Lyrics to Midi Songs on Lone Star Junction

(Part 2)

Luckenbach, Texas
(Back to the Basics of Love)

The only two things in life that make it worth livin'
is guitars that tune good and firm feelin' women.
I don't need my name in the marquee lights;
I got my song and I got you with me tonight.
Maybe it's time we got back to the basics of love.

Let's go to Luckenbach, Texas,
with Waylon and Willie and the boys.
This successful life we're livin'
got us feudin' like the Hatfields and McCoys.
Between Hank William's pain songs and
Newberry's train songs and
"Blue Eyes Cryin' in the Rain,"
Out in Luckenbach, Texas,
ain't nobody feelin' no pain.

So, baby, let's sell your diamond ring,
buy some boots and faded jeans and go away.
This coat and tie is chokin' me;
In your high so-ci-e-ty you cry all day.
We've been so busy keepin' up with the Jones'
four car garage, and we're still buildin' on,
maybe it's time, we got back to the basics of love.

Mamma's Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys

Mamma's don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
Don't let 'em pick guitars and drive them old trucks.
Make 'em be doctors and lawyers and such.
Mamma's don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys.
'Cause they'll never stay home, and they're always alone,
Even with someone they love.

A cowboy ain't easy to love and he's harder to hold.
And it means more to him to give you a song than silver or gold.
Budweiser buckles and soft faded Levis
and each night begins a new day.
If you can't understand him and he don't die young,
He'll probably just ride away.

A cowboy loves smoky ole pool rooms and clear mountain mornings.
Little warm puppies and children and girls of the night.
Them that don't know him won't like him
and them that do sometimes won't know how to take him.
He's not wrong, he's just dif-f'rent and his pride won't let him
do things to make you think he's right.

Red River Valley

From this valley they say you are going
I shall miss your sweet face and your smile
Just because you are weary and tired
You are changing your range for awhile

Iíve been thinking a long time, my darling
Of the sweet words you never would say
Now alas must my fond hopes all vanish?
For they say you are going away

Then come sit here awhile Ďere you leave us
Do not hasten to bid us adieu
Just remember the Red River Valley
And the Cowboy who loved you so true

San Antonio Rose

Deep within my heart lies a melody, a song of old San Antone,
Where in dreams I live with a memory, Beneath the stars all alone.
It was there I found beside the Alamo,
Enchantment strange as the blue up above
A moonlit pass that only she would know, still hears my broken song of love.
Moon in all your splendor, know only my heart,
Call back my Rose, Rose of San Antone.
Lips so sweet and tender, like petals falling apart
Speak once again of my love, my own.
Broken song, empty words I know, Still live in my heart all alone
For that moon lit pass by the Alamo, And Rose, my Rose of San Antone.

Streets of Laredo

As I walked out in the streets of Laredo,
As I walked out in Laredo one day.
I spied a dear cowboy wrapped up in white linen,
Wrapped up in white linen, as cold as the clay.

"I see by your outfit that you are a cowboy,"
These words he did say as I boldly stepped by.
"Come sit down beside me and hear my sad story;
I am shot in the breast and I know I must die.

"Get six jolly cowboys to carry my coffin;
Get six pretty maidens to bear up my pall.
Put bunches of roses all over my coffin,
Put roses to deaden the sods as they fall.

"Go bring me a cup, a cup of cold water,
To cool my parched lips," the cowboy then said;
Before I returned his soul had departed,
And gone to the round-up--the cowboy was dead.

We beat the drum slowly and played the fife lowly,
And bitterly wept as we bore him along;
For we all loved our comrade, so brave, young, and handsome,
We all loved our comrad although he'd done wrong.

Texas, Our Texas

Texas, Our Texas! all hail the mighty State!
Texas, Our Texas! so wonderful so great!
Boldest and grandest, withstanding ev'ry test
O Empire wide and glorious, you stand supremely blest.

God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.
God bless you Texas! And keep you brave and strong,
That you may grow in power and worth, throughout the ages long.

Texas, O Texas! your freeborn single star,
Sends out its radiance to nations near and far,
Emblem of Freedom! it set our hearts aglow,
With thoughts of San Jacinto and glorious Alamo. [to chorus]

Texas, dear Texas! from tyrant grip now free,
Shines forth in splendor, your star of destiny!
Mother of heroes, we come your children true,
Proclaiming our allegiance, our faith, our love for you. [to chorus]

Town of El Paso

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso,
I fell in love with a Mexican girl.
Night-time would find me in Rosaís cantina
music would play and Felina would whirl.

Blacker than night were the eyes of Felina
Wicked and evil while casting a spell
My love was deep for this Mexican maiden
I was in love but in vain I could tell.

One night a wild young cowboy came in
Wild as the West Texas wind.
Dashing and daring a drink he was sharing
with wicked Felina, the girl that I loved.

So in anger--
I challenged his right for the love of this maiden
Down went his hand for the gun that he wore.
My challenge was answered in less than a heart beat
The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor.

Just for a moment I stood there in silence
Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done.
Many thoughts raced throught my mind as I stood there
I had but one chance and that was to run.

Out through the back door of Rosaís I ran
Out where the horses were tied.
I caught a good one, it looked like it could run
Up on its back and away I did ride.

Just as fast asó
I could from the West Texas town of El Paso
Out to the badlands of New Mexico
Back in El Paso my life would be worthless
Evírythingís gone, in life nothin is left.

Itís been so long since Iíve seen the young maiden
My love is stronger than my fear of death.
[instrumental for balance of verse]

I saddled up and away I did go,
Riding alone in the dark.
Maybe tomorrow a bullet will find me,
Tonight nothingís worse than this pain in my heart.

And at last here--
I am on the hill overlooking El Paso
I can see Rosaís cantina below.
My love is strong and it pushes me onward.
Down off the hill to Felina I go.

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys,
Off to my left ride a dozen or more.
Shouting and shooting I canít let them catch me,
I have to make it to Rosaís back door.

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel
A deep burning pain in my side.
Though I am trying to stay in the saddle,
Iím getting weary unable to ride.

But my love for--
Felina is strong and I rise where Iíve fallen
Though I am weary I canít stop to rest.
I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle,
I feel the bullet go deep in my chest.

From out of nowhere Felina has found me.
Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side.
Cradled by two loving arms that Iíll die for
One little kiss, then Felina good-bye.

Wabash Cannonball

From the great Atlantic Ocean, to the wide Pacific shore
She climbs the flowery mountains, o're the hills and by the shores
She's mighty tall and handsome, she's known quite will by all
She's a regular combination, on the Wabash Canonball

Listen to the jingle, the tumble and the roar,
As she glides along the woodland, O're the hills and by the shore,
Hear the mighty rush of engine, hear the lonesome hobo's call,
Travelin' thru the Jungle, on the Wabash Canonball

As she come down from Birmingham, that cold December day
As she pulled into the station, you could hear all the people say
She's from Tennessee, she's long and she's tall
She came down from Birmingham, on the Wabash Canonball [to chorus]

Here's to Daddy Klaxton, may his name forever stand,
He'll always be remembered, in the courts throughout the land,
His earthly years are over, the certains round him fall,
They'll carry him home to Dixie, on the Wabash Canonball [to chorus]

When the Saints Go Marching In

Oh, when the saints, go marchin' in, oh when the saints go marching in,
Oh Lord, I want to be in that number, When the saints go marching in.

Oh when the sun, refuse to shine, oh when the sun refuse to shine,
Oh Lord, I want to be in that number, When the sun refuse to shine.

Oh when they crown, Him Lord of all, oh when they crown Him Lord of all,
Oh Lord, I want to be in that number, when they crown Him Lord of all.

Oh when they gather 'round the throne, oh when they gather 'round the thron,
Oh Lord I want to be in that number, when they gather 'round the throne.

Yellow Rose of Texas

There's a yellow rose in Texas, I'm going there to see.
I know she's waiting for me, nobody only me.
She cried so when I left her, it like to broke her heart.
And if we ever meet again, we never more shall part.

She's the sweetest little rosebud, that Texas ever knew.
Her eyes are bright as diamonds, they sparkle like the dew.
You may talk about your Clementine, and sing of Rosy Lee,
But the yellow rose of Texas, is the only one for me.

Oh, I'm going back to find her, my heart is full of woe.
We'll sing the songs together, that we sang so long ago.
I'll pick the banjo gaily, and sing the songs of yore.
The Yellow Rose of Texas, shall be mine forever more. [to chorus]

Your Cheatin' Heart

Your Cheatin' Heart, will make you weep
You'll cry and cry, and try to sleep
But sleep won't come, the whole night through,
Your Cheatin' Heart, will tell on you
When tears come down, like fallin' rain
You'll toss around, and call my name,
You'll walk the floor, the way I do,
Your Cheatin' Heart, will tell on you.

Your Cheatin' Heart, will pine some day
And crave the love, you threw away
The time will come, when you'll be blue,
Your Cheatin' Heart, will tell on you
When tears come down, like fallin' rain
You'll toss around, and call my name,
You'll walk the floor, the way I do,
Your Cheatin' Heart, will tell on you.

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