Outlaw Man

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"Outlaw Man"
Outlaw Man.jpg
Single by Eagles
from the album Desperado
B-side"Certain Kind of Fool"
ReleasedAugust 6, 1973
GenreHard rock
Songwriter(s)David Blue
Producer(s)Glyn Johns
Eagles singles chronology
"Tequila Sunrise"
"Outlaw Man"
"Already Gone"

"Outlaw Man" is a song written by David Blue and recorded by the American rock band Eagles. The song was chosen by the Eagles for their second album Desperado as the song fits the theme of a Western outlaw gang of the album.[1] It is the second single released from Desperado after Tequila Sunrise, and the eighth track on the album.[2] Glenn Frey provides the lead vocals on this song, with the other members singing harmony on the chorus "Woman don't try to love me don't try to understand. The Life upon the road is a life of an Outlaw man."

The song was also recorded by David Blue and released on his 1973 album Nice Baby and the Angel.[3]



Chart (1973) Peak
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 59


  1. ^ Graeme Thomson (May 21, 2014). "The Eagles on Desperado: "We were quite taken with the idea of being outlaws..."". Uncut.
  2. ^ "Outlaw Man". Connolly & Company LLC. Retrieved 9 March 2010.
  3. ^ William Ruhlmann. "David Blue - Nice Baby and the Angel". AllMusic.
  4. ^ "Eagles Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard.

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