Mudcat Café message #409427 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #31479   Message #409427
Posted By: GUEST,Fretless
02-Mar-01 - 08:38 AM
Thread Name: Weed songs
Subject: Lyr Add: PANAMA RED (Peter Rowan)
Panama Red

Lyrics: Peter Rowan
Music: Peter Rowan

Jerry played this in 1973 with Peter Rowan in Old And In The Way.

Panama Red, Panama Red
He'll steal your woman, then he'll rob your head
Panama Red, Panama Red
On his white horse, Mescalito
He come breezin' through town
I'll bet your woman's up in bed with
Panama Red

The judge don't know when Red's in town
He keeps well hidden underground
But everybody's acting lazy
Falling out and hangin' 'round

My woman said, "Hey Pedro
you're actin' crazy like a clown"
Nobody feels like working
Panama Red is back in town

[chorus]

Everybody's looking out for him
'Cause they know Red's satisfies
Little girls love to listen to him
Sing and tell sweet lies

But when things get too confusing, honey
You're better off in bed
And I'll be searching all the joints in town for
Panama Red

[chorus]

Recordings

1 Oct 1973 Breakdown (Old And In The Way)
8 Oct 1973 Old And In The Way

Peter Rowan recorded this in 1978 on "Peter Rowan." The New Riders recorded it on "The Adventures Of Panama Red" and a number of other albums (including a backward version on "Before Time Began"!).

HTML line breaks added. -JoeClone, 10-Apr-01.