Desperado Chord Chart
by the Eagles

Welcome to my Desperado Chord Chart by the Eagles. This is a super cool song in that it has a lot of chord variations and uses a lot of 7 chords. I would consider this a more intermediate song due to the lack of repetition in chords and variety. You really have to pay attention to this one.

Ideally, if I were going to play this song, I would finger pick it since it's played on a piano, but I'll give you a general strumming pattern you can use. Each chord is this chart is 2 beats each. 

Strumming 1:
1  2 + 3 4 +

Strumming 1:
1  2 + a  3 4 + a

Desperado Chord Chart

by The Eagles

Intro: |G G7| |C C7| |G Em7| |A7 D7| (Hold)

          |G   G7|         |C                    C7|
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
                 |G           Em7|     |A7       D7|
You been out ridin’ fences for so long now
                     |G         G7|            |C                  C7|
Oh, you're a hard one, I know that you got your reasons,
            | G                    A7|                  |A7                 D7|   |G  D/F#|
These things that are pleasin' you can hurt you somehow

                 |Em                       Bm|
Don't you draw the queen of diamonds boy,
          | C                       G |
She'll beat you if she's able,
                        |Em7                     C|                       |G  D/F#|
You know the queen of hearts is always your best bet
            | Em                      Bm|                             |C                     G|
Now it seems to me some fine things have been laid upon your table
              |Em                 A7|               |Am7   D7|
But you only want the ones you can't get 

           |G   G7|           |C             C7|
Desperado, oh you ain't gettin' no younger,
          |G                 Em7|                 |A7            D7|
Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
          |G      G7|                       |C                           C7|
And freedom, oh freedom, well that's just some people talkin'
       | G            Em7|               |A7                 D7|     |G   D/F#|
Your prison is walkin' through this world all alone

                 |Em                          Bm|
Don't your feet get cold in the winter time
       | C                                   G |
The sky won't snow and the sun won't shine
     |Em7                  C|                        |G     D/F#|
It's hard to tell the nighttime from the day
          |Em                 Bm|
You're losin' all your highs and lows
            |C                    G|             |Am7    D7|
Ain't it funny how the feelin' goes away

           |G   G7|           |C                  C7|
Desperado, why don't you come to your senses
           |G                     Em7|   |A7        D7|
Come down from your fences, open the gate
                 |G     G7|                  |C            C7|
It may be rainin', but there's a rainbow above
                 |G                    Em|        |C                    A7|
You better let somebody love you, (let somebody love you)
|                |G                    Em|           |D7                G|
You better let somebody love you before it's too late

|G G7| |C C7| G (hold)

This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.

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