Beautiful Texas

Beautiful Texas

Words and music by W. Lee O’Daniel.


You’ve all read the beautiful stories
Of the countries far over the sea
From whence came our ancestors
To establish this land of the free

There are some folks who still like to travel
To see what they have over there
But when they go look
It’s not like to book
And they find there is none to compare

To beautiful, beautiful Texas
Where the beautiful bluebonnets grow
We’re proud of our fore-fathers
Who fought at the Alamo

You can live on the plains or the mountains
Or down where the sea-breezes blow
And you’re still in beautiful Texas.
The most beautiful place that I know.

You can travel on beautiful highways
By the city, the village and farm
Or sail up above on the skyways
And the beauty below you will charm

White cotton, green forests, blue rivers
Golden wheat fields and fruit trees that bear
You can look till doomsday
And then you will say
That Texas has beauty to spare

Oh! beautiful, beautiful Texas
Where the beautiful bluebonnets grow
We’re proud of our fore-fathers
Who fought at the Alamo

You can live on the plains or the mountains
Or down where the sea-breezes blow
And you’re still in beautiful Texas.
The most beautiful place that I know.

In this song about beautiful Texas
There is one thing we just have to say
About six million people
Who’re proud that they’re here to stay

It’s great to be healthy and happy
And that seems to be our good fate
So let us all smile
For life is worthwhile
When we live in this beautiful state.

Of beautiful, beautiful Texas
Where the beautiful bluebonnets grow
We’re proud of our fore-fathers
Who fought at the Alamo

You can live on the plains or the mountains
Or down where the sea-breezes blow
And you’re still in beautiful Texas.
The most beautiful place that I know.


Transcribed from original sheet music published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., 1933.

As sung by Leon Huff with W. Lee O’Daniel and his Light Crust Doughboys, Vocalion 02621, recorded October 10, 1933.