texas waltz

i have spoken some about gina forsyth – a folk singer from new orleans… we used to play scrabble. she’s written one of my top 50 favorite songs (if you’ve ever spoken to me at ALL about music i like, you’ll realize what a feat it is for me to narrow favorite songs down to a number smaller than 100), “the sweetest sound” which is also one of my favorites to play on the guitar for one of my living room folk star sessions (download “the sweetest sound” for free here).

but tonight i’m in the mood for “texas waltz

I am standing on a hilltop
‘Neath the big Texas sky
Conversing with the night stars
As they’re passing by
Cause these hills are as lonesome
As the four winds that blow
Cause they only remind me
Of the one I love so

Coming down from the mountain
To the valley below
Way on some blue bayou
Where the Red River flows
So it’s goodbye to Texas
Cause the place I long to go
Is back to Louisiana
Near the Gulf of Mexico
Near the Gulf of Mexico

From here you can see the country
You can see far and wide
And the grass it ain’t greener
Way on the other side
So I’m down here in Texas
Looking up at the stars
So helpless I can’t help
But wonder where you are

If you were a star, love
In the big Texas sky
I’d be all night waiting
For you to pass by
But I’ve been all night waiting
And I don’t have a clue
I’ve looked all over heaven
And I still can’t find you

I’ve been up the East Coast
And down to the West
But my old home on the Gulf Coast
Is the place I love best
Cause I’ve grown tired of standing
On a hilltop so high
With hopes I might see you
As you’re passing by


One response to “texas waltz

  1. what great words….lonesome…

    and I’m just letting The Sweetest Sound play over and over on the computer….Folk music is TOPS.

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