Poncho And Lefty

Emmylou Harris

 CG
 Living on the road my friend, is gonna keep you free and clean
 F
 Now you wear your skin like iron,
 CG
Your breath as hard as kerosene.
 FCF
 You weren't your mama's only boy, but her favorite one it seems
 CFCG
 She began to cry when you said goodbye,
 FAmAmGC
And sank into your dreams.      
 CG
 Pancho was a bandit boys, his horse was fast as polished steel
 F
 He wore his gun outside his pants
 CG
For all the honest world to feel.
 FCF
 Pancho met his match you know on the deserts down in Mexico
 CFCGFAmAmGF
 Nobody heard his dying words, ah but that's the way it goes.      

 FCF
 All the Federales say they could have had him any day
 CFCGFAm
 They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.

 CG
 Lefty, he can't sing the blues all night long like he used to.
 FCG
 The dust that Pancho bit down south ended up in Lefty's mouth
 FCF
 The day they laid poor Pancho low, Lefty split for Ohio
 CFCGFAm
 Where he got the bread to go, there ain't nobody knows

 FCF
 All the Federales say they could have had him any day
 CFCGFAmAmGC
 They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.      

 CG
 Poets tell how Pancho fell, and Lefty's living in a cheap hotel
 F
 The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold,
 CG
 And so the story ends we're told
 FCF
 Pancho needs your prayers it's true, but save a few for Lefty too
 CFCGFAm
 He only did what he had to do, and now he's growing old

 FCF
 All the Federales say they could have had him any day
 CFCGFAm
 They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.

 FCF
 A few gray Federales say they could have had him any day
 CFCGFAm
 They only let him go so long, out of of kindness, I suppose.


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jogaha (report comment to admin):
Sounds better capo 2.