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They All Went to Mexico

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B-side  "Mudbone"
Format  7" vinyl, 12" vinyl
Label  CBS
Released  1983 (1983)
Length  4:59
Writer(s)  Greg Brown

"They All Went to Mexico" is a song written by Greg Brown, and recorded by Carlos Santana with Willie Nelson on vocals for Santana's 1983 album Havana Moon.

The 'going to Mexico' of the song title is a metaphor. Despite its upbeat, happy tune, the song is, at its heart, about death. The singer reflects on his long life, and how his dog, wife and friends have predeceased him. Ultimately he looks forward philosophically to his own demise.


  • Willie Nelson – vocals
  • Carlos Santana – guitar, backing vocals, producer
  • Booker T. Jones – keyboards, producer
  • Barry Beckett – keyboards, producer
  • Mic Gillette – trumpet
  • Flaco Jiménez – accordion
  • David Hood – bass
  • Graham Lear – drums
  • Armando Peraza – percussion
  • Raúl Rékow – percussion, backing vocals
  • Orestes Vilató – percussion, backing vocals
  • Jerry Wexler – producer
  • References

    They All Went to Mexico Wikipedia

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