ZZ Top - Brown Sugar (Live From Gruene Hall)



"Brown Sugar", song by ZZ Top from ZZ Top's First Album


Gruene Hall, built in 1878 by Henry (Heinrich) D. Gruene and located in the historical town of Gruene, Texas (now a part of New Braunfels), bills itself as "the oldest continually run dance hall in Texas". By design, not much has physically changed since the hall was first built. The 6,000-square foot dance hall with a high-pitched tin roof still has the original layout with side flaps for open-air dancing, a bar in the front, a small lighted stage in the back and a huge outdoor garden. Advertisement signs from the 1930s and 1940s still hang in the old hall and around the stage.


Under the current ownership, Gruene Hall has become internationally recognized as a destination tourist attraction and major music venue for up-and-coming as well as established artists. Gruene Hall has hosted such acts as Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard,LeAnn Rimes, George Strait, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Hal Ketchum, and Gregg Allman.


In 2019, ZZ Top did interviews, and played live music for many parts of the Documentary That Little ol' Band from Texas, at the famous dance hall. At the end of the documentary, they walk out to the front of the dancehall in Gruene, with clear view of some of the town, and drove off together into the horizon.







Lyrics


My friends, they all told me,

Man, there's something gonna change your life.

My friends, they all told me,

Man, there's something gonna change your life.

Gotta have that brown sugar.

Man it's just gonna change my life.

Man, I gotta have that brown sugar.

Man, it's just gonna make me feel so right.


There's something make me feel good,

and it's gonna change my life.

There's something make me feel good,

and it's gonna change my life.

I gotta have some of that Brown Sugar,

Gotta try it before I die.


Man it sure do save me

when there's no place left for me.

Man it sure do save me

when there's no place left for me.

Gotta have some of that Brown Sugar

as long as that's gonna set me free.


Man, there's somethin' make me feel good

and it's gonna change my life.

Man, there's somethin' make me feel good

and it's gonna change my life.

I gotta have some of that Brown Sugar,

Gotta try it before I die.