Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 07:18:36 -0500 (EST)
Subject: "If You're Gonna Play in Texas"
"If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)"
by Dan Mitchell and Murray Kellum
performed by Alabama
4/4 time, performed "brightly, in 2"
A A A A
chorus 1:[A] If you're gonna play in [E]Texas,
You [D]gotta have a fiddle in the [A]band.
That lead guitar is hot,
[E]but not for [D]"Lousiana Man".[E]
So [F#m]rosin up that [E]bow for "Faded Love"[D]
and let's all [A]dance.
If you're gonna play in [E]Texas,
You [D]gotta have a fiddle in the [F#m]band.
F#m E D D A A A A
verse 1:I re-[A]member down in Hou-[E]ston
we were [D]puttin' on a show[A]
When a cowboy in the back[E] stood up and [D]yelled,
He said, "We love[A] what you're do-[E]in'.
Boys[D] don't get us wrong[A],
There's just somethin' [E]missin' in your [A]song.
(repeat Chorus 1)
verse 2: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 all wanna two-step. You say ya wanna doe-si-doe.
Well, here's a fiddlin' song before we go.
(Chorus 2--same as chorus 1, except last line goes:
...gotta have a fiddle in the [A]band)
repeat and fade
Anyone with TAB to this, PLEASE let me know!
Bishop of Nod