Billy Joe Royal - Down in the boondocks
Tekst en muziek: Joe South
(1965)






Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down
’Cause that’s the side of town I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don’t fit in her society
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks



Ev’ry night I watch the lights from the house up on the hill
I love a little girl that lives up there and I guess, I always will
But I don’t dare knock on her door
’Cause her daddy is my boss man
So, I’ll just have to be content
To see her when ever I can



Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down
’Cause that’s the side of town I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don’t fit in her society
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks



Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks



One fine day I’ll find the way to move from this old shack
I’ll hold my head up like a king and I never, never will look back
Until that morning I’ll work and slave
And I’ll save ev’ry dime
But tonight she’ll have to steal away
To see me one more time



Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down
’Cause that’s the side of town I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don’t fit in her society
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks









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