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Pancho And Lefty
Cross Country 512
 
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Pancho And Lefty
 
Cross Country 512
 


ID: 3065
   Instrumental  
 

TypeSinging CallCross Country
WEB SITE www.squaredancemusic.com
Label information
Grid list of Cross Country recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating4 (good)
Bpm131
Duration3:45
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Bob Wilcox
Bob Wilcox
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Cue Sheet

OPENER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
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

Allemande and weave
Pancho met his match you know
Swing your girl and promenade you go
Nobody heard his dying word
But that's the way it goes


FIGURE    Plus, corner progression

Heads promenade halfway round
Sides pass the ocean, recycle now
Double pass thru, peel off
Star thru now, cloverleaf
Centers swing thru and now turn thru
Swing this girl and promenade you go
Nobody heard his dying word
But that's the way it goes


MIDDLE BREAK    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
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

Allemande and weave
The day they laid poor Pancho low
Swing your girl and promenade you go
Nobody heard his dying word
But that's the way it goes


CLOSER    Mainstream

Sides face, grand square
The poet's tell how Pancho felt
And Lefty's living in a cheap hotel
The desert's quiet, and Cleveland's cold
And so the story ends we're told

Allemande and weave
Pancho needs your prayers, it's true
Swing your girl and promenade you go
Nobody heard his dying word
But that's the way it goes


TAG

Swing her
Lyrics

Lyrics are provided for informational and educational purposes only. Lyrics are
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Poncho And Lefty
 
 

Living on the road my friend, is gonna keep you free and clean.
Now you wear your skin like iron, and your breath is 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 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.
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, 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.)
They only let him go so long,
Out of kindness, I suppose.

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

Lyrics by Townes VanZandt.
Recorded by Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson.
 
Comments

 
Handle List
1432  Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1431 Head(s) IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1488 1/2 (fraction)
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
737 Pass The Ocean [Basic]
1750 Recycle (generic) [Mainstream]
435 Double Pass Thru [Basic]
746 Peel Off [Plus]
1077 Star Thru [Basic]
251 Cloverleaf [Mainstream]
1442 Center(s) IDENTIFIER
1121 Swing Thru [Basic]
1245 Turn Thru [Mainstream]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1430 Promenade Home [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1432 Side(s) IDENTIFIER
473 Face (dir) [Mainstream]
1470 In DIRECTION
548 Grand Square [Basic]
1429 Allemande Left [Basic]
1276 Weave The Ring [Basic]
1463 Swing (Your Partner|Corner) [Basic]
1699 Partner IDENTIFIER
782 Promenade (fract) [Basic]
1111 Swing [A2]

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