Ridin’ my thumb to Mexico    (video)    (midi)

 

    F - G - C

 

                   C

1. This old highway seems so lonesome

                         Em

    when you're going where you've been,

               F                                                   G

    and a lonesome song can make you cry time and time again.

                C                                                Am

    If I had listened to a friend of mine ten years ago today,

                       F                                             G

    I'd have a better job than what I've got today.

 

                  C                                                    Em

2. But the billboards on the highway and the brake lights on the cars

                     F                                                   G

    make me jump out on the highway with my bag and my guitar.

                C                                               Am

    If she comes or if she goes it doesn't matter anymore,

                     - F                  G                 C    - C7

    cause I'm      ridin' my thumb to Mexico.

 

F                    G                   C - E - Am   F                         G                 C

    Ridin' my thumb to Mexic................o, it don't matter when or how I go,

F                   G             C   G     Am            - F                G                  C

    I'm ridin' thumb til I see her again, so I'll      ride my thumb to Mexico.

 

+  F - G - C

 

                     C                                                Em

3. Well, the reason why she left me's not the reason that I'm here,

               F                                                G

    I'm a travlin' kind of man just need a change of atmosphere.

                     C                                       Am

    If there's any place I haven't been at all that's where I'll go,

              - F                 G                  C    - C7

    so I'll        ride my thumb to Mexico.

 

+  CHORUS       +  F - G - C

 

(orig. = capo 1st; midi = no capo; video = capo 4th)
   
(Johnny Rodriguez)