Tougher Than Leather chords by Willie Nelson

The track was written by Willie Nelson.

Tougher Than Leather

Track Info

Chords Info

  • Tuning: Standard(E A D G B E)
  • Key: E
  • Chords: A, D, E, A7, E7, B, B7, F#, F7, G#, C#, G#7, C#7
  • BPM: 126
  • Suggested Strumming:
  • D= Down Stroke, U = Upstroke, N.C= No Chord
[Intro]
A A [Verse]
A He was Tougher Than Leather A And he didn't care whether D D The sun shined or not E When a young kid from Cow Town E Wanted a showdown E And he was careless or
A
just maybe forgot
[Verse]
A But he died in the gunfight A Blinded by sunlight A7 Never draw when you're
D
facing the sun
E And old Tougher Than Leather E Just carved one more
A
notch on his gun
[Verse]
A E And when he turned to go E7 E7 A beautiful maiden knelt down A Where her dead sweetheart lay A B And on his breast, placed a rose B7 While the townspeople
E E
stared in dismay
[Verse]
A And old Tougher Than Leather A Should have known better A But he picked up the
E
rose in his hand
E And the townspeople froze E When his hands crushed the rose E And the rose petals
A F#
fell in the sand
[Verse]
B And old Tougher Than Leather B Was a full-time go-getter B The grass never grew
F#
beneath his feet
F# From one town to another F# He would ride like the wind F# But his mind kept
B
going back to the street
[Verse]
B Where a young cowboy died B And a young maiden cried B And rose petals
F#
fell in the sand
F# And his heart had been softened F# By the beautiful maid F# And he knew he must
B B
see her again
[Verse]
B Well he went back to the town B Where it all had come down B And he searched but his
F#
search was in vain
F# He had wanted to find her F# And say he was sorry F# F7 For causing her heart
B
so much pain
[Verse]
B But one night he died B From a poison inside B Brought on by the
F#
wrong he had done
F# And old Tougher Than Leather F# Had carved his last
B G#
notch on his gun
[Verse] C# Well he was buried in Cow Town C# Along about sundown C# Looking good in his
G#
new store-bought clothes
G# When the young maiden came over G#7 And knelt down beside him G#7 C# And on his lapel placed a rose [Verse]
C#7 F# There's a bird in the sky F# C# Flying high, flying high C# G# To a place from a place G#7 C# C#7 Changing skies, changing skies [Outro]
F# F# C# C# G#7 G#7 C# C#7 F# F# C# C# G# G#7 C# C#

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