FREE Campfire Singalong Songbook

20 classic, not-too-hard songs your friends and family will love.

Beatles - Petty - Johnny Cash - Eagles - John Denver - Dylan


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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.