Gun Club: "Willie Brown" (from the "Birth The Death The Ghost" album)
[written by Mack Self]


 

(note: the guitar is tuned a little bit lower, approx. half a note)

 

 

      G#                         B
The streets are deserted, not a soul is in town
G#                   B
down at the jail, a rope is hanging down
     E                         B
for Willie Brown, for Willie Brown

 


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G#         B             G#            B
Hang down Willie Brown, hang down and die
G#         B                 E                    B
hang down Willie Brown, why you're the one, they cry
E                     B
you're the one, they cry

hang down Willie Brown, hang down and die
hang down Willie Brown, why you're the one, they cry
you're the one, they cry

 

    G#        B      
He rode into Denver

     G#          B

one warm summer night
    G#       B
a clean cut kid

     E           B

who never had a fight
     E           B

who never had a fight


Hang down Willie Brown, hang down and die
hang down Willie Brown, why you're the one, they cry
you're the one, they cry
hang down Willie Brown, hang down and die
hang down Willie Brown, why you're the one, they cry
you're the one, they cry


He got into worry

at the Big Rail Saloon
he shot and killed a man

on the 26th of June
on the 26th of June


Hang down Willie Brown, hang down and die
hang down Willie Brown, why you're the one, they cry
you're the one, they cry
hang down Willie Brown, hang down and die
hang down Willie Brown, why you're the one, they cry
you're the one, they cry

G#         B
Hang down Willie Brown
G#         B
hang down Willie Brown
G#         B
hang down Willie Brown
E                         B
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     E                    B
why you're the one, they cry


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