Carmelita
Dwight Yoakam & Flaco Jimenez Lyrics


I hear Mariachi static on my radio
And the tubes they glow in the dark
And I'm there with her in Ensenada
And I'm here in Echo Park

[Chorus]
Carmelita hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
On the outskirts of town

Well, I'm sittin' here playing solitaire
With my pearl-handled deck
The county won't give me no more methadone
They cut off your welfare check

[Chorus]

Well, I pawned my Smith-Corona
And I went to meet my man
He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
By the Pioneer chicken stand

[Chorus: x2]

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Warren Zevon

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MrAzrancher

This song is fantastic, flaco can perform magic with his accordion. He and Dwight are great together.   I have actually been to the "pioneer" chicken stand on Alvarado and on Sunset blvd.  Thanks for posting this....

Joffy Jaffer McJaffy

I bought fake I’d cards at the McDonald’s on Alvarado!! I was 18 but needed a 21 over I d to get in clubs!! R.i.p. Warren, he seemed like a chill man! Hope you found peace ✌🏽 god bless🙏🏽

Loretta Sulin

MrAzrancher Indeed, it's just a good feeling. ..

LoginErrorAgain

One of my favorite Zevon songs. This is with out a doubt the best version. Dwight & Flaco own it.

Danny C. Jewell

''Live n Learn''

TC Smith

OMG I first heard it on an LP by a Canadian folk singer Murray McLauchlan in the early 70's...later saw Kris and Rita Coolidge perform it in a concert in Lubbock TX. this is an awesome rendition.

Sultan Vinegar

LoginErrorAgain most definitely!!!!

Dirk Yarborough

Thanks for reminding me. This is beautiful.

Margit Reiner

Really good version, except the one of Willy de Will!

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eddie provencio

nobody else like Dwight and Flaco....Mexican and proud....no else comes close...ex military and I know every would love it!!!! Estan chingones Compa...from West Texas!!!!!🖒🖒🖒👊👊

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