About The Song

Absolutely! Here’s the rundown on “Song of the South” by Alabama:

Origin:

  • The song was written by Bob McDill.
  • Alabama didn’t write it, but they made the most popular version in 1988 on their album “Southern Star.”

Genre: Country

Lyrics and Theme:

  • The lyrics paint a picture of life in the South during the Great Depression.
  • It tells the story of a poor cotton farming family struggling through hard times, finding solace in simple pleasures like sweet potato pie.
  • There’s a mix of hardship (“Cotton on the roadside, cotton in the ditch. We all picked the cotton but we never got rich.”) and hope for a better future (“Well, Mr. Roosevelt’s a gonna save us all”).

Success:

  • Alabama’s version became a huge hit, reaching number 1 on both the U.S. and Canadian country charts.
  • It’s become a signature song for the band and a beloved country classic.

You can find the song on most streaming platforms or watch the official video by Alabama YouTube: search Alabama – Song Of The South.

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Video

Lyrics

🎵 Let’s sing along with the lyrics! 🎤
Song, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouthGone, gone with the windThere ain’t nobody lookin’ back again
Cotton on the roadside, cotton in the ditchWe all picked the cotton, but we never got richDaddy was a veteran, a Southern DemocratThey ought to get a rich man to vote like that
Sing itSong, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouthGone, gone with the windThere ain’t nobody lookin’ back again
Well, somebody told us Wall Street fellBut we were so poor that we couldn’t tellCotton was short and the weeds were tallBut Mr. Roosevelt’s a-gonna save us all
Well, Mama got sick and Daddy got downThe county got the farm and we moved to townPapa got a job with the TVAHe bought a washin’ machine and then a Chevrolet
Sing itSong, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouthGone, gone with the windThere ain’t nobody lookin’ back again
Play it
Sing itSong, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouth(Gone) gone, gone with the windThere ain’t nobody lookin’ back again
Song, song of the south(Gone) gone, gone with the windSong, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouth
Song, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouth
Sing itSong, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouthGone, gone with the windAin’t nobody lookin’ back again
Song, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouthGone, gone with the windAin’t nobody lookin’ back again
Song, song of the southSweet potato pie and I shut my mouth

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