[Dixielandjazz] Looking for an old western song

Ron Wheeler rwheeler at flex.com
Tue Apr 1 18:32:02 PST 2003

Bill and all you other yee-haw country guys and gals...

What you're looking for is "Texas Plains", written by Stuart Hamblen and
recorded by him and his Covered Wagon Jubilee in Hollywood, August 3, 1934.
Couldn't find any lyrics under that heading, but good old Google found the
following at http://www.hanksnow.com/lyrics%20pages/texasplains.htm... They
sound mostly like the Hamblen recording.


Written by Stuart Hamblen
Recorded by Hank Snow

Down in my dreams somehow it seems that I'm back where I belong
Just a country hick way back in the stick back where I was born
Cause the city lights and the city ways are drivin' me insane
I wanna be alone I wanna be back home out on the Texas plains
I wanna drink my java from an old tin can while the moon comes shinin' high
I wanna hear the call of a whippoorwill I wanna hear a coyote whine
I wanna feel my saddle horse between my legs just riding him out on the
Just to kick him in the sides let him show his step and pride out on the
Texas plains
I wanna hear the thunder as it goes and rolls I wanna feel the rain in my
Just a thousand miles from the city lights living a cowboy ways
I wanna sleep at night beneath the stars above with that whole moon shinin'
I wanna cook my grabbel with catfish skulls fifty miles from town
I wanna drink my java...
Sometime soon I'm goin' back back where the skies are blue
In a little house just built for two back where my dreams come true
Well I'm tired of subways and the forty storey shacks
I'm tradin' the wide open range
I wanna go back please take me back out on the Texas plains
I wanna drink my java...

Sorry... no chords, dots and stuff.

If you can remember Patsy Montana doing "I want to be a cowboy's
sweetheart", the two songs make a good pair.

It sure ain't jazz, but it's MOKOM [my other kinda music].

Best to all from Wake,

Ron Wheeler

----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com>
To: <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 01, 2003 5:37 PM
Subject: [Dixielandjazz] Looking for an old western song

> Hello listmates,
> I'm looking for an old western song which some of you may recall from
> yesteryear.
> I don't know the name of it but I can cite some lyrics which may ring a
> bell. I sort of know the melody which I'm humming right now. If you listen
> closely you may hear it (maybe not).
> Anyway, the words I recall are:
> I wanna drink my coffee from an old tin can
> While the moon is ridin' high.
> Hear the song of the whipporwill out under the western sky
> I wanna (something something something)
> and (something something something)
> Just to kick him in the side and to (something) my pony (something)
> Out on the Texas (range, plains, something).
> If that sounds familiar I like all the words, chords, author, music, etc.
> etc. etc.
> Hope I've provided enough information for someone.
> Thanks in advance,
> Bill "Just a cowboy at heart" Gunter
> jazzboard at hotmail.com
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