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Steve Earle - Pancho And Lefty chords

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tab by jofo  30/5/09

add some hammer on's when playing the Am


   c          g     f    am               *
e-------------------------------------------------------|
b------1----------1------1----1---------1-1-1-----------|
g------0----------0------2----2---------2-2-2-----------|
d------2-----------------3----2---------3/2/0-----------|
a------3----------2-------------------------------------|
e-----------------3-------------------------------------|

c
Livin' on the road, my friend
g
Was gonna keep us free and clean
f
now you wear your skin like iron
 c                        g
And your breath's as hard as kerosene
f
weren't your mama's only boy
c
But her favorite one, it seems
am                     *      g
She began to cry when you said good bye
f                   am
And sank into your dreams
(Verse 2)
c
Pancho was a bandit, boys
g
horse fast as polished steel
f
Wore his guns outside his pants
c                        g
For all the honest world to feel
f
Pancho met his match, you know
c                    g
On the deserts down in Mexico
am                      *     g
Nobody  heard his dyin' words
f                   am
But that's the way it goes
(Chorus)
f
And all the federales say
c                           g
They could have had him any day
am                (*        g
They only let him hang around
       f               am
Out of kindness, I suppose
(Verse 3)
c
Lefty he can't sing the blues
g
All night long like he used to
f
The dust that Pancho bit down South
c                    g
It ended up in Lefty's mouth
f
The day they laid poor Pancho low
c                    g
Lefty split for Ohio
am                      *           g
Where he got the bread to go
f                    am
ahh there ain't nobody 'knows
(Chorus)
(Verse 4)
c
poets tell how Pancho fell
g
Lefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
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The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
c                        g
And so the story ends, we're told
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Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
c                           g
But save a few for Lefty, too
Bm                          *        g
He only did what he had to do
f                   am
And now he's growin' old
(Chorus)
(Final Chorus)
f
Yes a few old gray federales still say
c                           g
They could have had him any day
am                     *      g
They only let him go so wrong
       f                am
Out of kindness, I suppose
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