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Starlightin' Time in Texas

(Bob Nolan)

 

Refrain:
When itís starlightiní time in Texas,
In the skies are the eyes of Texas.
Shininí down from above on the plains that I love,
Calliní this wanderer home,
For my heartís in the heart of Texas
And itís there it will always remain
Till Iím stealiní a kiss from a sweet Southern miss
When itís starlightiní time in Texas.

 

Why do I feel this longiní for that Lone Star home of mine?
Because Iíve seen the sunset clear the way and cause a million stars to shine.

 

"Starlightin' Time in Texas" is one of Bob Nolan's early songs that was obviously written for one of Columbia's Charles Starrett movies but not used. The Sons of the Pioneers liked it well enough to record it for their Orthacoustic radio transcriptions and the sheet music made it into "Bob Nolan's Folio of Original Cowboy Classics No. 2", 1940 by American Music, Inc. The song was registered for copyright on March 30, 1940.

 

Recordings:

1940 Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage"

NBC Thesaurus

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS

 

 

Bob Nolan's Folio of Original Cowboy Classics No. 2

 

 

TRANSCRIPTIONS

Orthacoustic "Symphonies of the Sage" (064076)

NBC Thesaurus 1804 Side B MS-064076-M (same as Orthacoustic #7 Side A)

Teleways Transcriptions: #221

Lucky U program courtesy of Larry Hopper: 24 November 1952. Transcription Disc TR-575, 576

 

Chords courtesy of Jena Fuller