Pancho And Lefty Song Lyrics and Chords By ( Townes Van Zandt )

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

Singer Townes Van Zandt
Released 1972
Album Be Here to Love Me
Tuning Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb

Pancho And Lefty Song Lyrics

Living on the road my friend

Is gonna keep you free and clean

Now you wear your skin like iron

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 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…

*******

An all the federales say

They could have had him any day

They only let him hang around

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…

******

An all the federales say

They could have had him any day

They 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

So the story ends, we’re told

Pancho needs your prayers, it’s true

Save a few for Lefty too

He just did what he had to do

And now he’s growing old…

******

A few great federales say

They could have had him any day

They only let him go so long

Out of kindness, I suppose

A few great federales say

They could have had him any day

They only let him go so long

Out of kindness, I suppose…

Pancho And Lefty Song Chords

Living on the road my friend

Is gonna keep you free and clean

Now you wear your skin like iron

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 good – bye

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

Pancho met his match you know on the

borders down in Mexico

Nobody heard his dying words

but that’s the way it goes

All the Federales say

they could have had him any day

They only let him slip a – way

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

They only let him slip a – way

out of kindness I suppose

Poets tell how Pancho fell and

Lefty’s living 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 growing old

All the Federales say

they could have had him any day

We only let him slip a – way

out of kindness I suppose

A few gray Federales say

could have had him any day

We only only let him go so long

out of of kindness I suppose


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