Texas'll Have to Do

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Written by Lynn Adler, Lindy Hearne, Hal Greenwood

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10. TEXAS’LL HAVE TO DO | I had a friend Amelia – in Omaha, Nebraska. We borrowed a car and headed south. Robbed a Honk N Holler in Stilwell, Oklahoma. Breakin’ for the border when a piston went out. She said...| “You’re too slow to go to Mexico. Too slow to go to Mexico. Too slow to go to Mexico. Texas’ll have to do.” | In Ellis County, Texas we got a marriage license. Found a Baptist preacher and tied the knot. Borrowed his Toyota. It was old and aggravated. Pulled it off the road, but she would not stop. She said...| CHORUS | She put me in the backseat – then she followed after. Said, “Life’s too short and I been waiting too long!” Rollin’ in the moonlight. Foggin’ up the windows. Got some sort of rhythm, and she sang this little song. |CHORUS | We never heard the sirens ‘til they pulled us off the highway. She tore from the car – left me far behind. Said, “Don’t run Amelia. You know they’re gonna catch you. You won’t make the border. You don’t have time!” | CHORUS | Lights caught us in the shadows as the shots rang out. They hit me in the shoulder. They got her in the chest. Now I sit in Huntsville slowly growin’ older, waitin’ for release so I can go where she rests. | CHORUS | W&M LYNN ADLER, LINDY HEARNE & HAL GREENWOOD © EARTHEN VESSEL MUSIC (ASCAP)

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from Second Nature (2014), released September 1, 2014
Lynn Adler & Lindy Hearne on Vocals, Lindy Hearne on Guitar, Kate Hearne on Lead Guitar, Lloyd Maines on Pedal Steel, Glenn Fukunaga on Bass, Pat Manske on Drums/Percussion.

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Adler & Hearne Winnsboro, Texas

From Texas’ upper east side near the rural arts hamlet of Winnsboro, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed “organic song farmers”) tour nationally, serving up fresh-picked songs with jazz undertones in a spirited genre they define simply as "Texas Folk." ... more

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