WATCH: Jimmy Fallon’s epic ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy’ in Austin

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon’s epic ‘Thank God I’m a Country Boy’ in Austin November 9, 2019

As sweeps stunts go, this is in a league of its own. This opened Thursday’s “Tonight Show” broadcast from Texas.

(I’m pretty sure John Denver wouldn’t recognize some of the lyrics, but he was so 20th century…)

UPDATE: The good people at CMT.com offered a transcription of the new lyrics:

Well life here in Austin is kinda laid back
Got drunk on Dirty Sixth ‘fore I even unpacked
Let’s drink another beer before we head back
Thank God I’m a country boy

Well a Texas kinda life got a real kinda charm
Met a dude named Bevo on a Longhorn farm
Bled burnt orange when he poked me in the arm
Thank God I’m a country boy

Gimme brisket and ribs, a side of fried pickles
Suck down queso, get thick in the middle
Ate hot sauce till it came out my nipples
Thank God I’m a country boy

When my work’s all done and I got a couple bucks
I grab a Bird scooter and I hit the food trucks
Top of my lungs screamin’ “O-U sucks!”
Thank God I’m a country boy

Got a giant belt buckle, boots made of leather
Hot-ass weather, I don’t need a sweater
The hats are all big here, and bigger is better
Thank God I’m a country boy

Gimme brisket and ribs, a side of fried pickles
Drink a Lone Star, pass out by the griddle
Playin’ my guitar counts as workin’ out a little
Thank God I’m a country boy

Gimme brisket and ribs, a side of fried pickles
Drink a Lone Star, pass out by the griddle
Get my stomach pumped at the county hospital
Thank God I’m a country boy!

There’s more here, but just watch it below for yourself, alright alright alright …


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