Saturday, August 5, 2017

Alabama - If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)

The Queen Of The World and I went to a 1980s party at the local Harley HOG chapter last night.  The Queen's "Madonna" outfit wasn't helped by her knee brace (or the crutches she's been on since the surgery), but she was a real trooper.  I did my best Don Johnson, but she clearly outshone me.



But when you think of the 1980s and Country Music, you have to think about Alabama.  They had 27 #1 hits in that decade and 7 multi-platinum albums in that decade, and were named the artist of the decade by the Academy of Country Music.

This was one of my favorites.  It's just fun.



Alabama - If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band) (Songwriters: Murray Kellum, Dan Mitchell)
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 rosin 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'
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 rosin 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 all want to two-step. you say ya want to doe-si-doe
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 rosin 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 rosin 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

4 comments:

Cecil Henry said...

I love the fiddle. Some awesome music. Long live the South.

Richard said...

If you are going to play Don Johnson, you have to have a 10mm.

libertyman said...

Fine looking couple right there, yes sir!

Rick C said...

Spray-paint it silver, call it costume jewelry, it'll fit right in.