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Nelson's July 4th set available

Thursday, July 8, 2010 – Willie Nelson is selling a download of his set of his annual Fourth of July picnic bash. The 30-song download is available at Nelson's web site.

This year's event at the Bee Cave in the Austin area attracted 20 bands playing more than 12 hours of music. Among the acts were Asleep at the Wheel, David Allan Coe, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Los Lonely Boys.

Songs on Nelson's release are:
1. Whiskey River
2. On The Road Again
3. Willie & Tim O'Connor Chat
4. Whiskey For My Men, Beer For My Horses
5. Good Hearted Women
6. Mama Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys
7. Funny How Time Slips Away
8. Crazy
9. Nightlife - Blues
10. Down Yonder
11. Me & Paul
12. If You've Got The Money I've Got The Time
13. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
14. Rainy Day Blues
15. Georgia
16. Far Away Places
17. Georgia On A Fast Train
18. Shoeshine Man
19. Bloody Mary Morning
20. Pick Up The Tempo
21. Superman
22. Yesterday's Wine
23. City Of New Orleans
24. Will The Circle Be Unbroken / I'll Fly Away
25. To All The Girls I've Loved Before
26. I Gotta Get Drunk
27. We Don't Run
28. Pistol Packin' Mama
29. Nobody's Fault But Mine
30. I Saw The Light

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