Poncho And Lefty

Willie Nelson

 D
 Livin' on the road, my friend
 A
 Was gonna keep us free and clean
 G
 But now you wear your skin like iron
 DA
 And your breath's as hard as kerosene
 G
 You weren't your mama's only boy
 DG
 But her favorite one, it seems
 BmGA
 She began to cry when you said good bye    
 GBm
 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
 DA
 For all the honest world to feel
 G
 Pancho met his match, you know
 DG
 On the deserts down in Mexico
 BmGA
 No one heard his dyin' words   
 GBm
 But that's the way it goes
(Chorus)
 G
 And all the federales say
 DG
 They could have had him any day
 BmGA
 They only let him slip away
 GBm
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
 DA
 It ended up in Lefty's mouth
 G
 The day they laid old Pancho low
 DG
 Lefty split for Ohio  
 BmGA
 Where he got the bread to go         
 GBm
 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
 DA
 And so the story ends, we're told
 G
 Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
 DG
 But save a few for Lefty, too
 BmGA
 He only did what he had to do         
 GBm
 And now he's growin' old
(Chorus)
(Final Chorus)
 D
 Yes a few old gray federales still say
 DG
 They could have had him any day
 BmGA
 They only let him go so wrong  
 GBm
Out of kindness, I suppose

Re-Typed Tabbed And Edited For Beginners by RemyCain


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decaturcomp (report comment to admin):
makes more sense in C for a guy uke player, i think... transpose on 

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