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Song: The Gringo's Tale Tab

Artist: Steve Earle

(Verse 1)

G                            F  C   
Begginí your pardon there stranger
You look like youíre new to this town
                                F    C
Weíre a long way away from the beach here
You wonít see many gringos around
                          F  C
Well I come from West Colorado
And Iíve wandered this world far and wide
                                   F C
Iíve lived for some years in the shadows
And my eyes are unused to this light
                                  F C
If you buy me a strong drink of whiskey
I will tell you the tale of my life
                                   F  C                
Itís long and itís sad but it fits me
And it may bring a tear to your eye

(Verse 2)

All the men of my family were solidiers
The hard fightiní straight talkiní kind
When my turn came all that was over
But Iíd already made up my mind
I was there when we blew though Grenada
And I still have to ask myself why
Then we took down that fool Noriega
Thatís where I caught the good colonelís eye
Well he asked me if I loved my country
And before I had time to reply
He regaled me with tales of past glories
I believed every one of his lies

(Verse 3)

So I left my old life behind me
Turned my back on my family and friends
And I did everything that they asked me
And I lost some sleep now and again
And I lived like a thief and assassin
I smuggled their poisons sometimes
Until I asked the wrong question in passiní

(Verse 4)

And the colonel himself dropped the dime
So if youíre ever in west Colorado
Tell the folks in Durango goodbye
Thereís a price on my head and I canít go
So Iíll just wait around here Ďtil I die  

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