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Streets Of Laredo chords

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Johnny Cash - Streets of Laredo
Tabbed by: Aung Pyi Htun

[Intro] B B B B

   B            E         B         Gb
As I walked out on the streets of Laredo
   B            E      B       Gb
As I walked out on Laredo one day,
   B             E              B             Gb
I spied a young cowboy, all wrapped in white linen
        B             E        B       Gb   B
Wrapped up in white linen and cold as the clay

I can see by your outfit, that you are a cowboy
These words he did say as I boldly walked by
Come and sit down beside me and hear my sad story
I'm shot in the breast, and I know I must die

It was once in the saddle I used to go dashing
Once in the saddle I used to go gay
First to the card-house, and then down to Roses
But I got shot in the breast, and I'm dying today 

Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin
Six dead maidens to bear up my pall
Throw bunches of roses all over my coffin
Roses to deaden the clods as they fall

Then beat the drum slowly and play the fife lowly
Play the dead march as you carry me along
Take me to the green valley, lay the sod o'er me
I'm a young cowboy, and I know I've done wrong

Then go write a letter to my gray-haired mother
And tell her the cowboy that she loved is gone
But please not one word of the man who had killed me
Don't mention his name and his name will pass on

When thus he had spoken the hot sun was setting
The streets of Laredo grew cold as the clay
We took the young cowboy down to the green valley
And there stands his marker we made to this day

We beat the drum slowly, played the fife lowly
Played the dead march as we carried him along
Down to the green valley, laid the sod oe'r him
He was young  cowboy and he said he'd done wrong.

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khoneur 338 Dec 04, 2012 01:01 PM

you can also put a capo on the third fret and play:
G C G D for the chord progression

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kidlaguna 10 Jun 24, 2013 07:55 AM

Your altrnate chords are much easier for me but do you mean in standard tuning or tuned down a half step as noted in the original chord progressions.

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JamesWaide420 10 Jun 23, 2015 04:28 AM

Can somebody please change the Gb to F# instead? This abuse of Enharmonics has got to stop and I pledge to stop it!

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