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Typed out by Fritz Mayr/Guitar Player from Silent Cry
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                     EL DIABLO (ZZ TOP)
     (Words+Music by Billy Gibbons,Dusty Hill,Frank Beard)


 Main Riff
  Em (Riff A)                         Am (Riff B)
E--------------------I---------------I------------------I------------I
B--------------------I---------------I------------------I------------I
G--------------------I---------------I-2-2--0-2-2-2-0-2-I-0--------2-I
D--2-2--0-2-2-2--0-2-I-0-------2---0-I------------------I---2-0------I
A--------------------I---2-0---------I------------------I-------3----I
E--------------------I-------3-------I------------------I------------I


Intro: play the first 2 bars for 5 times, and then the vocals enter.

         Em (Riff A)
1.Verse: Did you ever hear the story that happened not long ago
         Em (Riff A )
         bout the man with a tan El Diablo de Mexico, and this
         Am (Riff B )
         man played his hand and she lived by the luck of the draw
         Em (Riff A)
         now and then and again found him steppin outside of the law
                B7
         hey hey

         Em (Riff A)
2.Verse: and his fortune he had made let him live high on the hog
         Em (Riff A)
         till the day of the raid when they hunted him like a dog he was
         Am (Riff B)
         out on the run knowing he could get by, cause the
         Em (Riff A)
         men killed in sin were not there to testify
                B7
         hey hey

Guitar Solo: Em7 I Em7 I F#m7 I F#m7 I (repeat 5 times)

         Em (Riff A)
3.Verse: he was caught he was bound in La Casa de Calaboose
         Em (Riff A)
         he was tried he was found and readed for the noose but the
         Am (Riff B)
         break he would make it didnt turn out so well, and the
         Em (Riff A)
         hombre called Diablo bid his last farewell

Guitar Solo: Em7 I Em7 I F#m7 I F#m7 I (repeat and fade out)