I started playing music at a club in downtown Austin called O. Henry's Back Forty. It was a wood paneled bar with shuffleboard, pool tables, and a jukebox. Smoking, domino-playing old men ruled the place from noon to 6pm. Then from 10 pm til close the twenty-one year olds took over. Even with both sets of patrons the owners were always struggling to pay the bills.
The owners were finally delivered from their month-to-month purgatory when the Hilton offered to buy the site for a couple million dollars. They tore down the bar and built the new hotel at 5th Street and Neches. The eighth floor rooftop swimming pool sits right on the old footprint of the Back Forty. I wrote this song by the pool.