“Adalida”, song written by Mike Geiger, Woody Mullis and Michael Huffman was recorded by George Strait for the MCA label on April 18, 1994, at Emerald Studios, Sound Stage Studios, Nashville, TN. On the recording of the album George was accompanied by: Brent Mason (guitar), Steve Gibson (guitar), Paul Franklin (steel), Buddy Emmons (steel), Glenn Worf (bass), Eddie Bayers (drums), Matt Rollings (piano), Steve Nathan (organ and synthesizer), Stuart Duncan (fiddle) and Curtis Young, Liana Mannis (background vocalsl. With the production of Tony Brown and George Strait, the song was released on March 20, 1995, on May 20, 1995, peaked at # 3 on the US Hot Country Songs charts, remaining a total of 20 weeks on the charts. On the Canada Country Tracks charts, it peaked at # 2.
The song was included on George Strait's fifteenth studio album, Lead On (MCA 1994), the album was released on November 8, 1994, on November 26, 1994, peaking at # 1 on the US charts. Top Country Albums, remaining a total of 74 weeks in the charts. On the Canadian RPM Country Albums charts, it peaked at # 3. The album was certified double platinum in the USA.
Belton Richard 1996 (Swallow Records)
Sean Kenny 1997 (Hog Wild Records)
Tim Timebomb 2012 (TTM)
Derek Ryan 2017 (Sharpe Music)
George Strait - Adalida Lyrics
Adalida, pretty little cajun queen
Sweet dixie flower, the belle of the bayou
You're every young man's dream
Adalida, I'd walk through a hurricane
To stand beside you sweet Adalida
I'd swim the Pontchartrain
Oh no, here you coming down the road
With your cotton dress a swishing
You getting some attention
From all the boys in Thibodaux
Oh my, you really filling up their eyes
Smiling and a winking
I know what they're thinking
But I'm the only one who loves you so!
Oh no, the hottest little dish I know
I know you can tell it
You making me so jealous
From my head down to my toes
Oh me, you could make a redneck green
The way that you're a looking
You got me cooking
And I ain’t talking 'bout Etoufee'