Which Texas City Is Named in 'This Old Porch'?

RECEIVED Wed., Dec. 3, 2003

I can only hope that Margaret Moser's addition of Duran Duran's "Rio" in the number fifteen slot of her top fifteen songs with Texas cities in the title is evidence of fatigue or desperation due to a tight deadline. May I offer some help? James McMurtry's "Levelland," Robert Earl Keen's "This Old Porch" or "The Armadillo Jackal," and Steve Fromholz's "Texas Trilogy" would have been admirable and accurate additions (even though with Keen's songs the cities are mentioned in the body of the song, not the title). The note that the Duran Duran song has the line "dance across the Rio Grande" as reason for the inclusion doesn't work for me. That river runs through more than Texas; I recall playing in its waters in New Mexico.
Sincerely offering my help,
Kellie Salome
   [Ed.'s Note: The list was compiled from those submitted by about two dozen folks. Margaret Moser wrote the introduction and annotations and helped tabulate the lists, but they do not reflect solely her choices.]
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