Emmylou Harris – Pancho And Lefty Chords


Emmylou Harris   Pancho & Lefty  written by Townes Van Zandt

Albert Lee      guitar/harmony
Glen D Hardin   piano
Mickey Raphael  harmonica
Hank DeVito     steel guitar
Emory Gordy     bass
John Ware       drums
Ricky Skaggs    mandolin
Rick Cunha      acoustic guitar
Brian Ahern     acoustic guitar
Rodney Crowell  harmony

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C                            
Living on the road my friend
G
Is gonna keep you free and clean
F                  
Now you wear your skin like iron
C                      G
Your breath as hard as kerosene
F                                         
Weren't your mama's only boy
        C               F
But her favorite one it seems
    Am                    F    C    G
She began to cry when you said goodbye
    F              Am      G 
And sank into your dreams
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
Am               F  C  G            F                 Am   G 
Nobody heard his dying words ah but that's the way it goes
F                     C                       F
All the Federales say they could have had him any day
Am                F    C  G        F             Am   G
They only let him slip away out of kindness I suppose
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
Am               F     C  G        F            Am  G
Where he got the bread to go there ain't nobody knows
F                      C                  F
All the Federales say  could have had him any day
Am                F    C  G        F          Am    G 
They only let him slip away out of kindness I suppose

SOLO

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
Am                  F   C  G       F                Am  G
He only did what he had to do  and now he's growing old
F                     C                  F
All the Federales say could have had him any day
Am              F    C  G        F              Am G
We only let him slip away out of kindness I suppose
F                         C                  F
A few gray Federales say  could have had him any day
Am                   F  C  G              F              Am     
We only only let him go so long out of of kindness I suppose

>From Emmylou Harris "Luxury Liner"
Warner Brothers Records 1977
United Artist Music/Columbine Music

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