Songs I Love To Play: Ft. Worth Blues (Steve Earle Cover)

in music •  6 months ago

Steve Earle is one of my favorite songwriters, so it should be no surprise that he shows up in a series of songs I love to play. "Ft. Worth Blues" is from his album El Corazon from 1997. It's a simple song, and works well as a good slower number at shows. I do hope that you enjoy my version, and my strange way of picking (and my crazy hair!)

In Ft. Worth all the neon's burnin' bright
Pretty lights, red and blue
But they'd shut down all the honky tonks tonight
Say a prayer or two If they only knew

You used to say the highway was your home
But we both know, that ain't true
It's just the only place a man can go
When he don't know, where he's travelin' to

But Colorado's always clean and healin'
And Tennessee in spring is green and cool
It never really was your kind of town
But you went around, with the Ft. Worth blues

Somewhere up beyond the great divide
Where the sky is wide and the clouds are few
A man can see his way clear to the light
Just hold on tight, That's all you gotta do

And they say Texas weather's always changin'
And one thing change'll bring is somethin' new
And Houston really ain't that bad a town
So you hang around with the Ft. Worth blues

There's a full moon over Galway Bay tonight
Silver light, over green and blue
And every place I travel through I find
Some kinda sign, that you've been through

But Amsterdam was always good for grieving
And London never fails to leave me blue
And Paris never was my kinda town
So I walked around with the Ft. Worth blues

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