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

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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


  • Credits
    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 : 64 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Country Rock/Country
    length: 4:29
    Album Information
    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    barcode: 078635493917
    script: Latin