Steve Earle

Steve Earle - Mercenary Song guitar tab

I saw the tab for this song and i thought that my intro was better.

I know that Steve will play this song in G , as he always does, so slap a capo on the old 2nd fret.








Fill 1:







Fill 2:






--0-0-2------into G*

[G] Me and old Bill there we both come from Georgia

Met Hank down in [D] New Mexico [G] (Fill 1)

We're [G] bound for Durango to join Pancho Villa

We hear that he's [D] paying in [G] gold (Fill 1)

I guess a man's got to do what he's best at

Ain't found nothing better so far

Been called mercenaries and men with no country

Just soldiers in search of a war


We're [C] bound for the border

We're [G] soldiers of fortune

We'll [D] fight for no country

But we'll [G] die for good pay

[C] Under the flag of the [G] greenback dollar

Or the peso down [D] Mexico [G] way (Fill 2)

When this way is over, I might go back to Georgia

And settle down quiet somewhere

I'll most likely pack up and head south for Chile

Hear tell there's some trouble down there


If you've got another guitar playing open using the chords A D E, then play this fill as:






--0-2-4-into A

But if youre capoed at 2 you cant play the open E so just play F# twice, as in Fill 2

Thanks very much.

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