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Paco is Dying Tonight Rich Prezioso, ©1999 Tatertunes Music, BMI
 
 
 
Paco is dying tonight--no one’s coming to see him
Paco is dying tonight--no one mentions his name
Two thousand miles from the Mexican border
And a family in San Francisco del Oro
But Paco is dying tonight--no one dares speak his name
 
Ten years in this fine restaurant, Paco worked in the kitchen
The sons of the family go north and send home their pay
He taught himself English, took classes at college
Someday he’d wait tables, get a few extra dollars
But Paco is dying tonight--no one dares speak his name
 
They say no “Ave Maria”, “que en pas descanse”
“Adios mi compradre, nos veremos otra vez”
Paco is dying--they’re calling it cancer
But the fear in their eyes tells us we should know better
Paco is dying tonight--no one dares speak his name
 
Paco is dying tonight--no one here wants a scandal
Maybe if we don’t speak it tonight, this will all go away
But there’s knives in the kitchen, they can easily cut you
He was everyone’s darling, who knows what he’d been up to
Now Paco is dying tonight--no one dares speak his name
 
Jacquie: vocals, concertina
Rich: vocals, guitars, mandolin
Doug Lofstrom: acoustic bass
Alpha Stewart: congas

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