Beyoncé Drops ‘Pony Up’ Remix of ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ With New Verse, Breakdown

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Beyoncé is rustling up all her cowboys and kindly asking them to hit the dancefloor for a new remix of her Cowboy Carter single “Texas Hold ‘Em.” The track gets a fresh bounce as well as a new verse and breakdown in a “Pony Up” remix of the song that topped the Billboard Hot 100 and the Hot Country Songs chart when it dropped in February.

In addition to the new lyrics, the song has some new vocals, cracking drums and new samples, as well as a breakdown in which Bey calls “all my cowboys to the dancefloor,” then making her request more urgent with a call to “Get on the dancefloor!”

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The new second verse cranks up the righteous cowboy action with the lines, “Woke up this mornin’, my heart keeps racin’/ Straight to the bottom, we all need salvation (Come take it to the floor now, ooh)/ Need you to in this drought, take me downtown/ Gon leave the truck, whiskey, baby/ Let’s get weekend wasted/ Might as well just throw it all (Woo-woo)/ And pony up, b–ch, don’t hold back on me.”

The song ends with a new outro as well, on which Bey sings, “Pony up and salute your town/ Chasin’ our sins away, way brown/ And I’ll be damned if I cannot dance with you/ Baby, pour that sugar and liquor on me, too/ Furs, spurs, boots.”

In addition to the remix, the singer also launched a mysterious new website this week,, which at press time featured an image of a teen Bey singing at the Texas Sweetheart Pageant, as well as a childhood pic of the singer, a contemporary shot of her in her full cowboy regalia — including furry chaps — a picture of a banjo and the reminder that “This ain’t a country album. This is a ‘Beyoncé’ album.” Some Beyhive members noted that posters with the beencountry images have gone up around Los Angeles, speculating that they could be a tease for an as-yet-unannounced Cowboy Carter tour.

Listen to the “Texas Hold ‘Em” remix below.

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