Down In The Boondocks

Lyrics: Joe South
Music: Joe South

Chorus
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 her society
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks

Every night I watch the lights from the house upon the hill
I love a little girl who 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 just have to be content, to see her whenever I can

{chorus]

One bright day I'll find a way to move from this old shack
I'll hold my head up like a king, and I never ever will look back
Until that morning I'll work and slave, and I'll save every dime
But tonight she'll have to steal away to see me one more time

[chorus]
[chorus]
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks
New Riders Recordings
     Date Album
      2 Jul 1971 New Riders Of The Purple Sage (bonus track)
     30 Oct 1971 Glendale Train
      5 Dec 1972 Boston, MA
      4 Apr 1973 Worcester, MA

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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