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Texas Twist (written 1/2000, recorded 05/2016) I have always been a big Lyle Lovett fan and so here I tried writing a light-hearted song in the style of one of my big musical influences.

Guitars used: Acoustic Rhythm on a 2011 "The Loar" LH-309-VS archtop (doubled with a 2005 American Std Tele with Kinmans thru a Fender Pro Junior amp). The swing rhythm electric duties were done with my 1959 Gretsch 6117 thru a Fender Blues Deluxe RI (on the right channel) and the same Tele as above thru the Fender Blues Deluxe on the left channel. Bass was courtesy of Elvira, my 1999 Cremona Upright and the cool lead guitar sound was provided via my 2000 Danelectro Baritone RI thru the Fender Blues Deluxe.

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We were all out last night with nothing to do
I said you take Claudette, I’ll take Mary Lou
Hold my hand girl, come with me
I got something you should see

Well they looked a little nervous so I gave ‘em a wink
You know me pretty well ladies but it’s not what you think
It’s a little side step that you don’t step alone
You’re gonna wanna do it all night long


Well you just move your hips like you got nothing to lose
The way you use it girl you’re so cool
You can twist it with a friend or dance it in a line
It’s in the way that you hold your body to mine
They’ll be doing it in Raleigh, North Platte Nebraska
Way down in Wyoming, all the way to Alaska
It’s kinda got a Hillbilly gist
It’s a little thing I call the Texas twist


Well we’ve been twisting together for quite some time
Just me and Mary Lou and Claudette sometimes
No one can twist my world the way that you do
I wanna do a little Texas Twistin with you!


Well you just move your hips like you got nothing to lose
The way you use it girl you’re so cruel
You can twist it with a friend or dance it all night
It’s in the way that you hold your body to mine
We’ll be doing it in Raleigh, North Platte Nebraska
Way down in Wyoming, all the way to Alaska
It’s kinda got a Hillbilly gist
Come on girl just one kiss
All the good Cowboys and Girls are doing the Texas Twist
Texas Twist Texas Twist Come on now Texas Twist

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from Tales of The Bed Yam, released October 1, 2016

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Brett Allen Gregory Livermore, California

I've always been compelled to write.

Early on it was journaling and poetry, but then that merged with my guitar addiction to become songwriting.

The process was always a bit manic, pressured, as if a large gorilla had stepped into my room, grabbed me by the lapels and said, "I will not let you sleep until you write this idea down." And so for years the gorilla and I danced madly thru the night.
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