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The Eagles


Intro:  / G –  - - / G7 - - - / C – - - / Cm - - - /

          / G – G/F# - / Em7 - - - / A7 - - - / D7 (hold) /


          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       Gsus4              C                           Cm

Oh, you're a hard one, I know that you got your reasons,

             G            B7     Em7              A7         D7        G  D/F#

These things that are pleasin' you can hurt you somehow



                Em                     Bm

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy,

            C                           G  D/F#

She'll beat you if she's able,

                        Em7                   C                        G   D/F#

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   D7

But you only want the ones you can't get



          G   G7sus4           C                       Cm

Desperado, oh you ain't gettin' no younger,

          G          D/F#      Em7           A7            D7

Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home

         G                  G7sus4                      C                        Cm

And freedom, oh freedom, well that's just some people talkin'

           G    B7  Em7                      A7        D7  G  D/F#

Your prison is walkin' through this world all alone



                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/F#

It's hard to tell the nighttime from the day

           Em                Bm

You're losin' all your highs and lows

            C                    G               Am7     C/D     D7

Ain't it funny how the feelin' goes away



           G   G7sus4                C                          Cm

Desperado,     why don't you come to your senses

           G             D/F#    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,  (let somebody love you)

                  G          B7   Em           Am7       D7 

You better let somebody love you before it's too late


/ G –  - - / G7 - - - / C – - - / Cm - - - / G (hold) /

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.