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Song written by Alan Jackson & Keith Stegall, the song was recorded on January 4, 1991, and released in December 1991, for the label Arista, the song would be included on the album, Do not Rock the Jukebox (Arista 1991) his second album, the song would reach number one on March 21, 1992, would also reach number one on Canadian charts.

Alan was inspired to write the song, after having performed at Billy Bobs, World Famous Texas Honky Tonk, Fort Worth, Texas.

“Dallas” is a song in which the male narrator talks about a lover named Dallas who left him for Dallas, Texas. Then he goes on to say that he wishes Dallas were in Tennessee, both in the city and in his former lover.

Alan Jackson – Dallas lyrics

Dallas packed her suitcase
And drove off in the brand new car I bought her
She made leaving me look easy
I wish she’d made it look a little harder
I took her out of Texas
When she was just a girl
But old Tennessee and me
Couldn’t take Texas out of her

On how I wish Dallas was in Tennessee
If I could move Texas east
Then she’d be here with me
Then nothin’ else would come between the two of us
If Dallas was in Tennessee

By now she’s leaving Memphis
And everything we had behind her
Lord I hope the gold band on her hand
Will serve as a reminder
That true love is a treasure
That’s very seldom found
But you can’t stay together if there’s no common ground

Oh how I wish Dallas was in Tennessee
If I could move Texas east
Then she’d be here with me
Then nothin’ else would come between the two of us
If Dallas was in Tennessee
Oh if Dallas was in Tennessee

Dallas packed her suitcase
And drove off in the brand new car I bought her

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