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Just Across the Rio Grande  Reba McEntire

Written by: Don Cook and Chick Rains
Performed by: Reba McEntire from ďThe Last One to KnowĒ Album
Transcribed by: Jennifer Jameson (
The ligh[C]ts of Laredo d[Cm7]ance on the water
And shin[F]e in a young manís ey[C]es.
He sta[C]nds on the border
And d[Cm7]reams of [Em]parad[F]ise.
Heís hea[C]rd crazy stories of [Cm7]how people live
Ove[F]r in the [Cm7]promise l[Dm]and.
He he[C]ard they [Cm7]eat three me[F]als a [C]day
[Am7]Just across the [G]Rio Gran[C]de.
Heís got a wife name Maria, a baby named Rose.
And another one to feed on the way.
Two willing hands
That couldnít find work today.
He stares at the river and curses the future
That he canít understand.
He knows the child would have a chance
Just across the Rio Grande.
Itís o[C]n - l[G]y a ri[C]ver
Thatís n[F]ot so deep or wi[C]de.
A b[C]oy can throw a s[Am7]tone across
And r[F]each the other si[G]de.
Itís j[C]ust some [G]muddy wa[C]ter
Cut[F]ting through the la[Dm]nd,
But a [C]man can [Cm7]make a dr[F]eam come t[C]rue
(Sometimes it seems like God must live)
[Am7]Just across the [G]Rio Gran[C]de.
The lights of Laredo dance on the water
And shine in a young manís eyes.
He stands on the border
And dreams of paradise.
Heís heard crazy stories of how good life is
Over in the promise land.
And sometimes it seems like God must live
Just across the Rio Grande.

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