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Ry Cooder - Across The Borderline chords

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        Across the Borderline  Ry Cooder (vocal: Freddy Fender)
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Tabbed by: maguri
Tuning: Standard

Ry Cooder (vocal: Freddy Fender)
Across the Borderline (1982)
(Ry Cooder/John Hiatt/James Dickinson)

From: "The Border - Original Soundtrack"


This is the short version from the film, not the later recording 
released on "Get Rhythm" (which still is close).

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CHORDS
 
C/G       3-x-2-0-1-0
F/C       x-3-x-2-1-1
G/C       x-C-x-0-0-3
G#dim     4-x-3-4-3-x

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capo 1st fret


C
  There's a place where I've been told
F                 G     C    C
  Every street is paved with gold
C                Am              G
  And it's just across the borderline
C
  And when it's time to take your turn
C                        F        Dm
  Here's one lesson that you must learn
          C[/G]                 G            C
You could lose more than you'll ever hope to find


         F/C       G/C F/C C
When you reach the bro-ken promised land
F                      C
 And every dream slips through your hands
            C                  Am                  G
Then you'll know that it's too late to change your mind
              F/C      G/C   F/C C
'Cause you've paid the price to  come so far
F        G    G#dim Am        F
 Just to wind up    where you are
           C[/G]       G               C
And you're still just across the borderline


C
  Up and down the Rio Grande
F                       G  C   C
  A thousand footprints in the sand
C                 Am           G
  Reveal a secret no one can define
C
  The river flows on like a breath
C                F        Dm
  In between our life and death
        C[/G]             G               C
Tell me who's the next to cross the borderline


         F/C       G/C F/C C
When you reach the bro-ken promised land
F                      C
 And every dream slips through your hands
            C                  Am                  G
Then you'll know that it's too late to change your mind
              F/C      G/C   F/C C
'Cause you've paid the price to  come so far
F        G    G#dim Am        F
 Just to wind up    where you are
           C[/G]       G               C
And you're still just across the borderline
                      (ritardando / freely)

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