Renditions of “The Eyes of Texas”
For more than a century, “The Eyes of Texas” has found its way into virtually every genre of music, including numerous band versions that incorporate quotes from other Texas standards like “Deep in the Heart of Texas” and “The Yellow Rose of Texas.” The song has been arranged for full symphony, string quartet, and mariachi in addition to others. When The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon came to campus in 2019, Gucci Mane and The Roots even performed a trap version.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you all the livelong day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you, you cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them at night or early in the morning.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you till Gabriel blows his horn.
Wind arrangement by Brian Shaw
Audio of wind instruments playing “The Eyes of Texas”
Miró Quartet’s 2003 Recording
Audio of string quartet playing “The Eyes of Texas”
Performance by Bilik
Audio of wind ensemble playing “The Eyes of Texas”
Billboard Intro., Longhorn Radio Network, arrangement/production by Barrett & Harwell
Audio of band playing “The Eyes of Texas”