deepsouth

Deep South Blues
Terrye Newkirk
© 1974 Regina Coeli Pub. (BMI)

Deep South blues, I think I got 'em
When the bus driver called me you all
You done hit the cold rock bottom
When your blues they got a deep Southern drawl
And I can bet you they're gonna get you
You're gonna wanna run away but they won't let you
Deep South blues

You'll be smiling in Kentucky
Just a little down in south Tennessee
But when you get to Alabama
You're gonna feel just exactly like me
A little sadness a lot of badness
You'll have the Dixie hummin' honeysuckle madness
Deep South blues

Oh everything that happens down here just seems to be so intense
When the heavy hand of fate hits you here you ain't got no defense
Well to tell you the truth I'm 'bout two steps from losin' my mind

My poor head commenced to reelin'
(There's just) There's too many things goin' down
You know it sure would help my feelings
If I could just get away from this town.
But it has caught me--
One thing it's taught me:
No matter where I go, these Southern blues has got me:
Deep South blues

A little sadness a lot of badness
You'll have the Dixie hummin' honeysuckle madness
Deep South blues

And I can bet you they're gonna get you
You're gonna wanna run away but they won't let you
Deep South blues

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