Oops, an error
Loading. Please wait.

Poncho And Lefty Chords

10,496 views 3 this week
no commentswrite comment
1 2 3 4 5
excellent!
x 24
add to favorites
launch autoscroll
font size
0
reset
transpose
0
reset
display chords
guitar tuner
Autoscroll
slow
fast
+/-
esc
set tempo
stop
Help us to improve Ultimate-Guitar.com Take our survey!
×
#----------------------------------PLEASE NOTE---------------------------------#
#This file is the author's own work and represents their interpretation of the #
#song. You may only use this file for private study, scholarship, or research. #
#------------------------------------------------------------------------------##
From: E.Simons@buro.kun.nl
Subject: Pancho & Lefty as done by Emmylou Harris

PANCHO AND LEFTY
(written by Townes Van Zandt)

as done by Emmylou Harris on her album Luxury Liner

C                            G
Living on the road my friend, is gonna keep you free and clean
F
Now you wear your skin like iron,
     C                 G
Your breath as hard as kerosene.
F                                         C               F
You weren't your mama's only boy, but her favorite one it seems
C                         F    C    G
She began to cry when you said goodbye,
    F              Am     Am G C
And sank into your dreams.
C                       G
Pancho was a bandit boys, his horse was fast as polished steel
F
He wore his gun outside his pants
    C                       G
For all the honest world to feel.
F                                    C               F
Pancho met his match you know on the deserts down in Mexico
C                F  C  G             F                 Am   Am G F
Nobody heard his dying words, ah but that's the way it goes.

F                    C                        F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day
C                 F    C  G        F              Am
They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.

Am G C
C                              G
Lefty, he can't sing the blues all night long like he used to.
F                                   C           G
The dust that Pancho bit down south ended up in Lefty's mouth
F                                  C               F
The day they laid poor Pancho low, Lefty split for Ohio
C                F     C   G        F            Am
Where he got the bread to go, there ain't nobody knows

Am G F
F                    C                        F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day
C                 F    C  G        F              Am   Am G C
They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.

C                                  G
Poets tell how Pancho fell, and Lefty's living in a cheap hotel
F
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold,
C                G
And so the story ends we're told
F                                        C              F
Pancho needs your prayers it's true, but save a few for Lefty too
C                   F   C  G       F                Am
He only did what he had to do, and now he's growing old

Am G F
F                     C                       F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day
C                 F    C  G        F              Am
They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.

Am G F
F                        C                       F
A few gray Federales say they could have had him any day
C                  F  C  G              F            Am
They only let him go so long, out of of kindness, I suppose.
Suggest correction new What's this?
You can suggest a correction to this tab. Community and Mods will review your correction and vote to approve or reject it.
comments
print report bad tab
guest
You may want to rate the tab now too:
select rating
Please do not post tabs as comments. Select "correction" instead!