Tonight We Ride Guitar Chords Tom Russell

Tonight We Ride Guitar Chords Tom Russell

[Verse]
D G D
Pancho Villa crossed the border in the year of ought sixteen
A
The people of Columbus still hear him riding through their dreams
Bm G
He killed seventeen civilians you could hear the women scream
D A
Blackjack Pershing on a dancing horse was waiting in the wings

[Chorus]
Bm F#m
Tonight we ride, tonight we ride
G D A
We’ll skin ole Pancho Villa, make chaps out of his hide
Bm G
Shoot his horse, Siete Leguas, and his twenty-seven brides
D G D
Tonight we ride, tonight we ride

[Verse]
D G D
We rode for three long years till Blackjack Pershing called it quits
A
When Jackie wasn’t lookin’ I stole his fine spade bit
Bm G
It was tied upon his stallion, so I rode away on it
D A
To the wild Chihuahuan desert, so dry you couldn’t spit

[Chorus]
Bm F#m
Tonight we ride, you bastards dare
G D A
We’ll kill the wild Apache for the bounty on his hair
Bm G
Then we’ll ride into Durango, climb up the whorehouse stairs
D G D
Tonight we ride, Tonight we ride

[Interlude]
Bm F#m G D A
Bm G D G D

[Verse]
D G D
When I’m too damn old to sit a horse, I’ll steal the warden’s car
A
Break my ass out of this prison, leave my teeth there in a jar
Bm G
You don’t need no teeth for kissin’ gals or smokin’ cheap cigars
D A
I’ll sleep with one eye open, ‘neath God’s celestial stars

[Chorus]
Bm F#m
Tonight we rock, Tonight we roll
G D A
We’ll rob the Juarez liquor store for the Reposado Gold
Bm G
And if we drink ourselves to death, ain’t that the cowboy way to go?
D G D
Tonight we ride, tonight we ride

[Chorus]
Bm F#m
Tonight we fly, we’re headin’ west
G D A
Toward the mountains and the ocean where the eagle makes his nest
Bm G
If our bones bleach on the desert, we’ll consider we are blessed
D G D
Tonight we ride, Tonight we ride

[Outro]
Bm F#m G D A
Bm G
D G D G D
Tonight we ride, tonight we ride.

2 years ago

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