Pancho and Lefty

"Pancho and Lefty" is a song written by country music artist Townes Van Zandt. Often considered his "most enduring and well-known song," Van Zandt first recorded it for his 1972 album The Late Great Townes Van Zandt.

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Pancho and Lefty (WORD)
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We'll play this similar to the Emmy Lou version below.  This is a fantastic song with easy chords.  You can play in the same key as the Emmy Lou video in GCEA tuning! Try throwing in some SUS4 chords in the [C] and [G]s for interest. The lyrics are a mixture of Van Zandt and Emmy Lou versions particularly in the choruses.

A music video for the song "Pancho and Lefty", was released in 1983, depicting Willie Nelson as Pancho, and Merle Haggard as Lefty. Townes Van Zandt also appears in a supporting role. Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as the 17th greatest Western song of all time.A video for this song:

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