What was the story with Poncho and Lefty?

I’ve heard different explanations of their relationship, but Brody at www.the9513.com has posted Merle Haggard’s comments about the song in an interview:

In the song “Pancho and Lefty,” what is your interpretation of the lyric “the dirt that Pancho bit down south ended up in Lefty’s mouth”?

You know, I don’t really know what that meant.  A lot of that song I don’t know what it meant. It sounded like the overall message was that Pancho Villa and the federale Lefty were actually friends and the truth about the matter was never known. That’s the basic message I think.

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