Who Sang Shotgun and a Pistol? Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Seashores of Old Mexico cover art
Release information
length: 3:06
That mornin' a lady locked arms with a shotgun
And the pistol rode west with the sun
Now the outlaws of Tombstone and the outlaws forever
Know that death is the way of the gun

They fought side by side, undefeated each time
Speed of their guns were the same
From dark city Kansas to wild Arizon
All outlaws alike knew their name

A shotgun, a pistol, known the world over as
The two biggest guns in the west
But the whole town of Tombstone knew the friendship was shakin'
And they wondered which one was the best

Only a shootout could settle the question
That lay heavy on everyone's mind
Whiskey and loose talk and their love for a woman
Made the shoot out a matter of time

That mornin' a lady locked arms with a shotgun
And the pistol rode west with the sun
Now the outlaws of Tombstone and the outlaws forever
Know that death is the way of the gun

The day of the doom had been set by the town
That lived up to it's blood-thirsty name
Some said the pistol, some said the shotgun
Some said the town was to blame

But some outlaws named Clanton and the O.K Corral
Changed history and canceled the game
When the shootout was over and the outlaws lay dyin'
Old Tombstone the silent was shamed

That mornin' a lady locked arms with a shotgun
And a pistol rode west with the sun
Now the outlaws of Tombstone and the outlaws forever
Know death is the way of the gun

Tracklist
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