More songs by James Taylor

This file is part of a collection that (moreso than the rest of the site) are not meant to be detailed or accurate transcriptions of the original recordings. They're just some simple chord charts that I made for my own use, some of them my own arrangements.
- T-rev

MEXICO by James Taylor
From his 1975 album Gorilla
Written by James Taylor
Transcribed by T-rev
Capo 2

1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 5 6
D   A D Bm  A    /B Em  Bm  C   G

          G   D            A         G
 Way down here you need a reason to move
        G    D            A         G
 Feel a fool running your stateside games
           G   D            A      G
 Lose your load, leave your mind behind, Baby James

 E   C#m  B   A
	Oh--- Mexico
       E         C#m      B           A
	It sounds so simple I just got to go
        E        C#m      B         A
	The sun's so hot I forgot to go home
    G          D/F#       Em E E4 Em E /F /F#
	Guess I'll have to go now

 G    D            A      G
 Americano got the sleepy eye
         G            D       A           G
 But his body's still shaking like a live wire
G       D    A            G
 Sleepy SeƱorita with the eyes on fire

 E   C#m  B   A
	Oh--- Mexico
       E         C#m            B           A
	It sounds so sweet with the sun sinking low
        E         C#m            B            A
	The moon's so bright like to light up the night
    G         D/F#
	Make everything alright

1  .  2  .  3  .  4  .  5  .  6  .  7  .  8  .  9  .
E11/B E     E11/B E     E11/B E     E11/B E     E  E /F /F#

G       D              A           G
 Baby's hungry and the money's all gone
     G          D                  A           G
 The folks back home don't want to talk on the phone
     G           D             A          G
 She gets a long letter, sends back a postcard, times are hard

 E   C#m       B   A
	Oh down in Mexico
      E            C#m       B            A
	I never really been so I don't really know
 E   C#m  B   A
	Oh--- Mexico
      G          D/F#
	I guess I'll have to go...

Transcribed 2020-07-23 by T-rev
More tab available at

xx0232 D
x02220 A
x24432 Bm
x2xxxx /B
022003 Em
022000 Em
x32010 C
320033 G
320003 G
022100 E
076454 E
x46654 C#m
x2333x B
x02220 A
20023x D/F#
022200 E4
1xxxxx /F
2xxxxx /F#
x22232 E11/B

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