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Seven Spanish Angels

by Eddie Setser and Troy Seals

as performed by Willie Nelson and Ray Charles


Each chord lasts for ½ measure (2 beats) unless otherwise noted.

Song originally in key of E.  Changed to G for easier chords.

Last chorus modulates up ½ step.  I left this out to keep things easier.


Chord Guide

      3    4

G:    3x0003


Em:   022000

       32 1

C:    x32010


D:    xx0232


Strum: D d D DUD d D DU

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 +


Intro: / G - - - / Em - - - / C - - - / G - - - /


Verse 1:

                 G                         G

He looked down into her brown eyes and said

 G                        D

Say a prayer for me

           D                      D

She threw her arms around him, whispered

  D                      G

“God will keep us free.”

                   G                         G

They could hear the riders comin’

               G                     C

He said, “This is my last fight

           C                        G

If they take me back to Texas

                  D                   G (1)

They won't take me back alive



                   G                         G

There were seven Spanish angels

          G               D

At the altar of the sun

                   D                 D

They were prayin' for the lovers

           D                G (1)

In the valley of the gun

                G                                          G

When the battle stopped and the smoke cleared

                   G                        C (1)

There was thunder from the throne

       C                         G

And seven spanish angels

            D                G (2)

Took another angel home


Verse 2:

                     G                                    G

She reached down and picked the gun up

                G                D

That lay smokin’ in his hand

                 D                      D

She said, "Father please forgive me

              D                         G (1)

I can't make it without my man

                 G                          G

And she knew the gun was empty

               G                         C

And she knew she couldn’t win

            C                     G

But her final prayer was answered

               D                  G (1)

When the rifles fired again




       C                         G

And seven spanish angels

            D                G (hold)

Took another angel home



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.