Down In The Boondocks

Lyrics: Joe South
Music: Joe South

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


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

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

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


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