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Willie Nelson - Pancho And Lefty chords

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Song written by Townes Van Zandt
sung by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard

(Verse 1)
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Livin' on the road, my friend
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Was gonna keep us free and clean
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But now you wear your skin like iron
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And your breath's as hard as kerosene
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You weren't your mama's only boy
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But her favorite one, it seems
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She began to cry when you said good bye
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And sank into your dreams
(Verse 2)
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Pancho was a bandit, boys
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Rode a horse fast as polished steel
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Wore his guns outside his pants
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For all the honest world to feel
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Pancho met his match, you know
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On the deserts down in Mexico
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No one heard his dyin' words
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But that's the way it goes
(Chorus)
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And all the federales say
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They could have had him any day
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They only let him slip away
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Out of kindness, I suppose
(Verse 3)
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Now Lefty he can't sing the blues
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All night long like he used to
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The dust that Pancho bit down South
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It ended up in Lefty's mouth
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The day they laid old Pancho low
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Lefty split for Ohio
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Where he got the bread to go
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Well there ain't nobody 'knows
(Chorus)
(Verse 4)
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Now poets sing how Pancho fell
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Lefty's livin' in a cheap hotel
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The desert's quiet and Cleveland's cold
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And so the story ends, we're told
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Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
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But save a few for Lefty, too
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He only did what he had to do
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And now he's growin' old
(Chorus)
(Final Chorus)
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Yes a few old gray federales still say
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They could have had him any day
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They only let him go so wrong
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Out of kindness, I suppose
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