Del Gato

written by Gene Clark & Rick Clark

Performed by Gene Clark and Carla Olson

 

Gene Clark - vocals/acoustic guitar
Carla Olson - vocals/acoustic guitar
Michael Huey - drums
Roscoe Beck - bass
Tom Junior Morgan - flute

 

A   D   A     D    A

A                        Bm
My name is Del Gato born close to the border
   D                           A
Of white blood and red blood I came
A                      Bm
I travel the saddle, I follow the cattle
D                               A
Down on the range where they graze
       E                   D                   A
And I just ride in from a hard southwestern drive
   E
My lips parched and bloody
    D                              A
My  face torn by sand storms and pride
                          Bm
Royalties riches and inter-bred bitches
        D                      A
Was the brew that I drank as a child
A
So rebellious a lover
    Bm
Don Juan as my cover
      D                           A
They die-cast my type called me wild
A     E                   D                   A
And I just ride in from a hard southwestern drive
    E               D                     A
The hanging tree is waiting for me to arrive

SOLO

A                        Bm
Structured political our children they ridicule
D                              A
They teach them of sins and to lie
A                                    Bm
Their schools built by fools but by breaking their rules
       D                      A
Like a fox I am forced now to hide
      E                   A                  A
And I just ride in from a hard southwestern drive
   E
My lips parched and bloody
    D                              A
My face torn by sand storms and pride
A                          Bm
The peppertree spreads taking many men's heads
        D                           A
But the one they would want most is mine
  A
To the mission I go
   Bm
In San Juan I kneel
      D                       A
And I pray for the love of my life
      E                   A                  A
And I just ride in from a hard southwestern drive
    E           D                    A
The hanging tree is waiting for me to arrive

 

 

From the "So Rebellious A Lover" LP

Rhino Records 1987