Who Sang Seven Spanish Angels? Willie Nelson with Ray Charles

Ray Charles Half Nelson cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 3:52
producer: Billy Sherrill
trumpet: Bill McElhiney and Jose McElhiney
conductor: Bill McElhiney
strings: The “A” Strings
lead vocals: Ray Charles and Willie Nelson
keyboard: Hargus “Pig” Robbins
bass: Robert Wray II
background vocals: Louis Nunley, Lisa Silver, Diane Tidwell and Hurshel Wiginton
acoustic guitar: Dale Sellers
gut guitar: Pete Bordonali and Billy Sanford
harmonica: Terry McMillan
steel guitar: Pete Drake
drums (drum set): Kenny Malone
writer: Eddie Setser, Troy Seals
He looked down into her brown eyes,
Said, " Say a prayer for me."
She threw her arms around him,
Whispered, "God will keep us free."
And they could hear the riders comin',
He said, "This is my last fight.
If they take me back to Texas,
They won't take me back alive."

[Chorus]
And there were seven Spanish Angels,
At the alter of the Sun.
They were prayin' for the lovers,
In the valley of the gun.
And when the battle stopped,
And the smoke cleared.
There was thunder from the throne.
And seven Spanish angels,
Took another angel home.

She reached down and picked the gun up,
That lay smokin' in his hand.
Said, "Father please forgive me,
I can't make it without my man."
And she knew the gun was empty,
And she knew she couldn't win.
But her final prayer was answered,
When the rifles fired again.

[Chorus]

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Pancho and Lefty
  • 2 Slow Movin’ Outlaw
  • 3 Are There Any More Real Cowboys
  • 4 I Told a Lie to My Heart
  • 5 Texas on a Saturday Night
  • 6 Seven Spanish Angels
  • 7 To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before
  • 8 They All Went to Mexico
  • 9 Honky Tonk Women
  • 10 Half a Man