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Elecktrablue
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Boxboy asked me for this so I thought I'd post it for everyone! This was originally written by Townes Van Zandt and was recorded by him, Emmylou Harris and as a duet by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard. The first version uses a capo at the second fret, while the following two do not. The last two are basically the intro and the solo but without a capo.
Pancho and Lefty

Capo on the second fret

Intro:
Dsus2
e:-----0-----------0-----------0------|
B:-------3---3-------3---3-------3---3|
G:---2-----2-----2-----2-----2-----2--| Repeat
D:-0-----------0-----------0----------|
A:------------------------------------|
E:------------------------------------|

D
Living on the road, my friend,
A
Is gonna keep you free and clean,
G
Now you wear your skin like iron,
D A
And your breath's as hard as kerosene.
G
You weren't your mama's only boy,
D G
But her favorite one it seems
D G D A
You heard her cry when you said goodbye,
G Bm e:--2---------------|
She sank into your dreams. B:----3-------------|
G:------2-----------| Bm Riff
D D:----------------0-|
Pancho was a bandit boy, A:-----------2-4----|
A E:------------------|
His horse was fast as polished steel.
G
He wore his gun outside his pants
D A
For all the honest world to feel.
G
Pancho met his match, you know,
D G
On the deserts down in Mexico.
D G D A
Nobody heard his dying words,
G Bm A
Ah, but that's the way it goes.

G
All the Federales say
D G
They could have had him any day,
D G D A
They only let him slip a - way
G Bm Riff
Out of kindness, I suppose

D
Lefty, he can't sing the blues
A
All night long like he used to.
G
The dust that Pancho bit down south
D A
Ended up in Lefty's mouth.
G
The day they laid poor Pancho low,
D G
Lefty split for Ohio
D G D A
Where he got the bread to go,
G Bm A
There ain't nobody knows

G
All the Federales say
D G
They could have had him any day,
D G D A
They only let him slip a - way
G Bm
Out of kindness, I suppose

Solo (3:10)

D
The poets tell how Pancho fell,
A
And Lefty's living in cheap hotels.
G
The desert's quiet, and Cleveland's cold,
D A
And so the story ends we're told.
G
Pancho needs your prayers, it's true,
D G
But save a few for Lefty too.
D G D A
He only did what he had to do,
G Bm A
And now he's growing old

G
All the Federales say
D G
They could have had him any day,
D G D A
They only let him slip a - way
G Bm A
Out of kindness, I suppose

G
A few gray Federales say
D G
We could have had them any day,
D G D A
We only let 'em go so wrong
G Bm
Out of kindness, I suppose

G D

Pancho And Lefty Intro and Solo:

intro:
e-10-9-7-9-7-4/5------------------
b-----------------10-8-7-8-7-2/3--
g-11-9-7-9-7-5/6------------------
d-----------------11-9-7-9-7-3/4--
a---------------------------------
e---------------------------------

solo:
e-----------------------2-3-5-7-9-10-9-7--
b-----------------2-3-5-------------------
g-------------2-4-------------------------
d-------2-4-5-----------------------------
a-2-4-5-----------------------------------
e-----------------------------------------

e-14-14-14--14-14-14--12-10--9--9--9---9--9--9---10-7--5-5-5-3
b-15-15-15--15-15-15--14-12--10-10-10--10-10-10--12-8--7-7-7-5
g-------------------------------------------------------------
d-------------------------------------------------------------
a-------------------------------------------------------------
e-------------------------------------------------------------

e--2--------------------------------------2-
b---3-5-2-3-2-----------------------------3-
g----------4-2-4-2------------------------2-
d---------------5-4-5-2-4-2---------------0-
a------------------------5-4-5-2--2-2-2-4---
e-------------------------------------------

Poncho And Lefty

Intro by using chord formations

v ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ v v ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ v
E----10-10---9--7--9--7--O--2----5-5---3--2--3--2--O--2---/
B----10-10--10--8-10--8--3--3----7-7---5--3--5--3--3--3---/ REPEAT
G----11-11---9--7--9--7--2--2----7-7---O--2--O--2--2--2---/
X---------------------------------------------------------/
X---------------------------------------------------------/
X---------------------------------------------------------/

v = Downstrum
^ = Upstrum
X = Do not play these

Play all the way through and repeat. Try not to hit the top three strings.

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


   
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boxboy
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:D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Thanks a million, EB!

Don


   
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KR2
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I love that song!

Pancho and Lefty video with Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


   
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Elecktrablue
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Well, if we're going to post videos .... a very young Emmylou Harris....

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"Don't wanna ride no shootin' star. Just wanna play on the rhythm guitar." Emmylou Harris, "Rhythm Guitar" from "The Ballad of Sally Rose"


   
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KR2
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Saw that.
Stop
You're breaking my heart.
There's a waiting list for those of us in love with ElH.

It's the rock that gives the stream its music . . . and the stream that gives the rock its roll.


   
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oldnewbie
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Why not show the video from the man himself?

http://EricDees.com
http://Soundclick.com/ericdees


   
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