Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson Seashores of Old Mexico Lyrics

Seashores of Old Mexico Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Seashores of Old Mexico
  • 2 Without You on My Side
  • 3 When Times Were Good
  • 4 Jimmy the Broom
  • 5 Yesterday
  • 6 If I Could Only Fly
  • 7 Shotgun and a Pistol
  • 8 Love Makes a Fool of Us All
  • 9 Why Do I Have to Choose
  • 10 Silver Wings
  • We left out of Tucson with no destination in mind
    We were runnin' from trouble and the jail-term the Judge had in mind
    And the border meant freedom, a new life and romance
    And that's why we thought we should go
    And start our lives over on the seashores of old Mexico

    Our first night in Juarez, we lost all the money we had
    One bad senorita made use of two innocent lad
    But we must keep on runnin' it's too late to turn back
    And we wanted in Tucson, we know
    An' things'll blow over on the seashores of old Mexico

    Two Mexican farmers en route to a town, I can't say
    Let us ride on the back of a flatbed half-loaded with hay
    Down through Durango, Colima, Almiera
    Then in the Manzanillos
    Where we slept in the sunshine on the seashores of old Mexico

    After one long siesta, we came wide awake in the night
    We were startled by someone who shadowed the pale moonlight
    Our new-found companion, one young Senorita
    Who offered a broken hello
    To the gringo she found on the seashores of old Mexico

    She spoke of Sonora and swore that she'd never return
    For her Mexican husband, she really had no great concern
    'Cause she loved the gringo, my red hair and lingo
    Well that's all I needed to know
    We found what we needed on the seashores of old Mexico

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