San Antonio Stroll

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"San Antonio Stroll" is a song written by Peter Noah, and recorded by American country music artist Tanya Tucker. It was released in August 1975 as the second single from the album Tanya Tucker. The song was Tucker's fifth number one on the country chart. The single stayed at number one for a single week and spent a total of eleven weeks on the country chart. One year later, Maury Finney recorded an instrumental version as the b-side to his single "Maiden's Prayer."


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When I was a child down in South Caroline
Soon as Saturday sun went on down.
My folks and sister would go and leave me home all alone,
Going to that big square dance in town.
Well my old radio would play that old opry show, 
So I never got lonesome or blue.
I'd fall asleep in my chair and dream that I was right there, 
Just singing the whole night through.
When my folks would come home, they'd be humming a song,
Mama'd smile and say: "Child, don't you know,
"There ain't a thing in this world to make you fall in love girl, 
"Like the San Antonio Stroll?" 

Well the day finally come when my mama said, "Hun,
"It's 'bout time you came with us as well."
Well, I had me a time, yes, I danced all the night,
Till they rang that ol' cracked-midnight bell.
Then the lights went down low, the fiddler picked up his bow, 
And he played something stately and slow.
And my sister Eileen and her husband-to-be,
They held hands and began to stroll. 
I've been away for a while, but it still brings a smile,
When I think of the way that it goes.
Now I'll sing it to you just so we both can do,
That old San Antonio Stroll.

Yes, I'll sing it to you just so we all can do, 
That old San Antonio Stroll.

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Tanya Tucker

Tanya Denise Tucker (born October 10, 1958, in Seminole, Texas) is a female American country music artist who had her first hit, "Delta Dawn", in 1972 at the age of 13. Over the succeeding decades, Tucker became one of the few child performers to mature into adulthood without losing her audience, and during the course of her career, she notched a streak of Top 10 and Top 40 hits. She has had several successful albums, several Country Music Association award nominations, and hit songs such as 1973's "What's Your Mama's Name?" and "Blood Red and Goin' Down," 1975's "Lizzie and the Rainman," and 1988's "Strong Enough to Bend". more »

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Written by: PETER NOAH

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