[Dixielandjazz] Looking for an old western song

Bill Gunter jazzboard at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 1 16:14:21 PST 2003

Hi Ron,

Yes! That's the one!

I know the melody and, since it's a straight forward western type tune, I 
can fake the chord line with no problem.

I have always known this jazz forum was a valuable and knowledgeable 
resource and you proved it once again!

Best to you on Wake,

Bill "Kick Him In The Side" Gunter
jazzboard at hotmail.com

>From: "Ron Wheeler" <rwheeler at flex.com>
>To: "Bill Gunter" <jazzboard at hotmail.com>, <dixielandjazz at ml.islandnet.com>
>Subject: Re: [Dixielandjazz] Looking for an old western song
>Date: Tue, 1 Apr 2003 18:32:02 +1200
>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 
> > 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.
> >
> > 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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