I was born in Louisiana, down on the old bayou;
Raised on shrimp and catfish, and Mammy’s good gumbo.
I got the ramblin’ fever, said good-bye to maw and paw;
Crossed that old Red River this is what I saw.
I saw miles and miles of Texas, all the stars up in the sky;
I saw miles and miles of Texas, gonna live here ’til I die.
I wandered down to Cowtown, that’s the cradle of the West;
Just ask any cowboy, he’ll tell you that its the best.
And I met a Texas beauty, I got friendly with her Paw;
I looked into her big blue eyes, and this is what I saw.
I started tamin’ broncos, made every rodeo;
Until I met a tough one, you know his name was Devil Joe.
And I grabbed hold of his bridle, just to ride this old outlaw;
He threw me from the saddle, and this is what I saw.