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Alabama - If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) (LIVE at Farm Aid)

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Alabama's hit song "If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band)" is so much fun, especially when performed live.


It was written by Murray Kellum and Dan Mitchell and released in 1984 as the third single on Alabama's Roll On album. Incredibly, it was the their 14th consecutive #1 hit! It rocketed to that #1 spot on both the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles and Canadian RPM Country Tracks.

"If You're Gonna Play In Texas" is a high energy tune that forces us back to the band's country roots, as it mentions "Faded Love" by Bob Wills, "Cotton-Eyed Joe", two stepping and do-si-doing! Obviously the main reference is to the fiddle, which is a must in all bluegrass situations!

Alabama's performance at Farm Aid in 1986 was definitely a sight to see! Their energetic methods were enjoyed by thousands of people in the audience, and even now, it's still an incredibly fun listen!

Check it out below.

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If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

I remember down in Houston we were puttin' on a show
When a cowboy in the back stood up and yelled, "Cotton-Eyed Joe"!
He said, "We love what you're doin', boys don't get us wrong
There's just somethin' missin' in your song"

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

So we dusted off our boots and put our cowboy hats on straight
Them Texans raised the roof when Jeff opened up his case
You say y'all all wanna two-step
You say ya wanna doe-si-doe
Well, here's your fiddlin' song before we go

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band

If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
That lead guitar is hot but not for "Louisiana Man"
So rosin up that bow for "Faded Love" and let's all dance
If you're gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band
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