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When Sinatra Played Juarez

Tom Russell

    Intro C F G C

(C)Uncle Tommy Ga(F)briel, 
{He} (C)played the blue (G) piano
(C)While Frank and Ava (F)Gardener 
danced the (G) wild Juaurenzi (C)tango

(C)Those were truly (F)golden years 
my (C)Uncle Tommy (G)said
(C)but everything's (C/G)gone (F)straight to Hell 
since (G)Sinatra played (C)Juarez

(Am)I wish life was(Em) still like that 
(F)my Uncle Tommy (C)sa(G)id
(C)But everything's (C/G)gone (F)straight to Hell 
since (G)Sinatra played (C)Juarez

C  F  G  C

(C)You could get a (F)cheap divorce, 
get your (C)Pontiac tuck and (G)rolled
You could (C)take your dolly to the (F)dog track 
in her (G)cheap chinchilla (C)stole.

(C)The Fiesta Club, (F)The Chinese Palace, 
(C)The Old Kentucky Bar (G)
(C)The matadors and (F)baseball heroes 
and (G) great big movie (C)stars.

(Am)Those were truly (Em)golden years 
my (F)Uncle Tommy (C)sa(G)id,
'cause (C)everything's gone(F) straight to Hell 
since(G) Sinatra played(C) Juarez

[Instrumental break. Same chords as verse.]

Now (C)Uncle Tommy (F)Gabriel 
he still (C)plays Fats Domino(G)
(C)He speaks that border (F)spanglish well, 
He(G)owns a carpet store(C)

(C)He lives out on his(F) pecan farm, 
I don't (C)cross the bridge he(G) says
'cause (C)everything's(C/G) gone (F)straight to Hell 
since (G)Sinatra played (C)Juarez

(Am)Those were truly (Em)golden years 
my (F)Uncle Tommy (C)sa(G)id,
but (C)everything's(C/G) gone (F)straight to Hell 
since (G)Sinatra played (C)Juarez

Everything's (C/G)gone (F)straight to Hell 
since (G)Sinatra played (C)Juarez

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