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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Southern Man Lyrics

Last updated: 02/15/2013 09:50:26 AM

Southern man
Better keep your head
Don't forget
What your good book said
Southern change
Gonna come at last
Now your crosses
Are burning fast
Southern man

I saw cotton
And I saw black
Tall white mansions
And little shacks.
Southern man
When will you
Pay them back?
I heard screamin'
And bullwhips cracking
How long? How long?

Southern man
Better keep your head
Don't forget
What your good book said
Southern change
Gonna come at last
Now your crosses
Are burning fast
Southern man

Lily Belle,
Your hair is golden brown
I've seen your black man
Comin' round
Swear by God
I'm gonna cut him down!
I heard screamin'
And bullwhips cracking
How long? How long?





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after the gold rush | Reviewer: bob | 2/15/13

this song was written for the movie after the gold rush and was the inspiration for the lines in the song sweet home alabama tell niel young to remember , southern man dont need him around anyhow