From the recording Come Sit By My Fire

Lyrics

My Yellow Rose of Texas

Avon catalogs
On her vanity top
And if it was a weekday
I could sit and play
But when Friday came along
She fixed her beehive up and put her make-up on
Good-bye, it was good to see ya
She'd walk out the front door lookin' bonita

My Yellow Rose of Texas
Those words carved in stone
Makes me miss your bedside
Watching you paint your face from your throne

And then the jukebox played her favorite song
She said, "Watch this shit!" And she started singing along
She said, “Watch this shit!” And she started shimmying away
She cut a rug with her hips that swayed
And she danced the way she wanted to do
She sang the words she wanted to use
Monie Monie became money money
She’d twist so good it’d make you blush my honey

My yellow rose of Texas
Those words carved in stone
Makes me miss your bedside
Watching you paint your face from your throne

She drank a lot of Coors Banquet
Her red lipstick on her menthol cigarette
“Here’s a quarter, call someone who cares”
Her words before Tritt hit the air
But what I miss the most
Is the smell of tortillas she’d toast
Flipping them on her gas stove
That’s my grandma’s home

My yellow rose of Texas
Those words carved in stone
Makes me miss your bedside
Watching you paint your face from your throne