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      G  G7              C              Cm
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses ?
         G            Em7      A7        D7
You been out ridin' fences for so long now
             G       G7            C               Cm
Oh, you're a hard one, I know that you got your reasons, 
      G           B7     Em7           A7       D7     G
These things that are pleasin' you can hurt you somehow


D         Em                Bm
Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy,
       C                 G
She'll beat you if she's able,
             Em7                C                G   D
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet
       Em               Bm                    C              G
Now it seems to me some fine things have been laid upon your table
        Em            A7             Am7
But you only want the ones you can't get


D D7  G  G7             C             Cm
Desperado, oh you ain't gettin' no younger,
     G               Em7           A7          D7
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
    G      G7                  C             Cm
And freedom, well, that's just some people talkin'
     G      B7   Em7                A7        D7     G
Your prison is walkin' through this world all alone


D          Em                   Bm
Don't your feet get cold in the winter time ?
    C                  G
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
     Em7              C                   G    D
It's hard to tell the night time from the day
       Em              Bm
You're losin' all your highs and lows
         C             G             Am7
Ain't it funny how the feelin' goes away


D  D7 G  G7              C              Cm
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
     G         D      Em  A7         D7
Come down from your fences, open the gate
          G      G7               C           Cm
It may be rainin',  but there's a rainbow above you
           G       B7   Em         C  G  Am7
You better let somebody love you,
           G       B7   Em         Am7       D7  G
You better let somebody love you before it's too late
    
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10 Comments

  1. -7 is super easy.

  2. Thnaks very much for these postings. Sorry if a silly query form a newbie but Am7 chord is blank which i thought was C6?

    • Lukas Strate

      You’re not wrong. But the C6 and Am7 actually consists of the very same notes. In this case, the name of the chord is technically determined by the deepest note. Here the deepest note is a C. So technically speaking, it’s a C6. But practically speaking, I’d say it’s correct to say either :)).

      Hope it helped.

    • If you know what the chords mean, they are the same chord, but start on a different root. The chord C6 is C E G A (The 1 3 5 6 of the c scale) while Am7 flats the 3rd and 7th, so it’s A C E G (The 1 b3 5 b7 of the a scale).

  3. +5

  4. I’ve had my uke for 2 days and Im actually pretty good and learned the chords easy I’d suggest this to everyone with a ukulele

  5. SophTheMuffin

    This song is absolutely beautiful

  6. Thanks Ellyjoybell I like it both ways. Do you happen to know what octave the 5 key is in?

  7. this song is soooooo much fun to do

  8. This was easier for me to sing and easy to play at +5

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