"Texas River Song" as written by Lyle Lovett and Dp,....
We crossed the wild pecos
We forded the nueces
We swum the guadalupe
And we followed the brazos
Red river runs rusty
The wichita clear
But down by the brazos
I courted my dear

Singing li, li, li, le, le, le
Lend me your hand
Li, li, li, le, le, le
Lend me your hand
Li, li, li, le, le, le
Lend me your hand
There's many a river
That waters the land

Now the fair angelina
Runs glossy and gliding
The crooked colorado
Runs weaving and winding
The slow san antonio
Courses and plains
But I never will walk
By the brazos again

She kissed me and she hugged me
And she called me her dandy
The trinity's muddy
But the brazos quick sandy
She kissed me and she hugged me
And she called me her own
But down by the brazos
She left me alone

Now the girls of little river
They're plump and they're pretty
The sabine and the sulphur
Hold beauties a'many
The banks of the neches
There are girls by the score
But down by the brazos
I'll wander no more



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"Texas River Song" as written by Lyle Lovett

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite list songs, and one of the best Lyle Lovett songs. The names of the Texas rivers are so mellifluous.
    sharkycharmingon July 24, 2013   Link

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