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Willie Nelson - Pancho and Lefty


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Willie Nelson - Pancho and Lefty

Capo 2nd fret· * see chords for explanation· bottom of page

INTRO     C F C F C

C                                              G
Living on the road my friend, is gonna keep you free and clean
F
Now you wear your skin like iron,
C                                   G
Your breath as hard as kerosene.
F                                                        C
You werenât your mama's only boy, but her favorite one it seems
C                                   G
She began to cry when you said good-bye,
 F                             C
And sank into your dreams.
C                                        G
Pancho was a bandit boy, his horse was fast as polished steel
F
He wore his gun outside his pants
C                                             G
For all the honest world to feel.
F
C                                             F
Pancho met his match you know on the deserts down in Mexico
C                                  F  C  G
F                                 C
Nobody heard his dying words, ah but that's the way it goes.

F
C                                               F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day
C                           F    C   G             F                  C
They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.

C                                            G
Lefty, he can't sing the blues all night long like he used to.
F
C                    G
The dust that Pancho bit down south ended up in Lefty's mouth
F
C                         F
The day they laid poor Pancho low, Lefty split for Ohio
C                           F     C   G        F                         C
Where he got the bread to go, there ain't nobody knows

F
C                                              F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day
C                           F    C  G                   F            C
They only let him slip away out of kindness, I suppose.

SOLO

C                                              G
The boys tell how Pancho fell, and Lefty's living in cheap hotels
F
The desert's quiet, Cleveland's cold,
C                          G
And so the story ends we're told
F
C                                   F
Pancho needs your prayers it's true, but save a few for Lefty too
C                             F   C  G       F                           C
He only did what he had to do, and now he's growing old

F                                 C                       F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day
C                           F    C   G       F                     C
They only let him go so long out of kindness, I suppose.

F                                     C                          F
A few gray Federales say they could have had him any day
C                           F    C  G              F                  C
They only let him go so long out of kindness, I suppose.

Chords

   F C G
1: 1 0 3
2: 1 1 3
3: 2 0 4
4: 3 2 5
5: 3 3 5
6: 1 0 3

Transcribed by Sam Smith



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