Bob Wills Is Still the King Lyrics by Waylon Jennings
Here's a song I wrote on a plane between Dallas and Austin Goin' to El Paso Whoops Now this is what gave us the idea to come down here, This is a song about a guy that probably did as much for Our kind of music as anybody.
Well the Honky Tonks in Texas were my natural second home The way you tip your hat to the ladies in the rose of San Antone
I grew up on music that we call western swing It don't matter whose in Austin, Bob Wills is still the King
Lord, I can still remember the way things were back then In spite of all the hard times I'd live it all again To hear the Texas Playboys and Tommy Duncan sing Makes me proud to be from Texas where Bob Wills is still the King
You can hear the Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville Tennessee Its the home of country music on that we all agree But when you cross that ol' Red River hoss, That just don't mean a thing Once you're down in Texas, Bob Wills is still the King
If you ain't never been there, then I guess you aint been told That you just can't live in Texas unless you got alot of soul Its the home of Willie Nelson, the home of western swing He'll be the first to tell you, Bob Wills is still the King.