Guitar lesson for "Pancho & Lefty" by Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard (w/ intro riff)

My notes and tabs for this lesson can be found here: http://playsongnotes.com/songs/willie-nelson-and-merle-haggard-pancho-and-lefty/

In this lesson, I show you how to play the song “Pancho and Lefty” as performed by Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard. This song was originally written by Townes Van Zandt and released in 1972. Van Zandt’s version is a bit different: he plays in a different key, uses a distinct fingerpicking style instead of strumming, and doesn’t play the recognizable intro heard in the Willie & Merle version. Here, I’ll show you how to the chords needed, explain the strumming pattern, break down the chord progressions for the verse & chorus, and walk you through the intro riff – with tabs included.

1:25 Chords Needed
1:43 Strumming Pattern
2:27 Verse
3:00 Chorus
5:09 Intro Riff

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  1. Home Run! Thanks!

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