Category Archives: Eugene Chadbourne

Murder Ballad of the Week, 5/25/15: The Red-Headed Stranger

This week’s murder ballad is the Red-Headed Stranger by Eugene Chadbourne and Shockabilly. Yes, I know it’s originally a Willie Nelson song, and maybe I’ll post Willie’s version later in the year. Shockabilly’s version is the first I was exposed to, due to my unusual musical adolescence. And admit it, it’s fucking great.

Nice attempt at side-stepping the law there.  “You can’t hang a man for shooting a woman who’s trying to steal his horse.”

Shockabilly – The Red Headed Stranger