Rita Ballou Lyrics

Guy Clark

publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: Track 1 in album Old No. 1
release date: 1975
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length: 2:51

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She could dance that slow Uvalde
Shuffle to some cowboy hustle
How she made them trophy buckles shine, shine, shine
Wild-eyed and Mexican silvered,
Trickin' dumb ol' cousin Willard
into thinkin that he's got her this time

Hill country honky-tonkin Rita Ballou
Every beer joint in town has played a fool for you
Backslidin' barrel ridin' Rita Ballou
Ain't a cowboy in Texas would not ride a bull for you

She's a rawhide rope and velvet mixture
Walkin' talkin Texas texture
High-timin' barroom fixture kind of a girl
She's the queen of the cowboys
Look at old Willard grinnin' now boys
You'd of thought there's less fools in this world


So good luck Willard and here's to you
And here's to Rita and I hope she'll do ya right all night
Lord I wish I was the fool in your shoes


Track Listing

  • 1 Rita Ballou
  • 2 L. A. Freeway
  • 3 She Ain't Going Nowhere
  • 4 A Nickel for the Fiddler
  • 5 That Old Time Feeling
  • 6 Texas - 1947
  • 7 Desperados Waiting for a Train
  • 8 Like a Coat From the Cold
  • 9 Instant Coffee Blues
  • 10 Let Him Roll