T For Texas
Jimmie Rodgers Lyrics


T for Texas, T for Tennessee
T for Texas, T for Tennessee
T for Thelma
That gal that made a wreck out of me

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If you don't want me mama
You sure don't have to stall, Lawd Lawd
If you don't want me mama
You sure don't have to stall
'Cause I can get more women
Than a passenger train can haul

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I'm gonna buy me a pistol
Just as long as I'm tall, Lawd, Lawd
I'm gonna buy me a pistol
Just as long as I'm tall
I'm gonna shoot poor Thelma
Just to see her jump and fall

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I'm goin' where the water
Drinks like cherry wine, ding on boys, ding 'em
Lord I'm goin' where the water
Drinks like cherry wine
'Cause the Georgia water
Tastes like turpentine

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I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel
I'm gonna buy me a shotgun
With a great long shiny barrel
I'm gonna shoot that rounder
That stole away my gal

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Rather drink muddy water
Sleep in a hollow log
Rather drink muddy water
And sleep in a hollow log
Than to be in Atlanta
Treated like a dirty dog

O-de-lay-ee-a-lay-ee-o-ly-ee

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: JIMMIE RODGERS

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Abe Gibson

My dad is 91 years old now and I grew up listening to a LOT of Jimmie Rodgers music on the old record player. As I grow older I have gained a huge amount of respect for his work. My dad and I both agreed him Jimmie had been around he would have really liked that Skynard version.

Nancy Phillips

Takes me back, way back.  We listened to his recordings in the 40's and 50's.  He had passed away by then but his music lives on.  He was one of Merle's idols.  Love his music still another great talent on the same sounds of Hank, Sr.

Buddy Greenbloom

Hank, Jimmie and Woody are the godfathers of country-western music. Along with the Sons of the Pioneers, they constitute the foundation of WASP America's musical heritage. Now let's talk about Leadbelly and Robert Leroy Johnson. That's who Jimmy is riffing. Without the yodel, this is pure blues.

Bailey Boone

Fun fact for everyone, Jimmie Rodgers was Bonnie Parker’s (of Bonnie and Clyde fame) favorite singer.

paul james

Jimmie Rodgers........first inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame

Steve Hughes

I did't know that, thanks

Jim Jackson

Jimmie Rodgers, the grand daddy of country music.

Mary Plaidy

Daddy not grandaddy

hillbillymusic

Like Hank Williams, a short life, but what a legacy to leave behind. Thumbs up and thankfully his music survives.

Evan dorco

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