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My Heart's Tonight In Texas

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My Heart's Tonight In Texas


In the [G]distant state of Texas 

By the [C]silver Rio [G]Grande

Strolled a couple out one evening

Was two [D]sweethearts hand in hand

Was a [G]rich man's pretty daughter 

And the [C]lad she loved so [G]dear

Though tomorrow they must [D]part for many a [G]year


My heart's tonight in Texas

Though I'm far across the sea

The band is playing Dixie

And that's where I long to be

Dad says the earl I'll marry

But although here is my hand

My heart's tonight in Texas

By the silver Rio Grande

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To Europe she was going 

To become a lady grand

For her father hoped an 

Earl of course she'll wed

But she went away next morning 

And her heart was true to Jack

A letter came one day and this it read


At a stately ball in England 

Stood the Texas lass one night

The scenes were all splendid 

And the light were dizzyingly bright

The earl knelt beside her

Asking her to be his bride

But her thoughts were by the silver Rio Grande

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