or
Emmylou Harris

When you're ready for steady to go dancin', romancin'
Grab your sweetheart and jump in your car

Drive right on down to the bright side of town
You'll be glad you don't have to drive far
You'll be happy you don't have to go far
Park your pickups and Cadilacs, Fords and Renaults
And dance like the dickens to the West Texas Waltz
Grandmammy, grandpappy if you plan to stay happy
You better lace up your best dancin shoes

Come see us, don't write us, you can stop your arthritis
Just by dancin' away your blues
Just by dancin' away your blues
So bind up your bunions with band-aids and gauze
Come dance like the dickens to the West Texas Waltz

SOLO

I met a fine banker and I'd sure like to thank him
For the credit he gave me made me shout

He changed my whole attitude and to show him ny gratitude
I decided I'd just ask him out.
Yes I thought I just might ask her out
I said close up your windows, honey, lock up your vaults
And dance like the dickens to the West Texas Waltz
We spent the next to the last dollar in the old ice cream parlor
On a milkshake and a malt and a pop

Then we heard us some sounds, there was a honky tonk lounge
Right Next to the ice cream shop
Next door to the ice cream shop
Now only two things are better than milkshakes and malts
And one is dancin' like the dickens to the West Texas Waltz
And the other is somethin', but really it's nothin'
To speak of it's somethin' to do

If you've done it before, you'll be doin' it some more
Just as soon as the dancin' is through
Right after the dancin' is through
And if anybody asks you why, just tell it's because
You been dancin' like the dickens to the West Texas Waltz.

Written by GEORGE BUTCH HANCOCK
Published by BUG MUSIC

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