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Desperado  Johnny Cash


DESPERADO - Johnny Cash

Tabbed by barry miles (
This intro isn't how it's done on the recording, but I really enjoy playing it this way.
A lot of the embelishments are optional. The fingering's a little tricky, if need
be I can post a video lesson thing.
Tuning: Capo on 2nd fret
[G] [G7] [C] [Cm]  

[G] [(G/F#)Em] [A7] [D7]  

Despe[G]rado[G7], why don't you [C]come to your s[Cm]enses?
You been [G]out [G/F#]ridin' [Em]fences for [A7]so long [D7]now.
Oh, you're a [G]hard one,[G7]
But I know that [C]you've got your r[Cm]easons.
These [G]things that[G/F#] are p[Em]leasin' you,
Can [A7]hurt you [D7]somehow.[G] [D/F#]
Don't you [Em]draw the queen of [Bm]diamonds, boy,
She'll [C]beat you if she's [G]able.[G/F#]
Know the [Em]queen of hearts is al[C]ways your best [G]bet.[D/F#]
Now it [Em]seems to me, some [Bm]fine things,
Have been [C]laid upon your [G]table.
But you [A7]only want the things that you can't [Dsus4]get.[D]
Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger:
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home.
And freedom, oh freedom,
Well, that's just some people talkin'
Your prison is walking,
Through this world all alone.
And don't your feet get cold in the winter time?
The sky won't snow, the sun won't shine
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
You're loosin' all your highs and lows
Ain't it funny how the feeling,
Goes away?
Final Verse:
Despe[G]rado[G7], why don't you [C]come to your s[Cm]enses?
Come [G]down from [G/F#]your f[Em]ences, and [A7]open the [D7]gate
It may be [G]rainin'[G7], but there's a [C]rainbow ab[Cm]ove you,
You better [G]let some[G/F#]body [Em]love you,
You better [C]let some[G/B]body [A7]love you,
You better [G]let some[B7]body [Em]love you,
Before it's [D7]too late. [G]
| / slide up
| \ slide down
| h hammer-on
| p pull-off
| ~ vibrato
| + harmonic
| x Mute note
| b Bend
| pb Pre-bend
| br Bend release
| pbr Pre-bend release
| brb Bend release bend

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A7 B7 Bm C Cm D D/F# D7 Dsus4 Em G G/B G/F# G7
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