“Texas Morning” Lyrics

Right in the middle of a ten cent scenery
Shuffled and stacked on a postcard rack
There’s a cute little girl with a Shetland pony
She smiles at me, but I can’t smile back

Cactus Jack drinks coffee black
Tells me it’s my lucky day
Five o’clock in the Texas morning and
I’ve come a long, long way
Five o’clock in the Texas morning and
I’ve come a long, long way

She left me cold on a winter’s mornin’
And cold it’s been for a long, long time
She told me Texas was where’s she’s goin’
And I came lookin’, but she’s so hard to find

Cactus Jack drinks coffee black
Tells me it’s my lucky day
Five o’clock in the Texas morning and
I’ve come a long, long way
Five o’clock in the Texas morning and
I’ve come a long, long way

Oh, I don’t know just where I’ll find her
Maybe the soldier with the suitcase saw her
She just said she was goin’ to Texas for a little while
So I’m lookin’ for a girl with light brown hair
And hazel eyes, and she’s not too pretty but a beautiful smile
She just said, “Well, I’m goin’ to Texas for a little while”

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Cook in the back, he’s gettin’ curious
He asks the waitress where I’m from
She just says, “Well, I’ve never seen him
He’s probably just a California bum”

Cactus Jack, he says, “That’s right”
As I walk out into the light
Five o’clock in the Texas morning and
I’ve got a long, long ride
Five o’clock in the Texas morning and
I’ve got a long, long ride

Outside, the sun is up
And the wind blows me
Like a Dixie cup
Down the highway

Appears On…

Albums

Singles

  • Texas Morning / Tumbling Tumbleweeds (1971)