Harv Flener makes no bones about it. "I love Willie Nelson like a brother and if it came down to it, I'd step between Willie and some angry woman again, if I have to."
It's only been five years since the last time a woman who claims Willie made her promises, borrowed some money or pissed in her sink came by looking for the redheaded stranger and this one was carrying a gun.
"She walked up twards Willie and I heared Bob Dylan yell something that nobody could understand but I saw the woman and she was aiming that pistol at Willie. Unlike that guy who 'asked for three steps towards the door', Willie saw her and grinned, "Why if it isn't little Peggy Whatshername."
"That was when she closed one eye and pointed towards Willie and that's when I jumped in front of him, taking it in my left shoulder. Then there waz people everwhere and Dylan and Willie heading twards the backstage but some security people arrived and got the gun away from that crazy Ms. Whatshername. Then they loaded me in an ambulance and we passed Willie and Dylan on the road and they waz like doing 90!"
"And that's what happened. Willie come back later and Dylan joined us in Cleveland at that Class AAA baseball field like they liked to play. Willie would even put that ducktape stuff over my wounded shoulder so I could play guitar without hurtin myself too bad and Dylan let me blow his harmonica."
"We're still on the road again. Still doin' the Class AA & Class AAA Minor League ballparks and all kinds of other singers show up. If you get a chance, come out and see us."
"But if you're lookin for shootin Willie, I'll be right there, lady!"