Who Sang No Good Texas Rounder? Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers Gideon cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Ellingson, Kim Carnes
release date: 1980
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 4:11
lead vocals: Kenny Rogers
Excuse me ma'm, I'd like your daughter's hand for the evenin'
There's a new band in town, I'd like to take her down to see 'em
The fiddle player used to be my neighbour
And he never slept a day in his life
He plays a Strawberry Roan
When he gets goin' he can play all night

And her mama said, he's a no good Texas cowboy, child
He'll love you up and he'll drive you wild then he'll lea-eave you
He's a no good Texas rounder, girl
Got a one-track mind and it ain't on true love and that's for sure
She said I met his kind before, I met your kind before-ore

Excuse me ma'm, I'd like your daughter's hand for the evenin'
My intentions are good, I'm a man of honour
Please ignore any rumors that have blackened my name
I'm just an innocent boy, how could I be to blame
We'll be late for the show and I took her hand and said let's go

And her mama said, he's a no good Texas cowboy, child
He'll love you up and he'll drive you wild, then he'll lea-eave you
He's a no good Texas rounder, girl
Got a one-track mind and it ain't on true love and that's for sure
She said I met his kind before, I met your kind before-ore

Excuse me ma'm, I'd like your daughter's hand for the evenin'
I think you know the band, I'd like to take her down to see 'em
I've been led to understand the fiddler was your man
That's why he never slept a day in his life
He'd play the Strawberry Roan
Just to get you goin' then he'd play all night

And the daughter said, he was a no good Texas fiddlin' man
He'd love you up and he'd drive you wild then he'd lea-eave you
He was a no good Texas rounder, girl
Had a one-t



Tracklist
  • 1 Goin' Home to Rock
  • 2 Gideon Tanner
  • 3 No Good Texas Rounder
  • 4 Don't Fall in Love With a Dreamer
  • 5 The Buckeroos
  • 6 You Were a Good Friend
  • 7 Call Me Up (The Phone Is in the Cradle)
  • 8 These Chains
  • 9 Somebody Help Me
  • 10 One Place in the Night
  • 11 Sayin' Goodbye
  • 12 Goin' Home to Rock (reprise)