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One Time One Night  Los Lobos


One Time, One Night from the Album By the Light of the Moon.
Intro: D (11 measures)
G (1 measure)
D (4 measures)
Verse 1
A [D]wise man was telling stories to me[G]
about the [A]places he had been to and the things [G]that had [D]seen
A qu[D]iet voice is singing something to me[G]
An [A]age old song 'bout the brave in this land[G] here of the free,[D]
One time[G] one night[A] in Americ[D]a
Verse 2
A [D]lady dressed in white with the man she loves
Standing along the side of their pick up t[G]ruck
A shot[D] rang out in the night[G]
Just when [D]everything seemed right[G]
Another he[D]adline written down[A] in America[D]
Verse 3
The [D]guy that lived next door in three o five
took the kids to the park and disappeared 'bout half past n[G]ine
Who[D] will ever know[G] how much[D] she loved them so[G]
[D]That dark night alone[A] in America[D]
Verse 4
[D]Four small boys playing ball in the parking lot
A preacher, a teacher, and the other became a cop[G]
A car[D] skidded into the rain[G]
Making the [D]last little one a saint[G]
[D]One more light goes out[A] in America[D]
Verse 5
A [D]young girl tosses a coin in the wishing well
She hopes for a heaven while for her there's just this hel[G]l
She gave[D] away her life[G] to be[D]come somebody's wife[G]
An[D]other wish una[A]nswered in America[D]
[A]People having so much faith
Die too soon while all[G] the rest come late[D]
We [A]write a song that no one sings
On a cold black stone where a la[G]sting peace will finally bring[A]
Guitar Solo
A (3 measures)
G (1 measure)
D (7 measures)
G (1 measure)
D (1/2 measure)
G (1/2 measure)
A (1 measure)
D (1 measure)
Verse 6
The [D]sunlight plays upon my window pane
I wake up to a world that's still the same[G]
My [D]father said to be strong[G]
That a g[D]ood man could never do wrong[G]
In a dr[D]eam I had last night[A] in America[D]
Verse 1
[D] One time[G] one night[A] in America
[D] One time[G] one night[A] in America
Outro: D (Until fadeout)
Raoul Villalpando

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