Steve Earle – Pancho And Lefty chords

tab by jofo  30/5/09

add some hammer on's when playing the Am

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cLivin' on the road, my friend
gWas gonna keep us free and clean
fnow you wear your skin like iron
c gAnd your breath's as hard as kerosene
fweren't your mama's only boy
cBut her favorite one, it seems
am * gShe began to cry when you said good bye
f amAnd sank into your dreams
(Verse 2)
cPancho was a bandit, boys
ghorse fast as polished steel
fWore his guns outside his pants
c gFor all the honest world to feel
fPancho met his match, you know
c gOn the deserts down in Mexico
am * gNobody heard his dyin' words
f amBut that's the way it goes
fAnd all the federales say
c gThey could have had him any day
am (* gThey only let him hang around
f amOut of kindness, I suppose
(Verse 3)
cLefty he can't sing the blues
gAll night long like he used to
fThe dust that Pancho bit down South
c gIt ended up in Lefty's mouth
fThe day they laid poor Pancho low
c gLefty split for Ohio
am * gWhere he got the bread to go
f amahh there ain't nobody 'knows
(Chorus) (Verse 4)
cpoets tell how Pancho fell
gLefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
fThe desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
c gAnd so the story ends, we're told
fPancho needs your prayers, it's true
c gBut save a few for Lefty, too
Bm * gHe only did what he had to do
f amAnd now he's growin' old
(Chorus) (Final Chorus)
fYes a few old gray federales still say
c gThey could have had him any day
am * gThey only let him go so wrong
f amOut of kindness, I suppose
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