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    The Night the Lights Went Out In Georgia
    Vicki Lawrence
    Words and Music by her husband, Bobby Russell

    (peak Billboard position # 1 in 1973)

    He was on his way home from Candletop
    Been two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop
    At William's and have him a drink 'fore he went home to her
    Andy Wolloe said "Hello"
    And he said "Hi, what's doin', Wo?"
    "Seth, sit down, I got some bad news, it's gonna hurt"
    He said "I'm your best friend and you know that's right"
    "But your young bride ain't home tonight"
    "Since you been gone she's been seein' that Amos boy, Seth "
    Well, he got mad 'n' he saw red and Andy said "Boy, don'tcha lose your head"
    " 'cause to tell ya the truth, I been with her myself"

    That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia
    That's the night that they hung an innocent man
    Well, don't trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer
    'cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

    Well, Andy got scared and left the bar
    Walkin' on home 'cause he didn't live far
    See, Andy didn't have many friends and he'd just lost him one
    Brother thought his wife musta left town
    So he went home and finally found
    The only thing Papa had left him, that was a gun

    And he went off to Andy's house
    A'skippin' through the backwoods quiet as a mouse
    Came upon some tracks too small for Andy to make
    He looked through the screen at the back-porch door
    And he saw Andy lyin' on the floor
    In a puddle of blood and he started to shake

    Well, the Georgia Patrol was a'makin' their rounds
    So he fired a shot just to flag 'em down
    And a big-bellied sheriff got his gun and said "why'dya do it?"
    And the judge said "Guilty" in a make-believe trial
    And slapped the sheriff on the back with a smile
    Said' supper's waitin' at home and I gotta get to it"

    That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia
    That's the night that they hung an innocent man
    Well, don't trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer
    'cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

    Well, they hung my brother before I could say
    The tracks he saw while on his way
    To Andy's house and back that night were mine
    And his cheatin' wife had never left town
    And that's one body that'll never be found
    See, little sister don't miss when she aims her gun

    That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia, oh-oh-aah
    That's the night that they hung an innocent man, ah-huh-unh
    Well, don't trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer

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    'cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

    Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is doing it to whom.

    by Chacounne on Sun Jan 02, 2011 at 07:11:30 PM PST

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