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Blake Shelton - Playboys of the Southwestern World

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Blake Shelton - "Playboys of the Southwestern World"





This is a song about best friends

G               C
John Roy was a boy I knew
G                      D
Since he was three and I was two
G                    C             D
Grew up two little houses down from me

     G                          C
The only two bad apples on our family tree
       G                          D
Kind of ripened and rotted in our puberty
G                    C            D
Two kindred spirits bound by destiny

       Em                     D
Well now I was smart, but I lacked ambition
 C                         G
Johnny was wild with no inhibition
   C                 Am             D
Was about like mixin' fire and gasoline

And he'd say

G    C
Hey Romeo
G                 D
Let's go down to Mexico
G                       C
Chase senoritas, drink ourselves silly
          G                       D
Show them Mexican girls a couple real hillbillies
      G                            C
Got a pocket full of cash and that old Ford truck
   G                         D
A fuzzy cat hangin' from the mirror for luck
      C                       Am                 D
Said don't you know all those little brown-eyed girls
                           G              C G D    G C G D
Want playboys of the southwestern world

G                C
Long around our eighteenth year
        G                              D
We found two airplane tickets the hell out of here
    G                    C                    D
Got scholarships to some small town school in Texas

    G                                   C
We learned to drink Sangrias 'till the dawns early light
    G                       D
Eat eggs Rancheros and throw up all night
  G                                    C           D
And tell those Daddy's girls we were majoring in a rodeo

          Em                    D
Ah, but my favorite memory of school that fall
        C                            G
Was the night John Roy came runnin' down the hall
       C                   Am                D
Wearin nothin' but cowboy boots and a big sombrero

And he was yellin'

(Repeat Chorus)

       Am                     Em
And I said, we had a little change in plans
          C                   G
Like when Paul McCartney got busted in Japan
    C              Bm
And I said we got waylaid
     Am         G          D
When we set foot on Mexican soil

            G                     C
You see the boarder guard with the Fu Manchu mustache
          G                              D
Kind of stumbled on John's pocket full of American cash

He said
G                     C                    D
"Doin' a little funny business in Mexico, Amigo"

                 Em                           D
But all I could think about was savin' my own tail
        C                        G
When he mentioned ten years in a Mexican jail
     C          Bm           Am
So I pointed to John Roy and said
          G              D
"It's all his now please let me go"

I mean it was your idea genius

I was just layin' there in bed

When you said

(Repeat Chorus)


Ah, we're still best friends

Temporary cell mates

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