Matt Crider requested this song. An interesting sidenote -- Tulsa Time and
Achy Breaky Heart are exactly the same and can be done interchangeably.
The line dancers do "Four Corners" among other things to it. There is a
distinctive intro and tag that sounds good when played on the guitar's bass
strings - maybe someone good at tab will be kind enough to send that in.
(I play it, but I'm slow at developing the tab lines.) The bass lines
played during the song are also quite important to the "Tulsa Time sound".
Recorded by: Don Williams
I left Oklahoma, driving in a pontiac,
Just about to lose my mind
I was going' to Arizona, maybe on to California,
Where the people all live so fine
My mama says I'm lazy, my baby thinks I'm crazy,
Gonna show 'em all this time
Now you know I ain't a'foolin', I don't need no more schoolin'
I was born to just walk the line.
Livin' on Tulsa time, Livin' on Tulsa time
Well you know I've been through it, 'cause I set my watch back to it,
Livin' on Tulsa time.
Well, there I was in Hollywood, wishin' I was doin' good
Talkin' on the telephone line
They don't need my in the movies, and nobody sings my songs
I guess I'm just a'wastin' time
Well, then I got to thinkin', man I'm really sinkin'
And I really had a flash this time
I had no business leavin', then nobody would be grievin'
If I went on back to Tulsa time.
Tom Rivers, Sr.