I wasn’t going to deign to acknowledge the most recent mean-spirited rumor about Willie that was spread on the internet, but then Chris Nelson, a friend and Willie Nelson fan from Michigan, sent me this poem he wrote. Thanks, Chris, about says it all.
Thank you, Lord (for makin’ it just a hoax)
I’d be lyin’
If I said
I wasn’t cryin’.
And when I heard the news
My entire soul felt the blues
And I could feel
The blues they were playin’
And what the blues were sayin’.
And even after I read it was all a hoax
I thought, ‘Them mother fuckers
And their fucked up jokes’.
I filled one up
And had a beer
And a couple of (big, long) tokes
And a couple of (big, long) tokes.
Thank you, Lord,
for makin’ it just a hoax.
— C. N. Nelson