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Arkey Blues in Bandera, Texas  

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A picker's circle at the legendary Arkey Blues honkey-tonk in Bandera, Texas.   People just show up and join in. They usually have a spare guitar if you don't have your own.  I love that double bass player standing up in the back. Note the sawdust all over the floor.  Photo by me, Traces of Texas.


Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

Posted : 23rd December 2019 6:41 pm
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Robert Earl Keen sings about Arkey Blues and Feelin' Good Again:



Standin' down on Main Street
Across from Mr. Blues
In my faded leather jacket
And my weathered Brogan shoes
A chill north wind was blowin'
But the spring was comin' on
As I wondered to myself
Just how long I had been gone
So I strolled across old Main Street
Walked down a flight of stairs
Stepped into the hall
And saw all my friends were there
A neon sign was flashin', "Welcome, come on in"
It feels so good feelin' good again
My favorite band was playin'
An Otis Redding song
When they sang the chorus
Everybody sang along
Dan and Margarita
Were swayin' side by side
I heard they were divorcin'
But I guess they let it slide
And I wished I had some money
With which to buy a round

I wished I'd cashed my paycheck
Before I came to town
But I reached into my pocket
Found three twenties and a ten
It feels so good feelin' good again

There was old man Perkins
Sittin' on his stool
Watchin' Butch and Jimmy John
Talkin' loud and playin' pool
The boys from Silver City
Were standin' by the fire
Singin' like they thought
They were the Tabernacle choir
And I wanted you to see 'em all
I wished that you were there
I looked across the room
And saw you standin' on the stair
And when I caught your eye
I saw you break into a grin
It feels so good feelin' good again
It feels so good feelin' good again


This post was modified 2 years ago 6 times by tracesoftexas

Beauty is only skin deep but Texas is to the bone.

Posted : 23rd December 2019 6:45 pm