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George Strait performs "Amarillo By Morning"

"Amarillo by Morning" is a country music song written by Terry Stafford and Paul Fraser, and recorded by Stafford in 1973. Several cover versions have since been made, including a major 1983 hit for George Strait.

Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.

It was covered in 1983 by George Strait. It appeared on Strait's 1982 album Strait from the Heart (LP MCA 5320). It was released on MCA as a single, release number 52162. The publisher's release was January 14, 1983, and the full release came February 16, 1983. The single entered the Billboard Country chart February 12, 1983, peaking at #4

George Strait - Amarillo By Morning lyrics

 

Amarillo by mornin'

Up from San Antone

Everything that I got

Is just what I've got on

When that sun is high in that Texas sky

I'll be buckin' at the county fair

Amarillo by mornin'

Amarillo, I'll be there

They took my saddle in Houston

Broke my leg in Santa Fe

Lost my wife and a girlfriend

Somewhere along the way

But I'll be lookin' for 8 when they pull that gate

And I hope that judge ain't blind

Amarillo by mornin'

Amarillo's on my mind

Amarillo by mornin'

Up from San Antone

Everything that I got

Is just what I've got on

I ain't got a dime but what I got is mine

I ain't rich but Lord I'm free

Amarillo by mornin'

Amarillo's where I'll be

Amarillo by mornin'

Amarillo's where I'll be