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The Legend of Chavo Guerrero

tabbed by esther dodson

listen to the recording to better understand where the chord changes take place.
G and A during verses sound better as barre chords.

     D                         A           Bm
Born down in El Paso where the tumbleweeds blow
       G                             F#m 
To the middleweight champ of all Mexico
           Em                                      F#m
Dad fought many bloody battles and raised four sons
Bm                       A
Chavo was the oldest one

Old man Gory could pop like a live grenade
Raised his boys in the way of the trade
Hector and Mando, young Eddie G
Chavo meant the most to me
Look high
     Em7        G
It's my last hope
D        Em7
Chavo Guerrero
G                  Asus4  A
Coming off the top rope
He came from Texas seeking fortune and fame
Rose pretty quickly to the top of his game
Defender of the downtrodden, king of the hill
Tag-team champion with Al Madril

Before a black and white TV in the middle of the night
I'm lying on the floor, I'm bathed in blue light
Em7                                             F#m
The telecast's in Spanish, I can understand some
And I need justice in my life, here it comes
Look high
It's my last hope
Chavo Guerrero
Coming off the top rope
F           Em
Red Shoes Dugan
Holding his arm high all out of breath
F                      E
I hated all of Chavo's enemies
I would pray nightly for their death
F                Em
Descending like fire
On the people who deserved it most
F                 E
Almost completely unknown
Outside of Texas and the West Coast
He was my hero back when I was a kid
You let me down but Chavo never once did
You called him names to try to get beneath my skin
Now your ashes are scattered on the wind

I heard his son got famous, he went nationwide
Coast-to-coast with his dad by his side
I don't know if that's true but I've been told
It's real sweet to grow old
Look high
It's my last hope
Chavo Guerrero
Coming off the top rope
(outro is the same pattern as the verses)
D  A  Bm  G  F#m  Em  F#m  Bm  A
the lead riff at the end is played high on the G and B strings:

(Piano: D D C# A B D D C# A G)
tabs/the_legend_of_chavo_guerrero.txt · Last modified: 2021/08/24 21:42 (external edit)