Pancho And Lefty Lyrics With Guitar Chords

Pancho And Lefty is one of the most popular songs of the time. Pancho And Lefty lyrics written by Kristoffer Kristofferson. This song has sung by Townes Van Zandt

SingerTownes Van Zandt
AlbumPancho & Lefty
Released1983
TuningDifficulty: absolute beginner

Pancho And Lefty Lyrics

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

…………*…………

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 boy
His horse was 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
Nobody heard his dying 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 living in cheap hotels
The desert’s quiet, 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 growing old

…………*…………

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

…………*…………

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



Livin’ on the road, my friend

Was gonna keep you free and clean

And now you wear your skin like iron

And your breath’s as hard as kerosene

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 was fast as polished steel

He wore his gun outside his pants

For all the honest world to feel

Well, Pancho met his match, you know

On the deserts down in Mexico

Nobody 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

They could have had him any day

They only let him go so long

Out of kindness, I suppose

few gray federales say

They could have had him any day

They only let him go so long

Out of kindness, I suppose

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