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Did You Know? Desperado was started in 1968 and was one of the very first songs that Don Henley and Glenn Frey wrote together as a song writing partnership.

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Difficulty Level Of Original Recorded Song: Orange Pick

Most Advanced Rhythm:  Yellow Pick 

Most Advanced Chord Change: Orange Pick (White Pick when played with Django chords only)

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Desperado Chords And Strumming, The Eagles

Django Chords:  

Django G Chord

Django C Chord

Django A Chord

Django D Chord

Django Em Chord

Plus Django G/F# Chord: 2x0033

Django G7 Chord: x23033

Django Cm Chord: xx1033

Django G/B Chord: x20033

& Django Bm Chord: x20233


To simplify:

Use G instead of G7, G/F# & G/B

Use C instead of Cm


Key: G

Strumming:

"Miss 2 & 4":

|D          D          |


"1 Strum":

|D  (let ring)|


Tempo:

120 bpm

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Intro -

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G - - - |Em - - - |A - - - |D (let ring) |


Verse 1 -

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A - D - |G - - - |

|G/F# - - - |


Despe(G)rado (G7)
Why don't you (C)come to your sen(Cm)ses
You've been (G)out ri(G/F#)ding fen(Em)ces for (A)so long (D)now
Oh, you're a (G)hard one (G7)
But I know that (C)you've got your reasons (Cm)
These (G)things that (G/F#)are plea(Em)sing you can (A)hurt you (D)somehow (G) (G/F#)


Chorus A -

|Em - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |G/F# - |

|Em - - - |C - - - |G - - - |G/F# - - - |

|Em - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |- - - |

|Em - - - |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |


Don't you (Em)draw the queen of (Bm)diamonds boy
She'll (C)beat you if she's a(G)ble (G/F#)
The (Em)queen of hearts is (Bm)always your best (C)bet (G)
Well, it (Em)seems to me some (Bm)fine things
Have been (C)laid upon your (G)table
But you (Em)only want the (A)ones you can't (A)get (D)



Verse 2 -

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A - D - |G - - - |

|G/F# - - - |


Despe(G)rado (G7)
oh you ain't (C)getting younger (Cm)
Your (G)pain and (G/F#)your (Em)hunger they're (A)drivin' you (D)home
And (G)freedom, oh (G7)freedom
Well that's just (C)some people talking (Cm)
Your (G)prison (G/F#)is wal(Em)king through this (A)world all (D)alone (G) (G/F#)


Chorus B -

|Em - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |G/F#|

|Em - - - |C - - - |G - - - |- - - |

|Em - - - |Bm - - - |C - - - |- - - |

|A - - - |A - - - |A - - - |D - - - |


Don't your (Em)feet get cold in the (Bm)wintertime
The (C)sky won't snow and the (G)sun won't (G/F#)shine
It's (Em)hard to tell the (C)night time from the (G)day (G)
You're (Em)losing all your (Bm)highs and lows
Ain't it (C)funny how the (G)feeling goes (A)away (A) (A) (D)


Verse 3 -

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A - - - |D - - - |

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |C - G/B - |A - - - |

|D Bm - |Em (let ring) |D (let ring) | - - - - |


|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |G


Despe(G)rado (G7)
Why don't you (C)come to your sen(Cm)ses
Come (G)down from (G/F#)your fen(Em)ces
(A) Open the gate (D)
It may be (G)raining (G7)
But there's a (C)rainbow above you (Cm)
You better (G)let some(G/F#)body love(Em) you
(C)Let some(G/B)body love(A) you
You better (D)let some(Bm)body love(Em) you
Be(D)fore it's too (G)late (G7) (C) (Cm) (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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Desperado Chords And Strumming - The Eagles

Open Chords:  

G, C, D, A, Am, Em


Plus G/F# Chord: 2x0033

Open G7 Chord: 320001

Cm Chord: xx554x

Open A7 Chord: x02020

Open D7 Chord: xx0212

Open C/B Chord: x20010

& Open Bm7 Chord: x20230


Key: G

Strumming:

"Miss 2 & 4":

|D          D          |


"Miss 2":

|D          D    D U |


"Bouncer":

|D    D U D    D U |


"1 Strum":

|D  (let ring)|


Tempo:

120 bpm


Intro -

|G - - G7| - - - - |C - - Cm- - - |

(D D D D| - D D D|D D D D| - D - -)

|G - - Em| - - - - |A7 - - -D7- - - |

(D D D D| - D D D|D D D D| - - - )


Verse 1 -

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A7 - - - |D7 - - - |

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A7 - D7 - |G - - - |

|G/F# - - - |


Despe(G)rado (G7)
Why don't you (C)come to your sen(Cm)ses
You've been (G)out ri(G/F#)ding fen(Em)ces for (A7)so long (D7)now
Oh, you're a (G)hard one (G7)
But I know that (C)you've got your reasons (Cm)
These (G)things that (G/F#)are plea(Em)sing you can (A7)hurt you (D7)somehow (G) (G/F#)


Chorus A -

|Em - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |G/F# - |

|Em - - - |C - - - |G - - - |G/F# - - - |

|Em - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |- - - |

|Em - - - |A7 - - - |Am - - - |D - - - |


Don't you (Em)draw the queen of (Bm7)diamonds boy
She'll (C)beat you if she's a(G)ble (G/F#)
The (Em)queen of hearts is (Bm7)always your best (C)bet (G)
Well, it (Em)seems to me some (Bm7)fine things
Have been (C)laid upon your (G)table
But you (Em)only want the (A7)ones you can't (Am)get (D)



Verse 2 -

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A7 - - - |D7 - - - |

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A7 - D7 - |G - - - |

|G/F# - - - |


Despe(G)rado (G7)
oh you ain't (C)getting younger (Cm)
Your (G)pain and (G/F#)your (Em)hunger they're (A7)drivin' you (D7)home
And (G)freedom, oh (G7)freedom
Well that's just (C)some people talking (Cm)
Your (G)prison (G/F#)is wal(Em)king through this (A7)world all (D7)alone (G) (G/F#)


Chorus B -

|Em - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |G/F# - |

|Em - - - |C - - - |G - - - |- - - |

|Em - - - |Bm7 - - - |C - - - |- - - |

|Am - - - |Am - - - |Am - - - |D - - - |


Don't your (Em)feet get cold in the (Bm7)wintertime
The (C)sky won't snow and the (G)sun won't (G/F#)shine
It's (Em)hard to tell the (C)night time from the (G)day (G)
You're (Em)losing all your (Bm7)highs and lows
Ain't it (C)funny how the (G)feeling goes (Am)away (Am) (Am) (D)


Verse 3 -

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |A7 - - - |D7 - - - |

|G - - - |G7 - - - |C - - - |Cm - - - |

|G/F# - |Em - - - |C - C/B - |Am - - - |

|D - Bm7 - |Em (let ring) | - - |D (let ring) | - - - - | - - |

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|G - - G7| - - - - |C - - Cm- - - |G

(D D D D| - D D D|D D D D| - D - -)


Despe(G)rado (G7)
Why don't you (C)come to your sen(Cm)ses
Come (G)down from (G/F#)your fen(Em)ces
(A7) Open the gate (D7)
It may be (G)raining (G7)
But there's a (C)rainbow above you (Cm)
You better (G)let some(G/F#)body love(Em) you
(C)Let some(C/B)body love(Am) you
You better (D)let some(Bm7)body love(Em) you
Be(D)fore it's too (G)late (G7) (C) (Cm) (G)

Final Chord Strum: G

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