"If You're Gonna Play In Texas" as written by and Danny Joe/murry Kellum Mitchell....
If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.
That lead guitar is hot,
But not for "Louisiana man".
So rosin up that bow for "faded love"
And let's all dance.
If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.

I remember down in Houston
We were puttin' on a show
When a cowboy in the back stood up and yelled,
"Cotton-Eyed Joe"!

He said, "we love what you're doin'.
Boys don't get us wrong,
There's just somethin' missin' in your song.

If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.
That lead guitar is hot,
But not for "Louisiana man".
So rosin up that bow for "faded love"
And let's all dance.
If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.

So we dusted off our boots and put our cowboy hats on straight.
Them Texans raised the roof when Jeff opened up his case.
You say y'all all want to two-step. you say ya want to doe-si-doe.
Well, here's a fiddlin' song before we go.

If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.
That lead guitar is hot,
But not for "Louisiana man".
So rosin up that bow for "faded love"
And let's all dance.
If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.

If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.
That lead guitar is hot,
But not for "Louisiana man".
So rosin up that bow for "faded love"
And let's all dance.
If you're gonna play in Texas,
You gotta have a fiddle in the band.


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"If You're Gonna Play in Texas (You Gotta Have a Fiddle in the Band)" as written by Danny Joe Mitchell Danny Mitchell

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    General CommentWhat is going on with "That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisianna Man"
    I thought they were in Texas?
    nj13on April 26, 2004   Link
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    General Comment"Louisiana Man" is a song, genius... which is why it is in quotes in the above context.

    I think this song is about if you are in a country band and you are playing in the state of Texas... then you better have a band member playing the fiddle. Deep
    defuncton June 16, 2004   Link
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    General CommentCould Yellowcard be a big draw to Texas. There are a punk rock band and they have a fiddle?

    :)
    OpinionHeadon October 13, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYou've got to be a country fan living in Texas to understand this song! A real country band in Texas does not go without a fiddle player.
    apaintedbarnon December 21, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThats it, I'm moving to Texas.
    TwistedSisteron July 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's quite obvious the meaning, but I love it. So true! and the fiddle work is amazing! I play so I know!
    bmwmusicgirlon July 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song too, but always wondered why they said "loo-siana man" when they're in texas. This song reminds me of my sister, She loves Alabama, and loves to just yell out that part..."cotton eyed joe!"
    Brunicason January 14, 2009   Link

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