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Pancho And Lefty chords

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Song written by Townes Van Zandt
sung by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard


[Verse 1]

D
Livin' on the road, my friend
A
Was gonna keep us free and clean
G
But now you wear your skin like iron
D                              A
And your breath's as hard as kerosene
G
You weren't your mama's only boy
D                         G
But her favorite one, it seems
Bm                               G        A
She began to cry when you said good bye
G                   Bm
And sank into your dreams


[Verse 2]

D
Pancho was a bandit, boys
A
Rode a horse fast as polished steel
G
Wore his guns outside his pants
D                         A
For all the honest world to feel
G
Pancho met his match, you know
D                    G
On the deserts down in Mexico
Bm                      G     A
No one heard his dyin' words
G                   Bm
But that's the way it goes


[Chorus]

G
And all the federales say
D                           G
They could have had him any day
Bm                 G    A
They only let him slip away
       G               Bm
Out of kindness, I suppose


[Verse 3]

D
Now Lefty he can't sing the blues
A
All night long like he used to
G
The dust that Pancho bit down South
D                    A
It ended up in Lefty's mouth
G
The day they laid old Pancho low
D                    G
Lefty split for Ohio
Bm                      G           A
Where he got the bread to go
G                     Bm
Well there ain't nobody 'knows


[Chorus]

G
And all the federales say
D                           G
They could have had him any day
Bm                 G    A
They only let him slip away
       G               Bm
Out of kindness, I suppose



[Verse 4]

D
Now poets sing how Pancho fell
A
Lefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
G
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
D                         A
And so the story ends, we're told
G
Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
D                           G
But save a few for Lefty, too
Bm                          G        A
He only did what he had to do
G                   Bm
And now he's growin' old


[Chorus]
(Final Chorus)

D
Yes a few old gray federales still say
D                            G
They could have had him any day
Bm                     G      A
They only let him go so wrong
       G                Bm
Out of kindness, I suppose
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FL_Bob2002 558 Dec 23, 2014 04:53 PM

Looks and sounds fine, great job on the arrangement.

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Harca40 20 Apr 08, 2016 06:09 AM

Rest in Peace Merle.

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6zbarcowman 10 Apr 16, 2016 11:50 AM

Almost perfect. A little off on the last chorus, but an easy catch. Very well done. mcarol is either not familiar with the song, or is playing the chords in the wrong position. Well done.

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