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THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA (Bobby Russell) Vicki Lawrence - 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 (Fade) 'cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

    


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