Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Texas Tuesday: Deep In The Heart of Texas

Do you know the words to "Deep In The Heart of Texas?"

The music was written by Don Swander with lyrics by June Hershey. In 1942, the song made its debut when it was recorded by Perry Como,
Hank Thompson, Reba McIntyre, George Strait, Bing Crosby, Alvino Rey, Gene Autry sang the song in "Heart of the Rio Grande" movie and his version may be the most well known.

The stars at night are big an' bright . . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!
The prairie sky is wide an' high . . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!
The sage in bloom is like perfume. . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!
Reminds me of the one I love. . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!

The coyotes wale along the trail . . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!
The rabbits rush around the brush . . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!

The cowboys cry 'Cai Yippi Yi'. . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!
The doggies bawl and' bawl an' bawl . . .
Deep in the heart of Texas!
Deep in the heart of Texas!
Deep in the heart of Texas!

THIS LINK will take you to the UT Band site to listen to their version.

The "Yankee" version involves four claps before each line of "deep in the heart of Texas."

Eva Longoria will be staring in a new movie with the
SAME TITLE.

5 comments:

Loving Annie said...
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Loving Annie said...

Good Tuesday afternoon, NoMas !

Uhmmmm, never been there.

(One of my friends lived in Texas, some years back with her husband and three kids, and loved it there, despite the bugs and heat and humidity, because she said all the houses and back yards were so big, and the people were really friendly.)

I like Eva L, so might go see the movie.

I wish the singers today sang like Perry Como, Bing Crosby, etc.
No amplifiers, no big screen razzle-dazzle, just voices like velvet...

NoMas said...

I like some of Harry Connick Jr's songs - he has that Dean Martin style!
Summers in Tx can be a killer. But days like today cannot be traded - it is a beautiful, sunny 75 degrees.

Dick said...

Okay damn it!
Toss out a pic of the barbwire accident or at least email it to me.

tkkerouac said...

I love your little homestead thumbnail and this post, it will be in my head all night.