Who Sang No Place but Texas? Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson The Promiseland cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Alex Harvey
release date: 1986
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:29
God painted the bluebonnets in the fields,
By a tough little scrub oak, on an east Texas hill.
And he plucked the star from a lone star sky,
And he put it in the twinkle of a cowboy's eye.

The wide open spaces he made wild and free.
Texas, as far as any eye can see;
And he made her sons grow tough and strong.
They still cry when they hear a sad song.

No place but Texas
Would I ever roam.
No place but Texas;
My home, sweet home.
No place but Texas;
My home, sweet home.

When I die I hope they bury me
By the Pedernales River, 'neath a white oak tree,
Where I can see the longhorns graze
And the cactus flowers blooming in the morning haze.


  • 1 Living in the Promiseland
  • 2 I'm Not Trying to Forget You
  • 3 Here in My Heart
  • 4 I've Got the Craziest Feeling
  • 5 No Place but Texas
  • 6 You're Only in My Arms (To Cry on My Shoulder)
  • 7 Pass It On
  • 8 Do You Ever Think of Me
  • 9 Old Fashioned Love
  • 10 Basin Street Blues
  • 11 Bach Minuet in G