Tom Russell

Down The Rio Grande

Tom Russell

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Down The Rio Grande

Capo on 1st fret
	  		A nice song from a very fine album. The D/F# is actually played more like  
200230, with hammer ons on the 6th string the high e to make a real D/F# of  
200232. 
 
 
 
 
ABaby pulled her blue dress on and Gwalked out in the D/F#night 
ALeft one silk stocking dangling Gfrom the bedside D/F#light 
I sobered up and called her name Ajust before the dawn 
I Gfollowed footprints through the sand 
I Aknew where she had gone 
Down the Rio GGrande 
Down the Rio AGrande 
 
I pulled out of Albuquerque Gmust have been past D/F#eight 
AFour cups of coffee and I Ghit the interD/F#state 
Rolling through Los Cruces I Athought I saw her car 
She Galways said she?d go some day 
She Anever said how far 
Down the Rio GGrande 
Down the Rio AGrande 
 
DMaybe she?s in GBrownsville she Agot some family there 
DShe always Gtalked about the Asalty gulf coast air 
Where the river Gends 
Down the Rio AGrande 
 
Saw an old gray heron flying Gsouth against the D/F#wind 
AStorm clouds over Juarez rolling Gdown the the Big D/F#Bend 
Called her name in Esperanza?a Adusty desert rain 
But Gwho knows what the hell I?d day 
If AI found her again 
On the Rio GGrande 
Down the Rio AGrande 
 
Turned south on highway 90, Gsky began to D/F#clear 
ABlack mountains out ahead, red Gsundown rearview D/F#mirror 
Haunted by her dark wet skin Amoving next to mine 
I Gswore that things would change 
If I could Ahold her one more time 
On the Rio GGrande 
Down the Rio AGrande 
 
DMaybe she?s in GBrownsville she Agot some family there 
DShe?s always Gtalked about the Asalty gulf coast air 
Where the river Gends 
Down the Rio AGrande G AGA 
 
 
I bought a bottle in Del Rio, I Gpulled out off the D/F#road 
ASpent the night just staring at the Glights of MexiD/F#co 
I walked down to the border bridge, I Afound the break of day 
I Gthrew that empty bottle off 
AWatched it float away 
Down the Rio GGrande 
Down the Rio AGrande 
 
Now I?m Don my way to GBrownsville in the AGulf of Mexico 
Just Dlike that empty Gbottle I may Asink, or else I?ll flow 
To the rivers Gend  
Down the Rio AGrande 
 
Baby pulled her blue dress on and Gwalked out in the D/F#night  
Down the Rio AGrande G 
Down the Rio AGrande G A  
 

		  

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