Birthday wishes for Willie Nelson have poured in all day on Thursday, but few as personal as Nathaniel Rateliff‘s. In honor of the Red Headed Stranger’s 88th birthday, the fellow singer-songwriter has released “It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way”, a duet recorded with Willie.

Shotgun Willie originally released “It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way” in 1974 as a duet with fellow Outlaw Country pioneer Waylon Jennings. The new recording is featured on the latest installment of Rateliff’s Marigold Singles series with the B-side of the 7″ vinyl exclusive hosting the previously-released single “Willie’s Birthday Song“. All proceeds from this latest Marigold Singles will benefit Nelson’s Farm Aid as well as StrongHearts Native Helpline, which provides resources in Native American communities for victims of domestic abuse.

“I really appreciated Nathaniel doing this song out of my catalog and it was a pleasure to sing with him,” Nelson said in a press release. “Nathaniel and his band have been great friends and supporters of Farm Aid ever since we got to know each other six years ago.”

On “Willie’s Birthday Song” Rateliff is joined by a cast of Nelson devotees including Bobbie Nelson, Mickey Raphael, Lukas and Micah Nelson, Nikki Lane, members of The Night Sweats, and more. The joyful tribute to the living legend culminates in a choir of voices joining in on the repeated refrain, “So pass me that joint, it’s Willie’s birthday / wipe away all of your tears / Now the world’s gone crazy/ but we still got Willie / and all the good things / he’s done for us here.”

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“Whether it has been watching Willie lead Farm Aid’s efforts to help the real farmers of America, fight for the sensible legalization of cannabis or take my money on the poker table, getting to know him has been a blessing,” Rateliff said of Nelson. “‘It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way’ is a powerful song and it meant a lot to get to sing it with Willie. Having Mickey [Raphael] play so beautifully on it was icing on the cake.”

Click here to order the 7″ single of “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” and “Willie’s Birthday Song” in the latest edition of The Marigold Singles. “It’s Not Supposed To Be This Way” will arrive on digital platforms in May.

Nathaniel Rateliff – “Willie’s Birthday Song”