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Carmelita Chords

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intermediate
Carmelita chords
Warren Zevon

A E 2x
A

       E
I hear mariachi static on the radio,
                               B7
and the tubes they glow in the dark.

And I'm there with her in Ensenada,
                      E
when I'm here in Echo Park

E    A
Carmelita, hold me tighter,
  E                 A
I think I'm sinking down.
        E                 B7
And I'm all strung out on heroin,
                    E
on the outskirts of town.

         E
Well I'm sitting here playing solitaire,
                      B7
with my pearl handled deck.

The county won't give me no more methadone,
                              E
and they cut off your welfare check.

E    A
Carmelita, hold me tighter,
  E                 A
I think I'm sinking down.
        E                 B7
And I'm all strung out on heroin,
                    E
on the outskirts of town.

E  B7  E    E A  E  A  E  B7 E

       E
Well I pawned my Smith Corona,
                      B7
and I went to meet my man.

He hangs out down on Alvarado Street,
                       E
by the Pioneer Chicken Stand.

E    A
Carmelita, hold me tighter,
  E                 A
I think I'm sinking down.
        E                 B7
And I'm all strung out on heroin,
                    E
on the outskirts of town.

E    A
Carmelita, hold me tighter,
  E                 A
I think I'm sinking down.
        E                 B7
And I'm all strung out on heroin,
                    E
on the outskirts of town.

E A


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tjscollins 10 wrote on June 18 2014, 03:44 am

Someone who actually knows the original version of the song? These are the original lyrics from the version on his self-titled album. You're thinking of the alternate lyrics that GG Allin sang.

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