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"That's What I Like about the South"

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I heard this song for the first time on KMHD yesterday.

 

Lyrics by Andy Razof

Recorded by: Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - 1942;

Phil Harris - 1947; Nolan Bruce Allen; Buddy Blue;

Cliff Bruner; Moon Mullican; Red Stick Ramblers;

Rollin' In The Hay.

 

 

Won't you come with me to Alabamy

Let's go see my dear old Mammy

She's fryin' eggs and boiling hammy

That's what I like about the South

 

Now there you can make no mistakey

Where those nerves are never shaky

Ought to taste her layer cakey

That's what I like about the South

 

She's got baked ribs and candied yams

Those sugar-cured Virginia hams

Basement full of those berry jams

An' that's what I like about the South

 

Hot corn bread, black-eyed peas

You can eat as much as you please

'Cause it's never out of season

That's what I like about the South

 

Aahhh, don't take one, have two

There's dark brown and chocolate too

Suits me, they must suit you

'Cause that's what I like about the South

 

Well it's way, way down where the cane grows tall

Down where they say "Y'all"

Walk on in with that Southern drawl

'Cause that's what I like about the South

 

Down where they have those pretty queens

Keep a-dreamin' those dreamy dreams

Well let's sip that absinthe in New Orleans

That's what I like about the South

 

Here come old Bob with all the news

Got the boxback coat with button shoes

But he's all caught up with his union dues

An' that's what I like about the South

 

Here come old Roy down the street

Ho, can't you hear those tappin' feet

He would rather sleep than eat

An' that's what I like about the South

 

Now every time I pass your door

You act like you don't want me no more

Why don't you shake that head and sigh

And I'll go walkin' by

 

On, on, on and on and on

Honey, when you tell me that you love me

Then how come you close your eyes

 

Did I tell you 'bout the place called Doo-wah-diddy

It ain't no town and it ain't no city

It's just awful small, but awful pretty

That's Doo-wah-diddy

 

Well I didn't come here to criticise

I'm not here to sympathise

But don't tell me those no-good lies

That a lyin' gal like you can devise

 

You love me like I love you

Send me fifty P-D-Q

Roses are red and violets are pink

If I don't get all fifty, I don't show

 

She's got backbones and turnip greens

Ham hocks and butter beans

You, me and New Orleans

An' that's what I like about the South

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Yeah, the south holds a "special" place in my heart of hearts of hearts of hearts. Deep inside, the south is something else.

The food? Oh yeah!

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Hahha, when I began singing the lyrics in my head, that song ended up sounding like CCR :D

 

Cleaned a lot of plates in memphis,

sippin' that absinthe down in new orleans,

But I never saw the good side of the city,

til I hitched a ride on a river boat queen.

 

Sorry, random drunk posting.... :cheers:

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Hahah :D

 

They were a great band, simple maybe, but still great fun :D

 

Used to love them when I was 4 or 5 years old....

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