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Poncho And Lefty Chords

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#------------------------------PLEASENOTE-----------------------------#
#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. Please do not post anywhere else without authors pemission.
 And If you would like to, JUST ASK! SirRemyCain@aol.com
#---------------------------------------------------------------------#
Due to the cut and paste deal, the rythem may be off.
(I.E. where the chords are located in comparason to the words.
but you should be able to figure it out.

(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)
(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

Re-Typed Tabbed And Edited For Beginners by RemyCain
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lincolnl2006 34 wrote on March 29 2013, 06:47 am

Just perfect! Thank you for a geat tab of a great song

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rexboxy 306 wrote on October 7 2013, 10:52 pm

The final chorus starts on a G, just like the regular chorus. And we're not singing about a rain poncho, but a man, named Pancho. Still, it's so close to being correct, I don't know how it can't have 5 stars.

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kendrickwebb 20 wrote on May 22 2015, 03:55 pm

Awesome! Thank you!

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