Mexicali Blues

Grateful Dead


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: John Barlow, Robert Hall Weir
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Laid back in an old saloon, with a peso in my hand,
And I catch a glimpse of black-eyed girls who giggle when I smile,

I guess I came to keep from payin' dues.
And a damn good case of the Mexicali Blues. Yeh!
Is there anything a man don't stand to lose,
Cherish well your thoughts, and keep a tight grip on your booze,

I didn't know a stage line ran from Hell.
All the french perfume you'd care to smell.
She took me up into her room and whispered in my ear,
Now I'm payin' for those happy hours I spent there in her arms,

When the devil wants to take it all away?
'Cause thinkin' and drinkin' are all I have today.
And then a man rode into town, some thought he was the law.
She told me he would take her, if I didn't use my gun,

I guess that stranger hadn't heard the news
And he made me trade the gallows for the Mexicali Blues.
Is there anything a man don't stand to lose
He just might find himself out there on horseback in the dark


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