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Jimmy Performs “Thank God I’m a Country Boy” on the Streets of Austin

November 9, 2019


[ “Evil Ways” playing, muffled ] ♪♪ [ Door opening ] [ “Evil Ways” playing ] -Hey. -New York City, huh? -New York City.
[ Glass shatters ] [ Record scratches,
music stops ] -New York City?!
-New York City?! -Yeah. I’m doing a show
here at U.T. Austin. Y-You guys should come. [ Audience laughs ] What? You think
just ’cause I’m from New York, I can’t hang in Texas? I did my research. I watched “Friday Night Lights.” Ate at a restaurant
called Texas Barbecue. In Manhattan. It’s pretty good. Texas is more
than just a word on a shirt that I bought at the airport
20 minutes ago. It’s me. It’s us. We are Texas. I am Texas. And I’m gonna prove it to you. [ Cheers and applause ] [ Knock on door ] ♪♪ ♪ Well, life here in Austin
is kinda laid back ♪ ♪ Got drunk on Dirty Sixth
before I even unpacked ♪ ♪ Let’s drink another beer
before we head back ♪ ♪ Thank God I’m a country boy ♪ ♪ Well, a Texas kind of life
got a real kind of 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 ♪ Come on!
[ Cheers and applause ] ♪ Give me brisket and ribs
and 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 the 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
and boots made a leather ♪ ♪ Hot-ass weather,
I don’t need a sweater ♪ ♪ Hats are all big here,
bigger is better ♪ ♪ Thank God I’m a country boy ♪ ♪♪ ♪ Give me brisket and ribs
and a side of fried pickles ♪ ♪ Drink a Lone Star,
pass out by the griddle ♪ ♪ Playin’ my guitar ’cause
we’re working out a little ♪ ♪ Thank God I’m a country boy ♪ [ Whistle blows,
marching band plays ] [ Crowd cheering ] ♪♪ ♪ Give me brisket and ribs
and 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 ♪ ♪♪ ♪ Now it’s time for the show,
gotta pick up the pace ♪ ♪ Got a room full of Longhorns,
I can’t make ’em wait ♪ ♪ So let’s hear it, come early,
be loud, stay late ♪ ♪ Thank God I’m a country boy ♪ [ Crowd cheering ] ♪♪ ♪ Well, it’s time to start
the show, gonna be a big night ♪ ♪ Gonna party with a crowd
full of lit Austinites ♪ ♪ When I say Texas,
you say fight ♪ ♪ Thank God I’m a country boy ♪
Whoo! -♪ The heart of the Southwest
is deep like Texas ♪ ♪ I went to South-By
and saw two of my exes ♪ ♪ The Lone Star State
that you best not mess with ♪ ♪ They barbecuing cowboy steaks
for breakfast ♪ ♪ Big bossin’ in the land
you could get lost in ♪ ♪ I get love from Stubb’s
to the limits of Austin ♪ ♪ Even though I’m a city boy,
I bring the Philly noise ♪ ♪ Here comes an episode
everybody will enjoy ♪ -♪ Give me brisket and ribs
and a side of fried pickles ♪ ♪ I’m a cowboy now, boy,
little by little ♪ ♪ Raise my hand up
in the Hook ’em, Horns symbol ♪ [ Cheers and applause ] Yeah! Yeah, look at that! Look at that! ♪♪ ♪ Yeah, back in New York where
the lights are all bright ♪ ♪ Got city folks telling me
hop the next flight ♪ But I’ll tell you what. Austin is alright,
alright, alright! [ Cheers and applause ] ♪ Thank God I’m a country boy ♪ Yee-haw! ♪♪ Yeah! ♪♪ [ Cheers and applause ]

100 Comments

  • Reply Greg Khar November 8, 2019 at 11:41 pm

    Yeehawwww

  • Reply A K November 8, 2019 at 11:45 pm

    Thought I could make it to the end… but nahhhh

  • Reply Albert Nurick November 8, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    Nicely done. Hook 'em!

  • Reply Nick Newcombe November 8, 2019 at 11:49 pm

    almost started crying when I saw the Daniel Johnston guy. <3 miss u

  • Reply J Man November 8, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Y'all, my Texas heart is dead after this "music" video

  • Reply erica November 8, 2019 at 11:53 pm

    Would’ve been better if Matthew McConaughey showed up for this one.

  • Reply JoJo Wyatt November 8, 2019 at 11:55 pm

    SAW EM’ OFF 👍🏼

  • Reply Richard Z November 9, 2019 at 12:00 am

    HOOK 'EMM!!!!

  • Reply Inchoker EMP November 9, 2019 at 12:10 am

    He kinda looks like ted mosby

  • Reply hello November 9, 2019 at 12:13 am

    This is the song that the randy marsh (tegridy) “Colorado farm” South Park song is based on btw

  • Reply Ashlee Dahl November 9, 2019 at 12:16 am

    I'm so proud to be from Austin! 💕💕 plz just dont move here lol

  • Reply jac.b 99 November 9, 2019 at 12:18 am

    You may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas – Davy Crockett✊

  • Reply Glen Hines November 9, 2019 at 12:34 am

    Austin. Kind of a fake facade of Texas. Just like this video.

  • Reply Meagan Smith November 9, 2019 at 12:40 am

    “Raise my hand up in the hook ‘em symbol 🤘”

  • Reply Debbie Martin November 9, 2019 at 12:43 am

    Jimmy ! I love you but I live in OKC, you need to come here to make amends to us and OU ! OU doesn't suck. I know you were forced to say it. Haha!

  • Reply WileyCoyote69 November 9, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Sigh. Sometimes I forget. Fallon really does suck.

  • Reply Diane Giovanniello November 9, 2019 at 12:55 am

    This is awesome 👏 thank God I’m a Country boy

  • Reply James Henderson November 9, 2019 at 1:00 am

    Damn. They did that right.

  • Reply Mike Parkinson November 9, 2019 at 1:01 am

    This man is the American James Corden. An unbearable nerd

  • Reply Strawberry Chibi November 9, 2019 at 1:04 am

    I’m in South Korea and this made me tear lol I miss my Texas.

  • Reply Nathaniel Smith November 9, 2019 at 1:08 am

    Yee Yee

  • Reply Lisa Johnson November 9, 2019 at 1:21 am

    I GUARANTEE THAT was a Blast for EVERYONE!!

  • Reply bob styles November 9, 2019 at 1:25 am

    i dont think we are appreciating how f*cking hard the marching band came in with the UT fight song. That shit slapped

  • Reply Mark Gigiel November 9, 2019 at 1:26 am

    That was great, but Austin isn't Texas anymore. The rest of the state isn't anything like that. And I'm not from Texas, but I know.

  • Reply Dakota Ghost November 9, 2019 at 1:31 am

    RIP Daniel Johnston 01:36

  • Reply Cin November 9, 2019 at 1:41 am

    Impressive.

  • Reply Heather Patterson November 9, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Laugh my @$$ off at this goofball😅😅😅😅😅

  • Reply Ava Klingelhefer November 9, 2019 at 2:13 am

    Omg I didnt know he was in austin holy cow that's where I live

  • Reply Randi Lacey November 9, 2019 at 2:15 am

    John Denver, who wrote this song, would love this Texas spin on his lyrics!

  • Reply thekmonkey101 November 9, 2019 at 2:16 am

    This is so accurate it’s scary 🤣🤣HOOK EM forever🤘

  • Reply Crystal Kinsinger November 9, 2019 at 2:22 am

    I loved seeing this so much but I must say…

    Horns Down Guns Up!!! 👆🏻⚫️🔴⚫️🔴

  • Reply Anna Zverina November 9, 2019 at 2:23 am

    I don’t even like UT (I’m an Aggie), but this whole thing is epic.

  • Reply S R November 9, 2019 at 2:24 am

    Way too ruin a great song.

  • Reply Edwin Mosley November 9, 2019 at 2:29 am

    Yeah, anyone else notice the gay cowboy in the front? Watch out texas…liberals & Democrats are coming to change texas historic history & turn it into California with it's ridiculous lifestyles & laws & texans will regret the hell out of it!! Watch…👀. That's there plan destroy it from the inside out!

  • Reply Klayton Bowen November 9, 2019 at 2:31 am

    I cringe

  • Reply IAmThatIAm November 9, 2019 at 2:32 am

    Y’all come back now y’hear? But make sure you LEAVE.

  • Reply Anita Robertson November 9, 2019 at 2:52 am

    Austin on Scooters captures current Austi. 😂 however- Austin is needing some help with its policies! Jimmy if you are still here talk to us about taking a stand to prevent history from repeating itself. We need some powerful voices to bring awareness to Austin! https://www.change.org/p/city-of-austin-texas-demand-equity-in-austin-schools

  • Reply Shawn Herring November 9, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Can we discuss the amount of Auto Tune used by him during the pre production part? Pretty sure he's in Antares, Texas. Not Austin. Where was rooster teeth during this?

  • Reply Mouse Shadow November 9, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Whachooknowboutdiss?

  • Reply Hudson Lawrence November 9, 2019 at 3:07 am

    Horns down TEXAS SUCKS

  • Reply Abhi Jith November 9, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Damn 🔥 boy🔥

  • Reply Robbie Withrow November 9, 2019 at 3:12 am

    But john Denver isn't from Texas

  • Reply Astro Queen November 9, 2019 at 3:14 am

    Whatever. It’s BOOMER SOONER Baby!

  • Reply Jackie Piedra November 9, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Loved living in ATX! Best city in Texas! Hook ‘em🤘🏼

  • Reply JVCKLive November 9, 2019 at 3:20 am

    I missed wish i could of been there to meet fallon 😪

  • Reply James Bradford November 9, 2019 at 3:21 am

    Uh, isn't she from Bay Ridge, Jersey?

  • Reply Kevin Z November 9, 2019 at 3:22 am

    Literally only two people of color in this video, just wow

  • Reply Rob Carpenter November 9, 2019 at 3:31 am

    I love the bitter Aggies and OU folks who gave the thumbs down. 👎🏻
    Don’t hate because your cities suck. Hook ‘Em!

  • Reply Richard Inman November 9, 2019 at 3:35 am

    jerry jeff walker is from new York…just saying….so is rambling jack Elliot.

  • Reply pjm8047 November 9, 2019 at 3:45 am

    Dallas Cowboys!!!!

  • Reply Nick Penn November 9, 2019 at 3:46 am

    Why are two dudes holding the cow, While another dude pokes it with a stick?

  • Reply TheOtherGuy021 November 9, 2019 at 3:54 am

    Tegredy farms

  • Reply Josania alvrdo November 9, 2019 at 3:58 am

    Woooo hoooo!! TEXAS!

  • Reply David Baran November 9, 2019 at 4:03 am

    That was the best. Hook em!!!

  • Reply Jake S. November 9, 2019 at 4:07 am

    I am from Fort Worth. And I love Austin

  • Reply Anita Gomez November 9, 2019 at 4:08 am

    Cowboy hat and boots but still walks like he's a Brooklyn boy ! 😊

  • Reply Ruby P November 9, 2019 at 4:10 am

    1:59 The Union and architecture building !!

  • Reply LBM/YD November 9, 2019 at 4:20 am

    The South funny

  • Reply MissHolly60 November 9, 2019 at 4:24 am

    👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Reply Kay Glo November 9, 2019 at 4:29 am

    I thank God for everyday I wake up in Texas! God's state

  • Reply Thebackyardgamer November 9, 2019 at 4:35 am

    As an ou fan, this makes me hate Fallon even more than I already did

  • Reply xSaVaGeD KILLAx November 9, 2019 at 4:42 am

    I’ve watched this 10 times now lol Proud Texan right here!! Yee Yee

  • Reply Rolando Vellon November 9, 2019 at 4:43 am

    #Sassy #JimmyFallon

  • Reply GPLIPP November 9, 2019 at 4:43 am

    Uh…..yea……….nope

  • Reply Michelle Hill November 9, 2019 at 5:07 am

    HOOK ‘EM!!!!

  • Reply Jonathan Briggs November 9, 2019 at 5:10 am

    “OU SUCKS” OU 34-27 UT

  • Reply Tannor Lambert November 9, 2019 at 5:13 am

    Horns down

  • Reply G. Andrea November 9, 2019 at 5:14 am

    wow I really wanted to go to this taping it looks so fun

  • Reply G. Andrea November 9, 2019 at 5:15 am

    wow I love being a Texan it’s so much pride attached to this state

  • Reply Jeneah Golding November 9, 2019 at 5:17 am

    That pyramid in the back magnificent one mans on point

  • Reply Haxwell Eddison November 9, 2019 at 5:28 am

    Was this recorded in a stadium?

  • Reply Elaine Heng November 9, 2019 at 5:33 am

    Hook’em horns! 🤘🏼

  • Reply jack kelly November 9, 2019 at 5:33 am

    No.

  • Reply DareDB KPop November 9, 2019 at 5:37 am

    This makes me miss being a student at UT Austin. Half the time watching this, I was like, "Hey! I know that spot!" hahaha

  • Reply LongDuk Dong November 9, 2019 at 5:43 am

    Hook em Horns!!! 🤘🏻

  • Reply tewaewae November 9, 2019 at 5:46 am

    The first part I get but why "Tree Boy"?

  • Reply eries77 November 9, 2019 at 5:58 am

    Welp looks like he won’t be doing a show at OU. Oh well Go Pokes! Horns down!

  • Reply Aiden Irvin November 9, 2019 at 6:10 am

    🤘🏼 HOOK ‘EM HORNS 🤘🏼

  • Reply Gina Marie23 November 9, 2019 at 6:18 am

    Yessssss!!! Love it!!! Hook em!!!!🤘🏼

  • Reply Kevin Dixon November 9, 2019 at 6:20 am

    That's like a West Virginia song. You've got country and Western all mixed up.

  • Reply bac mac November 9, 2019 at 6:22 am

    Jimmy was pretty good but where he was playing at sucks

  • Reply Madelyne Odom November 9, 2019 at 6:39 am

    H-Town is where it’s at though… all I’m sayin. 🤷🏼‍♀️

  • Reply Jennifer Anthony November 9, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Columbus, Ohio would love a word….a Philly guy telling ya 🤔🤔🤔. No thanks.

  • Reply Jose Arriola November 9, 2019 at 6:42 am

    I.miss Austin lol

  • Reply Austin Earney November 9, 2019 at 6:44 am

    About as country as Taylor Swift drinking Starbucks with Keith Urban.

  • Reply Damon S November 9, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Lived in austin for 25 years, and I'm not a UT fan, but this was really good

  • Reply Shaun Zilinski November 9, 2019 at 6:51 am

    John Denver would be proud

  • Reply Shaun Zilinski November 9, 2019 at 6:54 am

    Why do i feel like this song will be the theme song at every texas home game

  • Reply Hannah Garcia November 9, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Okay but… Austin is not country 😂 it’s the citiest city in Texas! Do love how they incorporated the “Keep Austin Weird” slogan cause those signs are everywhere! 😂

  • Reply Eric Paul Goldie November 9, 2019 at 7:22 am

    Damn Black Thought dropped barz! No Late Night Show in history has or ever will be blessed to have a band as good as the ROOTS!

  • Reply Godooable November 9, 2019 at 7:30 am

    Not a single person in this video is from Austin…

  • Reply TheDoritosKilla R November 9, 2019 at 7:31 am

    Horns down 🤘⬇️

  • Reply Grace Pshigoda November 9, 2019 at 7:42 am

    where i live in texas EVERYONE be wearing boots.

  • Reply Archway Films November 9, 2019 at 7:44 am

    I’m a UT alumni…watching this reminds me of all the time I spent working to keep up payments while everyone around me partied and had a good time. So, this one’s to you at cypress bend working the extra shift instead of going to see Fallon.

  • Reply Peach Over 40 November 9, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Friday night lights? lol.. what happened to the aggies got dissed

  • Reply Kerrie Mills November 9, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Go Big! Go hard! Jimmy that was Amazing! The crowd even had Light-up wristbands. 🎉🏆🌟🎼🎶Thank God for that country boy!!

  • Reply SOMESH ROSHAN November 9, 2019 at 8:26 am

    A stone cold stunner would have been epic

  • Reply Not Happening November 9, 2019 at 8:29 am

    Yikes that shirt! Go Cats!

  • Reply crosstgr1604 November 9, 2019 at 8:36 am

    Boomer Sooner ☝️

  • Reply TXP 1836 November 9, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Austin ain't Texas y'all. there's more weirdo California than Texas in the town.

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