Desperado Lyrics

Johnny Cash


publisher: ©Alfred, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Glenn Frey, Don Henley
album: Track 11 in album American IV: The Man Comes Around
release date: 2002-11-5
popularity : 85 users have visited this page.
length: 3:16
guest lead vocals: Don Henley
guest background vocals: Don Henley
acoustic guitar: Randy Scruggs, Kerry Marx and Jeff Hannah
organ & harmonium: Benmont Tench
organ & reed organ: Benmont Tench
writer: Don Henley, Glenn Frey

Album Information

label: American Recordings
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 044006333922
script: Latin

Cover Art

Johnny Cash American IV: The Man Comes Around cover art


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Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
You been out ridin' fences for so long now.
Oh, you're a hard one,
But I know that you've got your reasons.
These things that are pleasin' you,
Can hurt you somehow.

Don't you draw the queen of diamonds, boy,
She'll beat you if she's able.
Know the queen of hearts is always your best bet.
Now it seems to me, some fine things,
Have been laid upon your table.
But you only want the things that you can't get.

Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger,


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 The Man Comes Around
  • 2 Hurt
  • 3 Give My Love to Rose
  • 4 Bridge Over Troubled Water
  • 5 I Hung My Head
  • 6 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
  • 7 Personal Jesus
  • 8 In My Life
  • 9 Sam Hall
  • 10 Danny Boy
  • 11 Desperado
  • 12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
  • 13 Tear Stained Letter
  • 14 Streets of Laredo
  • 15 We’ll Meet Again