PJs Guitar Chords and Lyrics - DEPORTEES WOODY GUTHRIE Guitar Song Chords

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     D				G	   D
The crops are all in and the peaches are rotten
    D				A7	D
The oranges are piled in their creosote dumps
	G			D
You're flying them back to the Mexico Border
			  A7	     D
To pay all their money to wade back again

     G			D
Goodbye to my Juan, goodbye Rosalita
  A7		     D
Adios mes amigos, Jesus et Maria
     G			        D
You won't have a name when you fly the big aeroplane
D			    A7       D
All they will call you will be Deportee

My father's own father he waded that river
They took all the money he made in his life
My brothers and sisters come working the fruit trees
And they rode the truck till they took down and died

Some of us are illegal and some are not wanted
Our work contract's out and we have to move on
Its 600 miles to that Mexican border
They chase us like outlaws, like rustlers, like thieves

The skyplane caught fire over las Gatos Canyon
A fireball of lightning, it shook all our hills
Who are these friends, all scattered like dry leaves
The radio says they are just deportees

We died in your hills and we died in your deserts
We died in your valleys and died in your plains
We died 'neath your trees and we died in your bushes
Both sides of the river we died just the same

Is this the best way we can grow our big orchards
Is this the best way we can grow our good fruit
To fall like dry leaves to rot on the topsoil
And be called by no name except deportees

The above is solely MY INTERPRETATION of this great song, in a format aimed at learning guitarists.
No attempt has been made to copy or reproduce the artist's or publisher's sheet music for the song, 
if such exists.

It can be used for INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. To play the song as it should be played, you should 
purchase the official sheetmusic for the song. You should also purchase and listen to the song to learn 
the rhythm and timing of the song - this is essential if you wish to play the song with any degree of accuracy


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