Posting these Willie shows is making me realize that I need to go see him play soon. Its been a while, and I’m feeling the weight. I couldn’t go last time he was in Illinois, good thing he is on a never ending tour and will be back here soon. Check online the Willie Nelson Tour Schedule chances are good he will be near you soon too.
Johnny Gimble plays on this show too, adding a great Texas Swing flavor through out. A sax player solos too which I liked quiet a bit.
This is the first time ever they do “Pancho and Lefty” together live. I think its fitting that Merle forgets a few lyrics, seen that he didn’t even remember recording the song when they did it years ago.
The sound quality of this is outstanding. Willies guitar rings like a bell on this solo version of “Funny How Time Slips Away”.
If you are looking for some mood music tonight, try “Be My Valentine”.
Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
La Zona Rosa – Austin, TX – December 3rd, 1997
1. Willie says ‘hello’
2. Funny How Time Slips Away
3. I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink
4. Big City
5. The Silver Eagle
6. Love is King
8. Fiddle Jam
9. Be My Valentine
10. Old Fashioned Love in My Heart
11. Natural High
14. I’m Not Trying To Forget You Anymore
15. Look What Thoughts Will Do
16. I Want To Be With You Always
17. If You Got the Money Honey I Got the Time
18. Pancho & Lefty
19. Reasons To Quit
20. Cotton College Song
1. On the Road Again
2. Why Do I Have To Choose?
3. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone
4. Whiskey River
5. Silver Wings
7. Angel Flying Too Close To The Ground
8. I’ve Got No Reason To Quit
9. I Gotta Get Drunk
10. I’m the Man With the Blues
11. I’ve Got the Money If You’ve Got the Time