"If You Ever Go to Houston" as written by Robert C. Hunter and Bob Dylan....
If you ever go to Houston
Better walk right
Keep your hands in your pockets
And your gun-belts tied
If you're asking for drama
If you're looking for a fight
If you ever go to Houston
Boy you better walk right

If you're ever down there
On Bagby and Lamar
You better watch out for
The man with the shining star
Better know where you're going
Or stay where you are
If you're ever down there
On Bagby and Lamar

Well, I know these streets
I've been here before
I nearly got killed here
During the Mexican War
Something always
Keeps me coming back for more
I know these streets
I've been here before

If you ever go to Dallas
Say hello to Mary-Ann
Say I'm still looking along the trigger
Hanging on the best I can
If you see her sister Lucy
Say I'm sorry I'm not there
Tell her other sister Nancy
To pray the sinner's prayer

I gotta a restless fever
Burnin' in my brain
Got to keep right forward
Can't spoil the game
The same way I'll leave here
Will be the way that I came
I gotta a restless fever
Burnin' it in my brain

Mr. policeman
Can you help me find my gal?
Last time I saw her
Was at the Magnolia Motel
If you help me find her
You can be my pal
Mr. policeman
Can you help me find my gal?

If you ever go to Austin
Fort Worth or San Anton'
Find the barrooms I got lost in
And send my memories home
Put my tears in a bottle
Screw the top on tight
If you ever go to Houston
Boy you'd better walk right


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"If You Ever Go to Houston" as written by Bob Dylan Robert C. Hunter

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    General CommentMidnight Special
    RPMon October 13, 2016   Link
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    General Commentcan't stress the mexican war too much, interesting that he also brings up the war of 1812 in "if i can't work up to you..." but regarding the line "still looking along the trigger"....I hear the line as "still pulling on the trigger" (hanging on the best I can) which gives the thought craziness but it makes more sense than "looking along". you don't look along the trigger, although I suppose that is even more crazy, if you were to. 'pulling on the trigger' also suggests doing something, acting, taking a shot. the 'hanging on the best i can" is a nice understatement, he's doing a little better than that.
    hank113986on September 11, 2018   Link

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