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IT WEREN'T WORTH TEXAS

It was dusty, dry and endless Stretched beneath an empty sky From horizon to horizon Where the turkey buzzards fly, Like a landscape meant to warn you Just how far a man can fall. Except for Ruby in El Paso, Hell, it weren’t worth Texas at all. Took a powder in Fort Stockton. Crossed the Pecos makin’ time. San Antone gave way to Austin On the Travis County line. Shot a rattlesnake in Waco With my back against the wall. Except for Bobbi-Jo in Beaumont, Hell, it weren’t worth Texas at all. I’ve seen Lubbock and Laredo, Seen Odessa/Midland, too. Met a sweet young thing in Brownsville, Just another déjà vu. Didn’t tell her I was leaving, But I promised her I’d call. Except for Emmylou in Houston, Hell, it weren’t worth Texas at all. Learned to do the Stockdale two-step In the local Lone Star style. Danced a Galveston fandango With a Corpus Christi smile. Set a sucker up in Dallas, But my partner dropped the ball. Except for Jill in Amarillo, Hell, it weren’t worth Texas at all.

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