If You're Gonna Play In Texas    (1984)

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So resin up that bow for "Faded Love", and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

I remember down in Houston, we were puttin' on a show,
When a cowboy in the back stood up and yelled, "Cotton-Eyed Joe!"
He said, "We love what you're doin', but boys don't get us wrong
"There's just somethin' missin' in your song."

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So resin up that bow for "Faded Love", and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

So we dusted off our boots and put our cowboy hats on straight
Them Texans raised the roof when Jeff opened up his case
"You say y'all wanna two-step
You say you wanna do-si-do
Well, here's a fiddlin' song before we go!"

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So resin up that bow for "Faded Love", and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So resin up that bow for "Faded Love", and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So resin up that bow for "Faded Love", and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

Lyrics by Dan Mitchell and Murray Kellum.
Recorded by Alabama.


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