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Thread #44641 Message #4014221
Posted By: Jim Dixon
17-Oct-19 - 06:09 PM
Thread Name: Songs about Jimmie Rodgers
Subject: Lyr Add: JIMMIE RODGERS' LAST THOUGHTS (E Tubb)
You can hear this recording at the Internet Archive.
JIMMIE RODGERS' LAST THOUGHTS (MY BLUE BONNET DREAMS)
Words and music by Elsie McWilliams
As recorded by Ernest Tubb, 1953. (Decca 28696)
Last night a had a dream of old Texas,
Down where the bluebonnets gleam,
And it brought to me thoughts of my loved ones
Last night in my bluebonnet dream.
I dreamed I was back in old Texas,
The best home that I ever knew,
Pickin’ sweet bluebonnet flowers
With the dear ones whom I love so true.
And at dawning my dream had not vanished;
It is still in my heart, so it seems,
Though there are no scenes here in New York
Like the ones in my bluebonnet dreams.
For I’m far from Anita and Carrie,
Just awaiting the time when I can
Return to the scenes of my fireside,
Back to my bluebonnet land.
I know that soon I’ll be goin’
To the best pals that I’ve ever known,
Leaving this cold lonely city,
Going back to my bluebonnet home.
For my dream last night made me lonely,
And I know I can no longer stay
Away from the side of my loved ones
In my bluebonnet home far away.
[Ernest Tubb recorded the same song in 1936 under the title THE LAST THOUGHTS OF JIMMIE RODGERS. You can hear that recording on YouTube but I like the 1953 recording better.]