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David Bromberg

Spanish Johnny(Chords)

David Bromberg

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Key: C
verse 1 
C 
Those other years, the dusty years 
                            D 
When we drove the big herds through 
C 
I tried to forget the miles we rode 
                   D 
And Spanish Johnny too 

verse 2 
     C                                              D 
He'd sit beside a water ditch when all his herd was in 
    C                                G             D 
And he'd never harm a child but sing   to his mandolin 
            C 
He sang the old songs, the old ways, 
                        D 
and the dealins' of our game 
C                                             D 
Spanish Johnny seldom spoke, but sang songs of Spain 

verse 3 
C 
And his talk with men was vicious talk 
                     D 
When he was drunk on gin 
    C                                    G               D 
Ah, but those were golden things he said   to his mandolin 


GUITAR SOLO 


verse 4 

C 
We had to stand, we had to judge, 
                   D 
We had to stop him then 
        C                                            D 
For the hand so gentle to a child had killed so many men 

VERSE 5 
C                                                    D 
He died a hard death long ago before the roads came in 
        C                            G            D 
And the night before he swung he sung  to his mandolin 
C 
Well, we carried him out in the mornin' light 
                  D 
a man who done no good 
C 
And we lowered him down in the cold cold clay 
                    D 
Stuck in a cross of wood 
      C 
And a letter he wrote to his kinfolk 
                        D 
To tell them where he'd been 
      C 
And we shipped it on down to Mexico, 
G                     D      C 
Along with his  mandolin 
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