Pancho And Lefty Uke tab by Townes Van Zandt

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#i think it sounds better in D chordD but not the minor tone Bm chordBm too high

Intro: F chordF - Dm chordDm

F chordF
Living on the road my friend is
C chordC
is gonna keep you free and clean
Bb chordBb
Now you wear your skin like iron
F chordF C chordC
your breath as hard as kerosene

Bb chordBb
Weren’t your mama’s only boy
F chordF Bb chordBb
but her favorite one it seems
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She began to cry when you said good bye
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And sank into her dreams

F chordF
Pancho was a bandit boys
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his horse was fast as polished steel
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He wore his gun outside his pants
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for all the honest world to feel

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Pancho met his match you know
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on the deserts down in Mexico
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Nobody heard his dy-ing words
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Ah but that’s the way it goes

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All the Federales say
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they could have had him any day
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They only let him slip a-way
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out of kindness I sup-pose

 

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About this song

"Pancho and Lefty" is a folk song written by Townes Van Zandt. Van Zandt first recorded it for his 1972 album, The Late Great Townes Van Zandt. Emmylou Harris then covered the song for her 1977 album, Luxury Liner and the song became a number one country hit in 1983 when Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson adopted it as the title track of their duet album Pancho & Lefty. Read more on Last.fm.