“Stay a Little Longer” is a Western swing dance tune written by Bob Wills and Tommy Duncan. The title comes from a refrain in the chorus:
Stay all night, stay a little longer,
Dance all night, dance a little longer,
Pull off your coat, throw it in the corner,
Don’t see why you can’t stay a little longer.
Any way you cut the pie….this song being sung by Willie Nelson and played at an Austin honky tonk bar in Austin, Texas is a perfect introduction to the legendary weekly television music program Austin City Limits in 1981.