George Strait Amarillo By Morning
On The Acoustic

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George Strait Amarillo By Morning
Chords And Lyrics
Demo Tips & Pdf

Terry Stafford and Paul Frasier co-wrote this song and Stafford recored it in 1973 and had a top 30 hit. This song was actually a B-side to a song called "Say Has Anybody Seen My Gypsy Rose", which was the A-Side when Staffed released the single in June of 73. By October, they realized Amarillo By Morning was getting more airplay, so they re-released the single and flipped sides, putting Amarillo By Morning on the A-Side. 

George Strait recorded the song in 1982 for his album "Strait From The Heart" and released the single in 1983, scoring a #4 hit on the country charts in the US and hit #1 in Canada.

Chris Ledoux also covered the song before George Strait back in 1975. 

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = No
  • Rhythm = root down up root up down up and repeat
  • Picking = Yes 
  • Chords = D, Gbm, G, A7, Gmaj7, A, E, Abm, A, B7, Amaj7 

George Strait
Amarillo By Morning Lyrics

Amarillo by morning, up from San Antoine
Everything that I've got is just what I've got on
When that sun is high in that sky - I'll be bucking it to county fair
Amarillo by morning, 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
Well I'll be looking for eight when they pull that gate
And I'm hoping that judge ain't blind
Amarillo by morning, Amarillo's on my mind.

Amarillo by morning, up from San Antoine
Everything that I've 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 morning, Amarillo's where I'll be
Amarillo by morning, Amarillo's where I'll be.

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