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Posted By: ah827@rgfn.epcc.edu (Gene Graham)
12-Feb-97 - 10:22 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: If Texas Told What Arkansas?
Subject: IF TEXAS TOLD WHAT ARKANSAS?
I have been looking for the complete lyrics to:

IF TEXAS TOLD WHAT ARKANSAS, WHAT DID TENNESSEE?
for several years. It may have been recorded by Lonzo & Oscar or Homer & Jethro.

This song is NOT THE SONG: DELAWARE. It apparently predates it - because I cannot recall any verse with ALASKA or HAWAII in it!

I recall the following verses and some other lines:

If MISSISSIPPI got NEW JERSEYs, what would DELAWARE?
If WYOMING started roaming, would MONTANA care?
Who knows the answer to this mystery?
If TEXAS told what ARKANSAS, what did TENNESSEE?

If there were no potatoes, tell me, what would IDAHO?
If KANSAS loaned NEW YORK a dollar, who would OHIO?
Who knows the answer to this mystery?
If TEXAS told what ARKANSAS, what did TENNESSEE?

If CAROLINA went to CHINA, where would GEORGIA stay?
If WASHING-is a TON, just how much does IOWA?
Who knows the answer to this mystery?
If TEXAS told what ARKANSAS, what did TENNESSEE?

If FLORIDA would plant the seed, would CONNECTICUT the grass?
Would MARYLAND a feller if she went to BOSTON, MASS?
Do you give up or would you like to try for 48?
How could MASSACHUSETTS with a broken upper plate?

A couple of single lines I can't connect are:

If you don't bother ALABAM', who would ILLINOIS?

If OKLA-ain't a-HOMA, Tell me where has OREGON?



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