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Dallas

Sunday, July 07, 2019

Dallas, 1978-91
Ewing Oil, Southfork cattle ranch, big sprawling feuding family. Yeah, that’s Texas, baby. (Not) Originally, The Show was focused on Bobby (Patrick Duffy) & Pamela (Victoria Principle) Barnes’ marriage - the families were sworn enemies. (Shakespeare, anyone? ) It didn’t take long before Bobby’s older brother, J.R. (Larry Hagman), became the focus of the show, scheming & conniving . The second season ended on a cliff-hanger, “Who Shot J.R.?” The Show started as a 5 part mini- series, became an on-going show, & spawned a spin-off, Knox’s Landing.



Need some more background? Allegedly, in the 1930’s, “Jock” Ewing cheated his partner, “Digger” Barnes of his portion of Ewing Oil, and stole & married Digger’s true love, “Miss Ellie” Southworth. (Poor Digger, he wasn’t Miss Ellie’s true love.) People turned out to be illegitimate sons, out of wedlock babies, killers, schemers, cheaters ... ah, well, Every family has its ups and downs..." (The Lion in Winter).




Dallas Days and Fort Worth Nights, 1994




Under the skies of old Big D he works a nine-to-five
Bending steel and driving nails by phone in a suit and tie
He fights traffic in his Mercedes to put on his cowboy boots
Then he climbs on board his pickup truck and barrels on out of the chute



Dallas days and Fort Worth nights
All day long he sets his sights on ice cold beer and neon lights
From sky high beams to bucking machines he's a single man with a double life
Dallas days and Fort Worth nights



Yeah he's headed honky tonkin' to a place they call Cowtown
He's gonna hit the floor hip-hoppin' just spinnin' when the sun goes down
He'll buy a drink for a cowgirl hopin' to quench her thirst
One that'll take him to heaven and bring him back down to earth
Dallas days and Fort Worth nights...



( guitar - fiddle )

Dallas days and Fort Worth nights...
All day long he sets his sights on ice cold beer and neon lights
Dallas days and Fort Worth nights
Oh Dallas days and Fort Worth nights




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