Ernest Tubb - Waltz Across Texas

First performance: 09/11/1980


Bruce played the song only once :
1980-11-09 Special Events Center, Austin, TX 

Show again features instrumental "The Yellow Rose Of Texas", this time briefly played as an lead-in to "Rosalita (Come Out Tonight)". "Waltz Across Texas" is played in its entirety, all the verses plus sax solo, in its only known Springsteen performance. Bruce says someone gave him an Ernest Tubb album before the show. "



"Waltz Across Texas" is taken from the album : "Another Story" . Ernest Dale Tubb (February 9, 1914 - September 6, 1984), nicknamed the Texas Troubadour, was an American singer and songwriter and one of the pioneers of country music. His biggest career hit song, "Walking the Floor Over You" (1941), marked the rise of the honky tonk style of music. In 1948, he was the first singer to record a hit version of "Blue Christmas", a song more commonly associated with Elvis Presley and his mid-1950s version. Another well-known Tubb hit was "Waltz Across Texas" (1965), which became one of his most requested songs and is often used in dance halls throughout Texas during waltz lessons. Tubb recorded duets with the then up-and-coming Loretta Lynn in the early 1960s, including their hit "Sweet Thang". Tubb is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist


When we dance together my world's in disguise it's a fairyland tale that come true
And when you look at me with those stars in your eyes
I could waltz across Texas with you
Waltz across Texas with you in my arms waltz across Texas with you
Like a storybook ending I'm lost in your charms
And I could waltz across Texas with you

My heartaches and troubles are just up and gone the moment that you come in view
And with your hand in mine dear I could dance on and on
And I could waltz across Texas with you
Waltz across Texas...