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Heart of Texas  Billy Joe Shaver

performed by Billy Joe Shaver and Waylon Jennings.
Verse 1:
[G] The heart of Texas is where i was born
By twist of fate the lonestar state's where i'm [C/G]coming from
God almighty's been g[G]ood to me
Verse 2:
[G] Where i grow'd up learning about the Alamo
With a swelling pride down deep inside me saying [C/G]go man go
You can be all you w[G]ant to be
[G] Yeah it's r[D]ight there where the best is
S[C/G]mack dab in the heart of Texas,th[G]ank you Mam
Verse 3:
[G] Papa run off before i was born
Mama picked cotton just to raise us kids in the [C/G]Texas sun
We grew up in the co[G]tton fields
Verse 4:(Waylon,Billy Joe)
[G] So i learned how to work and i learned how to fight
I learned how to put a bunch of words together as the y[C/G]ears rolled by
God gave me a w[G]ay to go
Verse 5:(Waylon,Billy Joe)
[G] When my sweetheart listened to the songs i played
She said i love you honey,but there ain't much money in a [C/G]serenade
I need a man with a r[G]eal job
Bridge:(Waylon,Billy Joe)
[G] Now she's b[D]ack there where i left her
G[C/G]od knows i still think about her n[G]ow and then
But she kn[D]ows these clothes i'm wearin'
Is the [C/G]kind that shirt tails always flappin' i[G]n the wind
Verse 6:
[G] I made my music from coast to coast
Been over the water,couldn't get no hotter then i [C/G]dang near froze
Remember the [G]Alamo
Verse 7:
[G] The road was long but the heart is strong
I was Texas born and raised and Texas is s[C/G]till my home
Texas is ho[G]me sweet home
Bridge2:(Billy Joe,Waylon)
Where my s[D]ongs are always playing
And them [C/G]good ol' Texas gals say honey "now wh[G]ere ya been?"
Thanks to David M. Potter ( for the lyrics.
Perret Charles-Amir :

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