“Hello, Webb County” by Bo Depeña

I subscribe to Texas Music Magazine and on this summer’s CD there was a song I really liked and as I couldn’t find the lyrics posted anywhere on the Web, I decided to share them on my blog. The song is “Hello, Webb County,” by Bo Depeña. As I work so much in the Rio Grande Valley, from Laredo to Brownsville, and hoping soon to expand to the upper Rio Grande Valley, I love to discover songs about South Texas and the border country.  I hope to add this song to my show, Songs & Stories of the Rio Grande Valley. Bo Depeña’s website is HERE:
Here are the lyrics for this great song:

“Hello, Webb County” by Bo Depeña

V. 1 I was born in San Anton,
But I never did pay it no mind.
Cause my parents moved down to a border town,
Where they ran into some troubled times,
Though I couldn’t call it paradise,
It surely was one of a kind,
Down in the Valley where the whitetail run
On the US Mexico line.

Hello, Webb County
I’m coming home to you,
Though it may be far from heaven,
It’s the best that I can do.

V. 2 I met me a girl in Austin,
And I followed her to New Orleans,
I ended up in New York City
With nothing but a pair of jeans,
Then I made my way to the mountains west,
To the Rockies and the evergreens,
But I couldn’t shake these homesick blues
With the Rio flowing in my veins.


V. 3 When the winters get cold and lonely,
It takes me to another time.
Before the bust, before the war,
When everyone was getting by,
It’ll never quite feel like home again,
But I’ll love it till the day I die,
When the sun goes down on the border town
On the US Mexico line.

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