|----------------|--------------------|------------------|
     q   q    h          h     h        q   q   q  e  s s   e  e    q   h
  

      G  D7b9  Em         Am7            G   [G7]     C    Cm6       G
e|--19--17--15----|-----15-------|-----15-------|---12---17----|---10-------||
B|--20--19--17----|-----13-------|-----15-------|---13---16----|---12-------||
G|------20--16----|-----14-------|-----16-------|---12---17----|---12-------||
D|----------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|------------||
A|----------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|------------||
E|----------------|--------------|--------------|--------------|------------||
    q   q   h(ferm)      w             w     ritard. h    h        w(ferm)

-- guitar arrangement: tcg, 2/89
   --4/4 // Key of G // Andante (pretty slow)
   --use vibrato and/or wave effex box to mimic organ sound
   --note durations: s=sixteenth note; e=eighth; q=quarter; q.=dotted quarter;
       h=half; w=whole; [e]=eighth rest . . . 
       w-------h =tied notes . . . x(ferm): fermata (hold longer than x)
   --!x!=play harmonic
      --chords are named according to voicings shown here; NOT rhythm-chord
       designations, necessarily (though do harmonize with "book" chords)
   --some way-up-the-fingerboard chords have been reduced to two notes
       rather than three to ease fingering on a small (my!) fretboard
   --"Organ" part begins with first "B" section ("Don't you draw the queen of
       diamonds....")
************************************

| p  Pull-off

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boothy 20 Jun 21, 2005 08:00 PM

^You mean tablature?

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FL_Bob2002 583 Dec 09, 2014 02:29 PM

This was put in the tab section. You should have put it in the chord section instead!

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friedrs 10 Mar 05, 2017 11:29 PM

didn't like this contribution

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