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Merle Haggard - The Immigrant (Chord)
Album: I'm Always On A Mountain When I Fall (1978)
Submitter: Koichi Kondo (865) on 4/10/17
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The Immigrant
Written by Merle Haggard & Dave Kirby
Recorded by Merle Haggard

(No Capo)

Intro.:  (G) x 4 bars

A-(G)merican ranching consists of a mansion
Where illegal immigrants do (Bm)much of the labor by hand (Am) (D)
They sneak 'em through customs till time comes to bust 'em
Then haul 'em back over the border to their own native land (G)

With a (G)ragged sombrero and not much dinero
They'll be back again when the ole Rio Grande's way down (C) low
Border patroller (G)don't stop the stroller
'Cause the (D)Mexican immigrant is helping America grow (G)

(Chorus)
(G)Viva La Mexico, go where they let you go
Do what you can for the (D)land
Take home dinero and buy new sombrero
And come back again when you (G)can

Solo:  |(G) |(G) |(G) |(D) |(Am) |(D) |(D) |(G) |(G)

(G)What makes a gringo your smart aleck lingo
When he stole this land from the (Bm)Indian man way back when (Am) (D)
Don't he remember the big money lender
That put him a lien parked where his pencil had been (G)

The (G)almighty peso that gives him the say so
To dry up the river whenever there's crops to bring (C) in
This a good neighbor to (G)take all his labor
Then (D)chase him back over the border till he's needed a-(G)gain

(Tag)
Repeat Chorus twice to fade
 
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