I FELL IN LOVE WITH TEXAS - 1974

I was not born in Texas. I just came here for a while
You give a state like this an inch, it turns into a mile
I came to stay a day or two. It turned into a life
Now I got three hungry kids and one Texas wife

CHORUS.... FELL IN LOVE WITH TEXAS. . . .What else could I do?
I FELL IN LOVE WITH TEXAS when I fell in love with you

I really hate to sing so late, the night bird sings so sweet
The crickets and the bull frogs, they all got that Texas beat
There's a lot of moisture in the air, but I can stand the heat
Of this big flat land, my guitar in my hand, I'm counting my feet

CHORUS

You've seen your bug collections. I bet I've seen more
Fling 'round my porch light, at night. Circling on the floor
I've learned to live with the chigger mites, down around my shoes
And the feeling of a fresh mosquito bite is a feel I never loose

CHORUS

Every night the moon's so bright, it couldn't be too far
There was a time, it took a week to drive across Texas in a car
When you have seen what I have seen, there's no place else to go
From the Oklahoma border to the Gulf of Mexico

CHORUS

I was not born in Texas but I love her just the same
It seems there's so much music written in her name
Just check a map, read a history book and you will see
Why the old lone star is dug down so far inside of you and me

CHORUS

I was not born in Texas, but my grand daddy was
People say, "That don't transmit!" Well, I believe it does
And down around Comanche, there are others just like me
Take a weekend off sometime and drive down there and see

(C) 1975 ROYAL T MUSIC