When you're ready for steady 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 pick-ups
And Cadillacs and Fords and Renaults
Then dance like the dickens
To the West Texas Waltz

Grandmammy and grandpappy, if you wanna stay happy
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
And band-aids and gauzes
And come dance like the dickens
To the West Texas Waltz

I met a fine banker and I'd sure like to thank him
All the credit he gave me made me shout
He changed my whole attitude and to show him my gratitude
I decided I'd just ask him out
Yes, I thought I just might ask him out

I said, "Close up your windows
And lock up your vaults
Lets go dance like the dickens
To the West Texas Waltz"

We spent the next two last dollar in the old ice cream parlor
On a milkshake and a malt and a pop
Then we heard us some sounds, it was a honky tonk lounge
'Bout next to the ice cream shop
Next door to the ice cream shop

Now only two things are better
Than milkshakes and malts
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
And 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

If anybody asks you why
Just tell 'em it's because
You been dancin' like the dickens
To the West Texas Waltz
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West Texas Waltz Lyrics

Flaco Jimenez – West Texas Waltz Lyrics

Songwriters: GEORGE BUTCH HANCOCK
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