If You're Gonna Play in Texas (recorded at Billy Bob's) | Alabama cover

NOTE: the temp was low and the guitar refused to stay in tune but I still liked this take best - sorry if that bothers anyone. I decided to take a trip to the legendary Billy Bob's Texas (the world's largest honky tonk) for this morning's video. I chose a 1984 Alabama tune that I felt was perfect for this iconic venue. I hope y'all like it. Yeehaw!

Intro - 0:00
Song - 0:43

See a playlist of more Sunday Songs here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwIixlr7C6KVoYgWrIwlr-AOhJif0xzTB

And a playlist of more Travel Videos here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwIixlr7C6KVo5ZzMXUe3kAhCAWWTjpQ9

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Comment by Poorness Studios on February 9, 2023 at 3:38am

Ha ha. So true. Thanks for checking it out RTZ.

Comment by RTZGUITARS on February 7, 2023 at 4:58pm

What's Tuning. Just being at Jerry Lee and Jimmy's  double first cousins place is cool

Comment by Poorness Studios on February 7, 2023 at 10:36am

Thanks for checking out AD. It's such a fun venue... gotta keep it Texas as they say. I love the way the cajon and CBG sound together. It's big and raw.

Comment by A.D.EKER on February 7, 2023 at 9:56am

Out of tune is it not CBG mandetory ? it gives that Yeeha instant juice to the tune Kale  as a electronic enginier  you are to pricise sometimes ,no excuse needed ! i allway new billy Bob is not to much of the sorry kind ! great location, Fun Tune ! like that painted Cagon whit the heel plopper its got a good thudd in there ! Thumbs up Poorness !!

Comment by Poorness Studios on February 7, 2023 at 2:33am

Thanks John. I'm not sure I would be all that graceful on a bull (mechanical or otherwise) but then again... I'm not graceful anyway.

Comment by Uncle John on February 7, 2023 at 2:21am

Looks pretty warm down there!   Good song and the guitar and singing sound good to me, but I think it would have been better had you been riding a mechanical bull.   Just saying.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on February 5, 2023 at 4:20pm

Thanks Kale! I see you are handling the 7ths and minor chords the same way I am.

Comment by Poorness Studios on February 5, 2023 at 4:18am

This is definitely the Slingers Technique Doug. You can use this for the model. I followed this same song structure.


Use 0-0-0 for the G, 5-5-5 for the C, 7-7-7 for the D7, and 9-9-9 for the Em. Yes I realize the latter 2 are D5 and E5 but they work.

Comment by Doug Thorsvik on February 5, 2023 at 3:58am

1-finger CBGslinging with your 3-string CBG; love it! Great job Kale. Please send the chart so I can add it to our songbook. Happy Sunday!

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