T for Texas (Blue Yodel #1)

Lyrics: Jimmie Rodgers
Music: Jimmie Rodgers

This is from a New Riders of the Purple Sage concert on 17 April 1992, with Frank Wakefield sitting in as a guest.

Chorus
Well T for Texas, T for Tennessee, Lord, Lord
T for Texas, T for Tennessee
And T for Thelma, has made a wreck of me

Gonna buy me a shotgun long as I am tall, Lord, Lord
Gonna buy me a shotgun long as I am tall
Gonna shoot poor Thelma, see her dance and fall

[chorus]

Gonna buy me a pistol with a great long shiny barrel, Lord, Lord
Gonna buy me a pistol with a great long shiny barrel
Gonna shoot that rounder who stole away my girl

[chorus]

Rather drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log, Lord, Lord
Rather drink muddy water and sleep in a hollow log
Than to be in Atlanta and treated like an [old sleep bag]

[chorus]

Well the road is rocky but it won't be rocky long, Lord, Lord
Well the road is rocky but it won't be rocky long
For another woman has got my man and gone

[chorus]
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     31 Dec 1977 Winterland, San Francisco

 


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