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Rio Grande  Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin - C
[C] I guess she put her blue dress on
[Am] And walked out late last night
[C] Left one silk stocking
Dangling [Am]from the bedside light
[Dm] I sobered up and called her name
[F] Just before the dawn
[Dm] I saw her footprints in the sand
And [F]knew that she had gone
Down the Rio [C]Grande[Dm] [F]
I pulled out of Albuquerque
Prayin’ I wasn’t late
I got a couple cups of coffee
At some joint off the interstate
Passin’ through Las Cruces
I swear I saw her car
She always said she’d go someday
But never said how far
Down the Rio Grande
Chorus
[Dm] Maybe she’s in [G]Brownsville
She’s [C]got some family [Am]there
[Dm] She was always [G]talkin’ 'bout
The [C]salty Gulf Coast [Am]air
Where the river [Dm]ends[F]
Down the Rio [C]Grande[Dm] [F]
I saw an old grey heron
Flyin’ south against the wind
Storm clouds over Juarez
Rollin’ east to the Big Bend
I drove down Highway Ninety
Through a dusty desert wind
I didn’t know where it would lead me
Or if I’d find her again
Down the Rio Grande
I lit my last cigarette
As the sky began to clear
Black mountains up ahead
A red sundown in my mirror
Lost all the border
‘Tween the future and the past
One fading slowly
And the other comin’ fast
Down the Rio Grande
Repeat Chorus
I bought a bottle in Del Rio
And I parked on the side of the road
I stayed up all night
Starin’ at the lights of Mexico
And I walked down to border bridge
At the break of day
And I threw that empty bottle off
And watched it float away
Down the Rio Grande
Repeat Chorus
Where the river ends
(Thanks to guitargeek1155 for tabs)

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