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Willie Nelson, “Red Headed Stranger”

Thursday, July 29th, 2021

Song Name: Time of the PreacherArtist Name: Willie NelsonAlbum: Red Headed StrangerSongwriter(s): W NelsonRelease Date: January 1, 1975Label: Legacy Recordings

Time of the Preacher
Lyrics and music by Willie Nelson

It was the time of the preacher when the story began
Of the choice of a lady and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly, he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone, she’d left behind

An’ he cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over and the lesson’s begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and tried and tried
And the halls of his memories
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the lesson is over and the killin’s begun

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01

“Willie, the Wandering Gypsy, and me,” — Billy Joe Shaver

Friday, June 18th, 2021

Three fingers whiskey pleasures the drinkers
And moving does more than the same thing for me
Willy he tells me that doers and thinkers
Say, Movin’ is a closest thing to being free

He rosins his riggins laid back his wages
He’s dead certain ridin’ the big rodeo
My woman’s tight with an overdue baby
And Willy keeps yelling, Hey Gypsy let’s go

Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
Well, I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freeze us over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Well ladies we surely will take of your favors
And we’ll surely warn you there never will be
A single soul living that could put brand or handle
On Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

We’ll dance on the mountains, shout in the canyons
Swarm it ain’t loose herd like a wild buffalo
Jammin’ our heads full of figures
And angles and tellin’ us stuff that we already know

Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
Well, I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freezes over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

Yeah, Willy you’re wild as a Texas Blue Norther
Ready rolled from the same makins as me
And I reckon we’re gonna ramble till Hell freeze us over
Willy the wandering Gypsy and me

“What Happened to Peace on Earth?” — Willie Nelson

Thursday, June 3rd, 2021

Willie Nelson, “Red Headed Stranger”

Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

Song Name: Time of the PreacherArtist Name: Willie NelsonAlbum: Red Headed StrangerSongwriter(s): W NelsonRelease Date: January 1, 1975Label: Legacy Recordings

Time of the Preacher
Lyrics and music by Willie Nelson

It was the time of the preacher when the story began
Of the choice of a lady and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly, he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone, she’d left behind

An’ he cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over and the lesson’s begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and tried and tried
And the halls of his memories
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the lesson is over and the killin’s begun

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01

Wednesday, March 31st, 2021

Willie Nelson, “Yesterday’s Wine”

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021
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Miracles appear in the strangest of places
Fancy meeting you here
The last time I saw you was just out of Houston
Sit down, and I’ll buy you a beer
Your presence is welcome with me and my friend here
This is a hangout of mine.
We come here quite often and listen to music
Partaking of yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

You give the appearence of one widely travelled
I’ll bet you’ve seen things in your time
Sit down beside me and tell me your story
If you think you’ll like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, yesterday’s wine

Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

“Valentine”, Willie Nelson

Sunday, February 14th, 2021

Valentine won’t you be my Valentine
And introduce your heart to mine, and be my Valentine
Summertime, we could run and play like summertime
With storybooks and nursury rhymes so be my Valentine
Candy heart if anyone could you could have a candy heart
You’re the sweetest of all sweethearts won’t you give your heart to me
Can’t you see
I love you valentine won’t you be my Valentine
And won’t you share your space with mine and be my Valentine
[ guitar ]
Candy heart if anyone could if anyone could you could have a candy heart
You’re the sweetest of all sweethearts won’t you give your heart to me
Can’t you see
I love you valentine won’t you be my Valentine
And won’t you share your space with mine and be my Valentine

Willie Nelson, “Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth”

Thursday, October 22nd, 2020

Willie wrote this song on Christmas, 2003, and performed it for the first time at the Dennis Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

There’s so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us
They’re gonna’ kill us
So we gotta’ kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier’s life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it’s just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let’s just kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out
Is this what God wants us to do

(Repeat Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there’s a time, and if you’re ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don’t confuse caring for weakness
You can’t put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Willie Nelson, “Whatever Happened to Peace on Earth?”

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Willie wrote this song on Christmas, 2003, and performed it for the first time at the Dennis Kucinich for President fundraising concert in Austin, Texas, on Jan. 3, 2004.

There’s so many things going on in the world
Babies dying
Mothers crying
How much oil is one human life worth
And what ever happened to peace on earth

We believe everything that they tell us
They’re gonna’ kill us
So we gotta’ kill them first
But I remember a commandment
Thou shall not kill
How much is that soldier’s life worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

So I guess it’s just
Do unto others before they do it to you
Let’s just kill em’ all and let God sort em’ out
Is this what God wants us to do

(Repeat Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Now you probably won’t hear this on your radio
Probably not on your local TV
But if there’s a time, and if you’re ever so inclined
You can always hear it from me
How much is one picker’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

But don’t confuse caring for weakness
You can’t put that label on me
The truth is my weapon of mass protection
And I believe truth sets you free

(Bridge)
And the bewildered herd is still believing
Everything we’ve been told from our birth
Hell they won’t lie to me
Not on my own damn TV
But how much is a liar’s word worth
And whatever happened to peace on earth

Willie Nelson Lyric Shirt Poster

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

Willie Nelson, “Living in the Promiseland”

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

Give us your tired and weak and we will make them strong
Bring us your foreign songs and we will sing along
Leave us your broken dreams we’ll give them to mend
There’s still a lot of love living in the promiseland
Living in the promiseland
Our dreams are made of steel
The prayer of every man is to know how freedom feels
There is a winding road across the shifting sand
And room for everyone living in the promiseland

So they came from a distant isle
Nameless woman, faitheless child like a bad dream
Until there was no room at all
No place to run and no place to fall
Give us our daily bread
We have no shoes to wear
No place to call our home
Only this cross to bear
We are the multitudes
Lend us a helping hand
Is there no love anymore
Living in the promiseland

Living in the promiseland
Our dreams are made of steel
The prayer of every man is to know how freedom feels
There is a winding road across the shifting sand
And room for everyone living in the promiseland

Willie Nelson, “Yesterday’s Wine”

Friday, November 24th, 2017

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Miracles appear in the strangest of places
Fancy meeting you here
The last time I saw you was just out of Houston
Sit down, and I’ll buy you a beer

Your presence is welcome with me and my friend here
This is a hangout of mine.
We come here quite often and listen to music
Partaking of yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

You give the appearence of one widely travelled
I’ll bet you’ve seen things in your time
Sit down beside me and tell me your story
If you think you’ll like yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

‘Missing ole’ Johnny Cash’ — Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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Willie Nelson, ‘Red Headed Stranger’

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Song Name: Time of the Preacher
Artist Name: Willie Nelson
Album: Red Headed Stranger
Songwriter(s): W Nelson
Release Date: January 1, 1975
Label: Legacy Recordings

Time of the Preacher
Lyrics and music by Willie Nelson

It was the time of the preacher when the story began
Of the choice of a lady and the love of a man
How he loved her so dearly, he went out of his mind
When she left him for someone, she’d left behind

An’ he cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the preachin’ is over and the lesson’s begun

But he could not forgive her
Though he tried and tried and tried
And the halls of his memories
Still echo her lies

He cried like a baby
He screamed like a panther in the middle of the night
An’ he saddled his pony
An he went for a ride

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01
Now the lesson is over and the killin’s begun

It was the time of the preacher in the year of 01

Yesterday’s Wine

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

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Miracles appear in the strangest of places
Fancy meeting you here
The last time I saw you was just out of Houston
Sit down, and I’ll buy you a beer

Your presence is welcome with me and my friend here
This is a hangout of mine.
We come here quite often and listen to music
Partaking of yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine

You give the appearence of one widely travelled
I’ll bet you’ve seen things in your time
Sit down beside me and tell me your story
If you think you’ll like yesterday’s wine

Yesterday’s wine, yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine
Yesterday’s wine, I’m yesterday’s wine
Aging with time, like yesterday’s wine