The original version of Pancho and Lefty was released in 1972 by Townes Van Zandt, the year before I was born. I grew up in love with the Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard version of the song. I have it on ancient vinyl in two different iterations, one from the 70s and another from the 80s.

Nevertheless, it has become a song about nobody but Omar from The Wire.


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