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You ask me what I like about Texas? Well aside from the obvious, such as @rightangles’ posts and pics, and the bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes in full bloom at the height of spring, the list is exhaustive. We could be here all night long.
Fortunately, 31 years ago during the Texas sesquicentennial, country singer-songwriter Gary P. Nunn put that question and its many answers into a song, from which the following verse comes:
You ask me what I like about Texas?
It’s the big timber ’round Nacogdoches.
It’s driving El Camino Real down to San Antone.
It’s the Riverwalk and Mi Tierra,
Jammin’ out with Bongo Joe,
The stories of the Menger Hotel and the Alamo.
(You remember the Alamo!)
Here’s a video clip of Nunn performing the song on “The Texas Connection,” a weekly program that was broadcast on The Nashville Network during the ’80s and ’90s, live from Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. The song begins just past the one minute mark:
God bless you, Texas. I miss you dearly.Published in