Lee Roy Parnell

Mexican Money

Lee Roy Parnell

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Mexican Money

	  		1989, Arista Records 
Submitted by: Christopher R. 
 
Intro 
 
I been (G) workin' on the boats in Galveston Bay 
Holdin' (C) on to what I can, when I (D) draw my pay 
I (G) love a girl south of the Rio Grande 
Been (C) savin' up to take her to the (D) promise land 
(Em) (C) Bring her to the (D) promise (G) land 
 
Well I (G) got a few hundered, but it ain't too much 
Com(C)pared to just a smile from the (D) one I love 
So (G) when I got a letter, said she missed her man 
I (C) knew I was gonna have to (D) change my plans 
(Em) (C) Gonna have to (D) change my (G) plans 
 
I'm gonna (C) trade my dollars for (F) Mexican mo(C)ney 
(F) Mexican (C) money is (G) what I (C) need 
I'm gonna live forever with my (F) Mexican (C) honey 
(F) She's there (C) waitin' for (D) me  
 
Repeat Intro 
 
Well, I (G) left her standin' down in the ocean breeze 
Promised (C) I would build a life for (D) her and me 
But, (G) I can't get ahead no matter how I try 
(C) Think it's time that I was tellin' (D) Texas goodbye 
(Em) (C) Tellin' old (D) Texas good(G)bye 
 
So (G) tonight I'm headin' down to the borderline 
Takin' (C) what I can, leavin' the (D) rest behind 
As (G) long as I've got her, there's one thing I know 
I'll (C) be the richest man in (D) Mexico 
(Em) (C) Richest man in (D) Mexic(G)o 
 
I'm gonna (C) trade my dollars for (F) Mexican mo(C)ney 
(F) Mexican (C) money that's (G) what I (C) need 
Gonna live forever with my (F) Mexican (C) honey 
(F) She's there (C) waitin' for (D) me  
I'm gonna (C) trade my dollars for (F) Mexican mo(C)ney 
(F) Mexican (C) money that's (G) what I (C) need 
I'm gonna live forever with my (F) Mexican (C) honey 
(F) She's there (C) waitin' for (D) me 
 
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