The Girls From Texas
Flaco Jimenez Lyrics


Well, I met a girl from Texas 'bout a year ago
Hadn't known her for too long when I had to let her go
You see, she had a razor, was ten inches or so
And every night you'd hear her knocking at my door
She said, Baby, I'll give you the clothes on my back
You can have everything that I've got in my shack
But if you ever try to leave they'll take your out in sack
Cause me and my razor will see to that"
That's the way the girls are from Texas
That's the way the girls are from Texas
That's the way the girls are from Texas
I thought about my situation, decided not to tarry
For my own self preservation I decided we should marry
When the preacher started reading bout till death do us part
I told him, "Skip it, we had that understanding right from the start"
That's the way the girls are from Texas
That's the way the girls are from Texas Houston to San Antone
That's the way the girls are from Texas got to love'em right or leave em alone
Well, we settled down, got me a little old job, 65 Fairlane Ford
Every Friday night I would stop in and cash my pay check down at the grocery store
They had a little girl worked in there, must have been about seventeen
She was the cutest thing I had ever seen
It's the same old story and I'm afraid it wasn't too very long
Before we had fallen deeply in love and I knew it was wrong
I said baby, we got to stop this thing right here
Or my woman is gonna cut my throat from ear to ear, that's right
Tearful suffocation, she looked up in my face
I could feel her heart was breaking as these sad words she did say
"You should have told me you was married, baby"
She pulled out a forty-five and let me have it, right smack between the eyes
That's the way the girls are from Texas
That's the way the girls are from Texas
That's the way the girls are from Texas
She was guilty, I was dead
Now, what'd you think that the old judge said ?
"Ah, that's just the way the girls are down here in Texas Case dismissed!"
That's the way the girls are from Texas
That's the way the girls are from Texas Houston to San Antone
That's the way the girls are from Texas got to love'em right or leave'em alone, boy

Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: CLIFFORD CHAMBERS, JIMMY HOLIDAY, JIMMY LEWIS

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Comments from YouTube:

Yetjean100

When I first met my husband, he was a soldier and hadn't had much experience with different types of women. His uncle told him not to mess with Mexican women because if you leave them, they'll knife you. Well my husband dumped me. When I first heard this song I burst out laughing because I remembered him and what he had told me. We found each other 28 years later and FINALLY got married. Brings back memories! Never knifed him.

Meacenas Tiberius

Good to hear it all worked out.

HQ CO 3rd Med Battalion FMF PAC

Yetjean100 good one mu peligroso lol 🇺🇸⚓️

Arleen Torres

Tex-Mex love.....forever!

unclebill68

One of the best albums I've been involved with. Should have had more listeners.

Lloyd Wagner

I bought it on cassette, and wore out the cassette. I still have and still listen to the mp3's I converted myself, but they're not so high-quality sound reproduction, so I'm happy to see some of the songs here on youtube.
I agree, one of my very favorite albums. :)

james mathis

Happy Birthday Flaco!!

captainsoul1953

Scary ladies....great track...must get this album...thanks Jim

Robert Glantz

One of my Flaco favorites.

Jimmy

lol, love this song :)

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