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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

           12

    Em:   022000

           32 1

    C:    x32010

             132

    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

     

    Chorus:

                       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

     

    Chorus

     

           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.