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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LoginErrorAgain

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

Nash Burnette

This is good, but Warren Zevon's
original is definitely the best version.
Linda Ronstadt does a great cover too.

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.

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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....

Loretta Sulin

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

John r Walker

I'm in Ensenada now and can't stop singing this song.Dwight does a Great version of it.

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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