10 Songs About San Antonio You Should Know By Heart 

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Yep, that's right! Ten songs to make you proud to be living in the Alamo City.
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"San Antonio Rose"
Patsy Cline
Originally a hit for Texas Swing outfit Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, the classic Queen of Country gives it her trademark croon. I wonder if she ever went walkin’ after midnight on the “moonlit path beside the Alamo.”


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"Tacoland"
Dead Milkmen
Penned in reverence to the for Ram Ayala-owned cantina and rock bar (now Viva Taco Land), this number is a punk classic from the silly band from Philly which includes such pleasing lines as “When I feel my world is lost, I go to Tacoland and I get really tossed.” [sic] True enough.



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"San Antone"
Garrett T. Capps ­
Altough the 7” single will not be released until Record Store Day (April 16 at Southtown Vinyl), take yourself and a visitor down to a Capps’ show for a taste of the new school of honky tonk ‘n’ roll.


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"Amarillo by Morning"
George Strait
A classic from King George, this melancholy rodeo number is chock so full of descriptive wordplay and bummer one-liners you’ll think you’re in the truck next to Strait, heading to Amarillo “up from San Antone” with nothing but the shirt on your back and nary a dime in your pocket.



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"Folsom Prison Blues"
Johnny Cash ­
Perhaps the most famous country song about San Antonio, this Cash classic has the enviable distinction of being so superbly fitted for the man with the mineshaft-deep voice that it’s lyric “On down to San Antone” can hardly even be sounded out by most. But it’s always a blast to try.


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"San Antonio"
Pure Prairie League
The smooth country rockers will tug at just about every heartstring on the guitarron of your corazon with this tune, gentle as a spring breeze by Woodlawn Lake.


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"San Antonio Stroll"
Tanya Tucker
As a transplant of South Carolina, also represented in this fine two-steppin’ number from one of country music’s first female child stars, Tanya Tucker, this is my step-into-the-party jam. Except no one ever plays it at any parties … ever.


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"(Is Anybody Goin' To) San Antone"
Texas Tornados
This Charley Pride hit, the third number one for the African-American country crooner, was a Doug Sahm favorite and is always a crowd pleaser amongst the hicks, hippies and everything in between.


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"San Antonio"
Willie Nelson
The second track off of the Redheaded Stranger’s 1968 album Texas in my Soul comes complete with Willie’s trademark early-years baritone croon, a marimba and nylon-stringed guitar that places you right in the heart of San Antone during Fiesta.


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"Popovich (Nasty Game)"
Arik Henig and X Beautiful
This homage to the most winning coach in all of sports history and needer-of-nasty, Gregg Popovich, is just flat out hilarious. From Israel with love.


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"San Antonio Rose"
Patsy Cline
Originally a hit for Texas Swing outfit Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys, the classic Queen of Country gives it her trademark croon. I wonder if she ever went walkin’ after midnight on the “moonlit path beside the Alamo.”


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