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Merle Haggard & Willie Nelson's Music Video For 'Pancho And Lefty' Will Leave Y'all Speechless!

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In 1964, before Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson were the country music legends they are today, they were struggling songwriters who met over a game of poker in Nashville, TN. And the rest was history...

By the late 1970's the two had become great friends, and would "Play a couple of long shows a day, then spend all night long jamming," Merle said in an interview with Rolling Stone

But the fun really began in 1983, when Merle and Willie had recorded their first collaboration album, Pancho & Lefty. On that album, was the duo's rendition of Townes Van Zandt's 1972 hit, "Pancho and Lefty". The song and the album were a huge success, both peaking at #1 on the country charts!

These two were destined to sing with one another and since their breakthrough album, they have recorded many more together - each better than the last! 

By now, y'all know you're in for a treat when Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson join forces, right? Right! So, check out the official video for "Pancho and Lefty" and we're sure y'all will love it!  

LYRICS BELOW 

Livin' on the road, my friend
Was gonna keep you free and clean
But now you wear your skin like iron
And your breath as hard as kerosene

You weren't your mama's only boy
But her favorite one, it seems
She began to cry when you said goodbye
And sank into your dreams

Pancho was a bandit, boys
His horse as fast as polished steel
He wore his gun outside his pants
For all the honest world to feel

Pancho met his match, you know
On the deserts down in Mexico
No body heard his dyin' words
Ah, but that's the way it goes

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
They only let him slip away
Out of kindness, I suppose

Lefty he can't sing the blues
All night long like he used to
The dust that Pancho bit down south
Ended up in Lefty's mouth

The day they laid poor Pancho low
Lefty split for Ohio
Where he got the bread to go
There ain't nobody 'knows

All the federales say
They could have had him any day
We only let him slip away
Out of kindness, I suppose

The poets tell how Pancho fell
And Lefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
And so the story ends, we're told

Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
But save a few for Lefty, too
He only did what he had to do
And now he's growin' old

All the federales say
"We could have had him any day"
They only let him go so long
Out of kindness, I suppose

A few old gray federales say
"We could have had him any day
We only let him go so long"
Out of kindness, I suppose

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