The Troublemaker Lyrics - Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson The Troublemaker cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Bruce G Belland, David Troy Somerville
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 1:55
producer: Arif Mardin
arranger: Willie Nelson
piano: Bobbie Nelson
guitar: Larry Gatlin and James Clayton Day
organ: Jeff Gutcheon
bass: Bee Spears
lead vocals: Willie Nelson
fiddle: Doug Sahm
drums (drum set): Paul English
I could tell the moment that I saw him
He was nothing but the trouble making kind
His hair was much too long and his motley group of friends
Had nothing but rebellion on their minds
He's rejected the establishment completely
And I know for sure He's never held a job
He just goes from town to town
Stirring up the young folks
'Til they're nothing but a disrespectful mob
And I know for sure He's never joined the army
And served His country like we all have done
He'd rather wear His sandals and His flowers
While others wage the war that must be won.
They arrested Him last week and found Him guilty
And sentenced Him to die but that's no great loss
Friday they will take Him to a place called Calvary
And hang that troublemaker to a cross

Vinyl 1
  • 1 Uncloudy Day
  • 2 When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
  • 3 Whispering Hope
  • 4 There Is a Fountain
  • 5 Will the Circle Be Unbroken
  • 6 The Troublemaker
  • 7 In the Garden
  • 8 Where the Soul Never Dies
  • 9 Sweet Bye and Bye
  • 10 Shall We Gather
  • 11 Precious Memories