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Pancho And Lefty Chords

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tab by jofo  30/5/09

add some hammer on's when playing the Am


   C          G     F    Am               *
e-------------------------------------------------------|
b------1----------1------1----1---------1-1-1-----------|
g------0----------0------2----2---------2-2-2-----------|
d------2-----------------3----2---------3/2/0-----------|
a------3----------2-------------------------------------|
e-----------------3-------------------------------------|

C
Livin' on the road, my friend
G
Was gonna keep us free and clean
F
now you wear your skin like iron
 C                        G
And your breath's as hard as kerosene
F
weren't your mama's only boy
C
But her favorite one, it seems
Am                     *      G
She began to cry when you said good bye
F                   Am
And sank into your dreams
(Verse 2)
C
Pancho was a bandit, boys
G
horse fast as polished steel
F
Wore his guns outside his pants
C                        G
For all the honest world to feel
F
Pancho met his match, you know
C                    G
On the deserts down in Mexico
Am                      *     G
Nobody  heard his dyin' words
F                   Am
But that's the way it goes
(Chorus)
F
And all the federales say
C                           G
They could have had him any day
Am                (*        G
They only let him hang around
       F               Am
Out of kindness, I suppose
(Verse 3)
C
Lefty he can't sing the blues
G
All night long like he used to
F
The dust that Pancho bit down South
C                    G
It ended up in Lefty's mouth
F
The day they laid poor Pancho low
C                    G
Lefty split for Ohio
Am                      *           G
Where he got the bread to go
F                    Am
ahh there ain't nobody 'knows
(Chorus)
(Verse 4)
C
poets tell how Pancho fell
G
Lefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
F
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
C                        G
And so the story ends, we're told
F
Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
C                           G
But save a few for Lefty, too
Bm                          *        G
He only did what he had to do
F                   Am
And now he's growin' old
(Chorus)
(Final Chorus)
F
Yes a few old gray federales still say
C                           G
They could have had him any day
Am                     *      G
They only let him go so wrong
       F                Am
Out of kindness, I suppose
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fraterpotens 22 Oct 19, 2010 11:30 PM

The second chord on the line "On the deserts down in Mexico" and subsequent similar lines does not seem correct to me.

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mess7777 10 Apr 08, 2012 08:27 PM

some of those Gs should be Fs but good enough for a lazy bugger like me!

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cowboy4300 23 Feb 02, 2016 02:34 PM

AS previously stated, many of the G's should be F, the Bm in verse 4 is an Am

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