Bob Wills: Big Balls in Cowtown

I am not sure how I managed to go through so many years of life without having heard the upbeat anthem known as Big Balls in Cowtown. And now that I have finally been exposed to it, I’ve got a serious earworm that has lasted for days. It has also prompted me to try and share the joy this song brings me by posting a video for your entertainment.

Also, having not heard it before, it has prompted a bit of research on my part to discover who brought this song into the world. A general search on the song title brings up lots of links to George Strait, but he’s too young for the time period the lyrics refer to (Eatin’ saltine crackers, ten cents a pound). Turns out the version I heard is from Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, and was written by Hoyle Nix.

Tip o’ the hat to Hack, Stitch and Buckshot for passing on this gem of a song.

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