As I zoom off to the Tejas Storytelling Association Conference, let me say (one more time) that I’m from Texas, too! This 7th generation Texiana is going home to her birth town, San Antonio, where the grandma lived most of her life. And here is one of my absolute favorite Bob Wills’ songs ( I grew up with a steady diet of Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys. Thanks, Daddy!):
YOU'RE FROM TEXAS (C. Walker) as recorded by Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys (1946) from The Tiffany Transcriptions Vol. 4 (1985 Rhino Records) INTRO |Bb |G |C |C |F |Bb G |C |F | |Bb G |C |C F |Bb |Bb G |C |C |F | |Bb7 |Eb |C |F |Bb G |C |F |Bb F | Bb G Pardon me stranger I hope there's no danger C7 You'll think I'm getting off of my range F Bb G Oh but I calculate that you're from my state C F And though you may think its strange Bb G C7 I allow as how you're from Texas C F Bb Because the lingo I understand Bb G C I'll bet my cale that you hail from Texas C F There's no mistaking the brand Bb7 Eb You've got a smile like an acre of sunflower C F Your eyes are blue bonnet blue Bb G C Shake hands its grand that you're from Texas F Bb Cause I'm from Texas too PIANO SOLO |Bb |G |C |C |F |Bb G |C |F | |Bb G |C |C F |Bb |Bb G |C |C |F | Bb Eb You've got a smile like two acres of sunflower C F Your eyes are blue bonnet blue Bb G C Shake hands its grand that you're from Texas F Bb Cause I'm from Texas too
And while I’m in TX, I’ll be looking up those Florida storytellers from The Florida Storytelling Association! That’s my next stop this Summer 2011.