Willie Nelson Folklore


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Willie Nelson folklore is different from most tall tales involving country music outlaws, because all the stories are supported by the singer’s own commentary.

Take the time he allegedly ran back into a burning house to save his marijuana. That’s crazy, right?

“By the time I got there, it was burning real good,” Nelson told People in 1980, confirming the story. “But I had this pound of Colombian grass inside. I wasn’t being brave running in there to get my dope — I was trying to keep the firemen from finding it and turning me over to the police.”

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