If You Ever Go to Houston

Album: Together Through Life (2009)
  • On this Texas-dancehall jump, the character sends messages to three sisters in Dallas; two receive friendly greetings but the third is warned to "Pray the Sinner's Prayer." In an interview on his website, Dylan was asked what he meant by the Sinner's Prayer. He replied: "That's the one that begins with "Father forgive me for I have sinned."
  • Los Lobos' David Hildago, whose accordion was a signature sound on Together Through Life, told Uncut magazine January 2010 about the recording of this song: "It started out like a Jimmy Reed tune and it ended up… Bob was playing organ, he started this riff, and it went from this completely other thing, to what it is now. It was fun to be in the room when it happened."


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