Austin, Texas

Lyrics: Skip Battin
Music: Skip Battin

A New Riders of the Purple Sage song played in the mid-1970s. These are the lyrics on the Armadillo World HQ CD, insofar as I can make them out:

Well I'm drinking Lone Star by the case
Got a red neck and a smiling face
Left my home town on the run
Wasted days and nights of fun
Hony tonking all night long
[T-bone cody and a dug song song]
Everybody come along
See if you belong

Chorus
In Austin, Texas
Well they move nice and easy
And the girls are pretty
In the capital city
In Austin, Texas
There's country music
They know how to use it

Eat nachos with Super G's
Got boogie feet and rubber knees
Wheeler deal is everywhere
I got some friends and family there
[?] on weekends fine
Real people and mountain wine
Hanging out for a long, long time

[chorus]
[chorus]
Earlier versions differed in the second verse. This is a version from 1974:
Did you hear bluegrass music and all the tunes
Mellow nights and ten cent moons
Waylon Jennings and Joe Jones
Down at the [?] get your [?] stoned
We'll [?], when we can
We'll hang out with the local bands
Do those things they like so much
Sit around and talk and smoke and such
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
     13 Jun 1975 Armadillo World HQ

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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