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Emmylou Harris - Pancho And Lefty (Chord)
Submitter: palamin0 (104) on 6/11/03 2 comments
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Artist: Emmylou Harris 
Title: Pancho and Lefty
CD: Luxury Liner
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chords by: palamin0 at countrytabs.com



Emmylou Harris - Pancho and Lefty



(verse 1)
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               F
You weren't your mama's only boy, but her favorite one it seems,
C                         F    C    G
She began to cry when you said goodbye,
    F              Am    G - C
And sank into your dreams,


(verse 2)
C                       G
Pancho was a bandit boys, 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                 Am   G - F
Nobody heard his dying words, ah but that's the way it goes,


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


(verse 3)
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             Am - G - F
Where he got the bread to go, there ain't nobody knows,


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


(verse 4)
C                                  G
Poets tell how Pancho fell, and Lefty's living in a cheap hotel,
F
The desert's quiet and 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                Am - G - F
He only did what he had to do, and now he's growing old,


Chorus)
F                     C                       F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day,
C                 F    C  G        F              Am - F - G
They only let him slip away 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            Am     
They only let him go so long, out of of kindness, I suppose,

 
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-spellman | 11/2/2004
Townes sang the chorus differently later in his career. Try singing the last lines of the chorus like this:
1- They only let him hang around out of kindness I suppose
2- They only let him slip away out of kindness I suppose
3- They only let him go so wrong out of kindness I suppose
-spellman | 11/2/2004
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