Although “Texas Flood” has three verses of lyrics, the song is more of a prolonged guitar solo, allowing Vaughan to show off
his characteristic electric blues style. Stylistically, “Texas Flood” is structured around the common three chord blues
progression. Written and performed in the key of G (which sounded in F# because Vaughan tuned his guitar half a step down), it is in 12/8 time, or compound time, which gives it a “slow burning” feel that is common in Texas blues.