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Lyr ADD: Waltz across Texas Tonight(EmmylouHarris)

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FALSIFY TAXES
WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS


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GUEST,erinmaidin 13 Jun 08 - 01:14 PM
Joe Offer 13 Jun 08 - 01:29 PM
DonMeixner 13 Jun 08 - 03:13 PM
Joe Offer 13 Jun 08 - 03:23 PM
GUEST,DonMeixner 13 Jun 08 - 04:07 PM
GUEST,erinmaidin 14 Jun 08 - 06:54 AM
GUEST,Melissa 29 Apr 10 - 01:28 PM
open mike 29 Apr 10 - 02:34 PM
Fortunato 29 Apr 10 - 03:59 PM
GUEST,Melissa Ford 07 Jul 12 - 10:04 PM
Ebbie 08 Jul 12 - 04:15 PM
Amos 08 Jul 12 - 06:27 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: waltz across texas
From: GUEST,erinmaidin
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 01:14 PM

Just listening to Emmylou Harris on youtube...singing "waltz across texas tonight". Looked up the lyrics online...many different websites...and what is written and what she is singing are two entirely different things...and I prefer the lyrics she is singing..however...I can't actually make out the third line of the second verse. What is written is "We folded our cards when the hand wasn't strong but that wheel will keep spinning long after we're gone."
What she sings is "?????????????....Shake hands and come out dancing for all of it's worth..shake hands and come out dancin' for all that your worth."
Anyone got a handle on this?
Thanks


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Subject: Add: WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS TONIGHT (Harris/Crowell)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 01:29 PM

Here is a link to the YouTube video of Emmylou Harris singing Waltz Across Texas Tonight, which she wrote with Rodney Crowell. It was first on the Wrecking Ball album, and later on the Songbird box set. It has a title similar to "Waltz Across Texas," but it's a completely different song.

-Joe-


This is the version I found online; and, as you say, it's different from the recording you refer to. I've posted both versions below.

WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS TONIGHT (Wrecking Ball Version)
(Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell)

The wind can blow cold, it moans and it cries
When it carries the sound of a thousand goodbyes
But if you listen tonight on that high, lonely plain
You'll just hear my voice as it calls out your name
You'll just hear my voice as it calls out your name

You've been on a road that just don't seem to end
Where that broken old heart of yours won't ever mend
You've crossed over bridges and bridges they burn
So many rivers and so much to learn
So many bridges and so much to learn
    But the moon is so full, the stars are so bright
    And my hand is steady, my touch is light
    Look in my eyes, hold on real tight
    And I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight
    I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight

We both have known hard luck and love that's gone wrong
When the ghosts take the shadows and the night takes too long
We folded our cards when the hand wasn't strong
But that wheel will keep spinning long after we're gone
Yeah, that wheel will keep spinning long after we're gone
    And the moon is so full, the stars are so bright
    And my hand is steady, my touch is light
    Look in my eyes, hold on real tight
    And I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight

    I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight
    Look in my eyes, hold on real tight
    And I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight
    I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight


Source: from the CD booklet of the Emmylou Harris Wrecking Ball album (1995)

You can see a video of this version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Y0j_RAC9Ds



Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Songbird Version)
(Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell)

The wind can blow cold, it moans and it cries
When it carries the sound of a thousand goodbyes
But if you listen tonight on that high, lonely plain
You'll just hear my voice as it calls out your name
You'll just hear my voice as it calls out your name

You've been on a road that just don't seem to end
Where that broken old heart of yours won't ever mend
Ah, but you'll never know what's beyond the next June (bend?)
With your face to the ground and your feet standing still.
With your face to the ground and your feet standing still.

    But the moon is so full, the stars are so bright
    And my hand is steady, my touch is light
    Look in my eyes, hold on real tight
    And I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight
    I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight

We both have known hard luck and love that's gone wrong
When the ghosts take the shadows and the night takes too long
But there's still gold in them hills and life in this earth (?)
Shake hands and come out dancing for all that you're worth
Shake hands and come out dancing for all that you're worth.
    And the moon is so full, the stars are so bright
    And my hand is steady, my touch is light
    Look in my eyes, hold on real tight
    And I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight
    I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight
    Look in my eyes, hold on real tight
    And I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight
    I'll waltz you my darling across Texas tonight


Transcribed by ear from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz8uKk4F_Co


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Emmylou)
From: DonMeixner
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 03:13 PM

So this isn't the Ernest Tubb tune then.

D


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Emmylou)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 03:23 PM

Don, the Digital Tradition attributes the other song to Quanah Talmadge "Billy" Tubb, and says it was recorded by Ernest. Do you have any idea about the identity of 'Quanah Talmadge "Billy" Tubb' and what his relationship was to Ernest? I've been trying to learn the Earnest Tubb melody for years, and it just wouldn't stick with me; and I realized this morning that now I know it. I sang the whole thing to myself today. Maybe I can add it to my repertoire now (or maybe I'll forget the tune tomorrow....)
Quanah Talmadge "Billy" Tubb sounds like the name of an old-time corrupt Southern politician, doesn't it?

-Joe-


Here are the Digital Tradition lyrics:

WALTZ ACROSS TEXAS (from DT)
(Quanah Talmadge "Billy" Tubb)

When we waltz together, my world's in disguise
A fairyland tale that's come true,
And when you look at me with those stars in your eyes,
I could waltz across Texas with you.

cho: I could waltz across Texas with you in my arms
Waltz across Texas with you;
Like a storybook ending I'm lost in your charms
I could waltz across Texas with you.

My troubles and heartaches are all up and gone
The moment you came into view;
And with your hand in mine I could dance on and on
I could waltz across Texas with you.

Before I met you, I never would dance
Never would dance it is true;
But now we're together I jump at the chance
To waltz across Texas with you.

Last verse by Debbie McClatchy

And now friends and neighbors I have this request
There's one thing I want you to do:
Just sing one more chorus of the song we love best
I Could Waltz Across Texas With You.


Recorded By Ernie Tubb. Also Debbie McClatchy
Copyright Ernest Tubb Music, Inc.
@country @dance @love
filename[ WALTZTXS
RG


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Emmylou)
From: GUEST,DonMeixner
Date: 13 Jun 08 - 04:07 PM

Quanah Talmadge Tubb, 81, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, in El Paso with his family by his side.

Talmadge was born December 21, 1925, in Crisp. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Talmadge proudly served in the U.S. Navy as gunner's mate from 1942-1946.

He was a singer, songwriter and nephew of legendary country singer Ernest Tubb.

Talmadge wrote many of his famous country hits such as "Seamen's Blues," "Jealous Lovin' Heart" and "Waltz Across Texas."

He formed the American Life and Accident Insurance Co. in Fort Worth. Talmadge spent his retirement years in El Paso.

Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Bobbie Jane Tubb; daughters, Debbie Ford, Delena Urke and Debrena David; son, Robert Talmadge Tubb; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Emmylou)
From: GUEST,erinmaidin
Date: 14 Jun 08 - 06:54 AM

Joe....between the two of us by golly I think we have it! The word you have in the second verse as "june" is actually hill...and that line you came up with in the other verse is much better than anything I can make out! I don't know if I'm the only one that thinks this...I love Emmylou...but have noticed..since the beginning of her career (I've been watching a lot of her on youtube) she has a tendency to be a bit "lazy" with her articulation...anyone else notice this? I wish not to detract from her talent, as she seems to get away with it...just an observation.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Emmylou)
From: GUEST,Melissa
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 01:28 PM

I know all about him, he is my grandpa! feel free to ask me anything. QT Tubb my grandpa & Ernest Tubb is my great uncle.. medicsgirl01@yahoo.com


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Emmylou)
From: open mike
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 02:34 PM

The name Quanah brings to mind Quanah Parker, who was a
comanche chief, and I believe he helped to bring written
language to the native tribespeople.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quanah_Parker

Melissa, glad to see that you have found mudcat. Do
you have any stories about music in your family,
with musicians in your family, I hope you have!

Another song that is similar to the one(s) mentioned
here is West Texas Waltz by Butch Hancock.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz Across Texas Tonight (Emmylou)
From: Fortunato
Date: 29 Apr 10 - 03:59 PM

Melissa,

Thanks for signing in here. I've been singing Waltz across Texas for many years and I treasure the song, like many of Talmadge and Ernest.

It's great to read your words here.

regards,

chance Shiver


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz across Texas Tonight(Emmylou Harris
From: GUEST,Melissa Ford
Date: 07 Jul 12 - 10:04 PM

I have lots of memories, from when I was young. Some of the best ones are from my grandpa sitting around and singing to us. It still seems like yesterday that I can hear him singing. I did not take his passing very well at all, but I guess that just comes with losing a loved one. I do remember a very funny story, he has taken us kids to Sea World CA in the Motor Home. We drove from DFW to sunny CA, we laughed cried and sang the whole way there. We had almost reached Sea World and we were in the middle of traffic he completely stopped the motor home and started cussing! Some on had cut him off, LOL.. guess I know where I get it from! Anyway.. just a silly little story..
Melissa Ford
Femgirl01@gmail.com
love to hear from yall!


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz across Texas Tonight(Emmylou Harris
From: Ebbie
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 04:15 PM

What fun to hear from you! Ernest T was one of my favorite performers for years. I'm sorry that I'm not familiar with your grandpa and his work. I didn't realize that he wrote the hit 'Waltz Across Texas' or I'd have known about him sooner.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Waltz across Texas Tonight(Emmylou Harris
From: Amos
Date: 08 Jul 12 - 06:27 PM

Appears there are two distinct version under the same title, then.

The Tubbs version:


Waltz Across Texas, performed by Ernest Tubb



INTRO: play the line below instrumentally

D       D7                      G
I could waltz across Texas with you


VERSE ONE
    G                     D
When we dance together, my world's in disguise
                  D7               G
It's a fairy-land tale that's come true
                                  D                           
And when you look at me with those stars in your eyes
         D7                     G
I could waltz across Texas with you



CHORUS -----------------------------------------
G                      D
Waltz across Texas with you in my arms
D7                      G
Waltz across Texas with you
G                            D            
Like a story-book ending, I'm lost in your charms
             D7                     G
And I could waltz across Texas with you
-----------------------------------------------



CHORUS REPEAT INSTRUMENTALLY(over below)

G                      D            
Waltz across Texas with you in my arms
D7                      G
Waltz across Texas with you
       G                      D            
Like a story-book ending, I'm lost in your charms
             D7                   G
And I could waltz across Texas with you


VERSE TWO

My heartaches and troubles are just up and gone
The moment that you come in view                                                   
And with your hand in mine dear, I could dance on and on                              
I could waltz across Texas with you

chorus

TAG
       D             D7          G
I could waltz across Texas with you.


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