The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #54776   Message #849639
Posted By: GUEST,Bman
18-Dec-02 - 11:03 AM
Thread Name: Origin: The Eyes of Texas (Are upon You)
Subject: RE: The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You
The first time I ever heard this song, it was in the movie "Giant", the one with Rock Hudson and Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean, where all of the adults at a cocktail party (as I remember it) sing it all dressed in evening clothes. I recall it being pretty surreal. I had always assumed it must be the Texas state anthem or something; you can always learn from Mudcat. I don't know about y'all, but I find it hard to take seriously any sort of anthem sung to the tune of I've Been Working on the Railroad. regards, Bman