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

Alabama


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Danny Mitchell, Danny Joe Mitchell, Murry Kellum
album: Track 5 in album Roll On
release date: 1984
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Country
length: 4:29
composer: Murray Kellum, Dan Mitchell

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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.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Roll On (Eighteen Wheeler)
  • 2 Carolina Mountain Dewe
  • 3 The End of the Lyin'
  • 4 I'm Not That Way Anymore
  • 5 If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)
  • 6 (There's A) Fire in the Night
  • 7 When We Make Love
  • 8 Country Side of Life
  • 9 The Boy
  • 10 Food on the Table