Dan Fogelberg

Dan Fogelberg - Tuscon Arizona guitar tab

-transcribed by Greg Steele -

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"Tucson, Arizona (Gazette)" by Dan Fogelberg

Intro: Am E Am E (also played between verses)

Am F

Tucson, Arizona...rises in the heat like a mirage,

Am F

Tony keeps his Chevy, like a virgin, locked in his garage,


He brings it out at midnight and cruises down the empty boulevards,


And he prowls the darkened alleys that snake between the city's thirsty yards,

Am G F E Am E Am E

The lonely desert skies reflects the anger in his eyes and it is dawn.

His daddy died of drinking, and left five children sinking with his mom,

His older brother Bobby, never made it back from Viet Nam,

With high school well behind him, he lives at home and works this shitty job,

And he thinks his '60 Chevy is the only true amigo that he's got,

His heart is filled with sadness, and his soul is like some ugly vacant lot.

Mary Estelle Hannah, come out from Louisiana for the sun,

A deal gone bad in Dallas, left her burned and broke and on the run,

To pay the rent and groceries, she takes this job at $3.15 an hour,

Serving shots of whiskey and tequila in this smoky redneck bar,

And she dreams some day she'll make her way to L.A. and become a movie star.

Tony saw her working, swallowed hard and asked her for a date,

Mary laughed and answered, "I would but every night I'm working late."

He said he had some cocaine that she could have if she'd just ride along,

She said, "What the hell, I may as well. I haven't had no fun in so damn long."

Am G

He picked her up at closing time,


They pulled out on the road and they were gone.

Tony's mom got frantic when she found her son had not come home,

Mary's roommate panicked and called the sheriff from a public phone,

They asked her lots of questions, she tried her best to tell them what she saw,

Late that night they found poor Mary, lying in some narrow dusty draw,

The coroner reported that she hadn't been deceased for very long.

Two weeks on they found it, buried to the windshield in the sand,

There inside lay Tony with a small revolver in his hand,

The papers simply stated, "It must have been the drugs that drove them mad."

The neighbors speculated, "What could make a good boy go so bad?"

Am G

It might have been the desert heat,


It might have been the home he never had.

Fade out with Am F Am F...

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