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Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty.
« on: May 15, 2018, 04:35:59 pm »
just in case you were wondering where it came from ...

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/the-great-late-townes-van-zandt/
The Great, Late Townes Van Zandt

He was a reckless drunk and a hopeless idealist, but he was also the best Texas songwriter of our time. Just ask Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, and countless others who knew him well.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zprRZ2wFQD4
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty. Heartworn Highways


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Townes_Van_Zandt
John Townes Van Zandt[1] (March 7, 1944 – January 1, 1997), better known as Townes Van Zandt, was an American singer-songwriter.[2][3] He is widely held in high regard for his poetic, often heroically sad songs. In 1983, six years after Emmylou Harris had first popularized it, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard covered his song "Pancho and Lefty", reaching number one on the Billboard country music chart.[2][4] Much of his life was spent touring various dive bars,[5] often living in cheap motel rooms and backwoods cabins. For much of the 1970s, he lived in a simple shack without electricity or a phone.
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At Christmas in 1956, Townes's father gave him a guitar, which he practiced while wandering the countryside.[13] He would later tell an interviewer that "watching Elvis Presley's October 28, 1956, performance on The Ed Sullivan Show was the starting point for me becoming a guitar player

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Early life
Born in Fort Worth into a wealthy family, Van Zandt was a third-great-grandson of Isaac Van Zandt (a prominent leader of the Republic of Texas) and a second great-nephew of Khleber Miller Van Zandt (a major in the Confederate army and one of the founders of Fort Worth).[7] Van Zandt County in east Texas was named after his family in 1848.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VgdtTRZhag
Dead Flowers - Townes Van Zandt
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty.
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 04:56:18 pm »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaP8NGML_QE
Townes Van Zandt - If I Needed You


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V7_oQU2vuUQ
Nanci Griffith & Townes Van Zandt - "Tecumseh Valley," 1993
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty.
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 09:40:51 am »

... I have 2-3 of his LPs ... indeed, a great song-writer.
This song 'Waiting 'Round To Die' says a lot about
that self-destructive bent:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4zfEkKs2ZM
St. Augustine: “The truth is like a lion; you don't have to defend it.
Let it loose; it will defend itself."

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Re: Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty.
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2018, 10:17:10 am »
Nice early live cover by EmmyLou:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGiSnteYr4o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MtvnZ2LvsM
Emmylou Harris - Pancho and Lefty - top pop - full export
Artist: Emmylou Harris Title: Pancho and Lefty Broadcast date: 20-6-1977 TV program: TopPop Video rights: AVRO
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty.
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2018, 10:46:03 am »
Music Video ... Townes Van Zandt is in it too !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AbZ3VdYb90o
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard - Pancho & Lefty
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Published on Apr 4, 2016
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2018, 10:54:46 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sKlmDL2gFpo
Rosanne Cash sings "Pancho and Lefty"" live in Washington D C November 19, 2015 in 1080p HD HiQ.
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It's beautiful when an artist takes a song from the the genius TOWNES VAN ZANDT, respects the song and does it justice.
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Re: Townes Van Zandt - Pancho and Lefty.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 11:11:35 am »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3bFAuuUeXU
Townes Van Zandt explains Pancho and Lefty
Published on Nov 5, 2007
Townes Van Zandt explains the origin of the characters in the song Pancho and Lefty
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5