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Southern Music

album: Cover Stories (2015), track 9 of 12
author: Russell Smith
publisher: WB Music (BMI) ©1982

I heard you playing on the day I was born
On summer evenings and on frosty morns
Why do you always make me think of mom and dad
Oh southern music why are you so sad
   God gave you the sunshine and just a little bit of snow
   You can spit on the ground and scratch it with a hoe
   Drop in the seeds and watch it grow and grow
   This little life down here now it ainít that bad
   Oh southern music why are you so sad
Things ainít changed that much now since yesterday
All of the kids grew up and they moved away
Looking for something that they already had
Oh southern music why are you so sad
   Oh, magnolia makes perfume beyond compare
   Oh and Iím walking on the levee with little Mary Clair
   Smelling the flowers sheís combed into her hair
   Iíd give a hundred dollars now if I could be there too
   Oh southern music why are you so blue
I heard you playing on the day I was born
On summer evenings and on frosty morns
Why do you always make me think of mom and dad
Oh southern music why are you so sad


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