THE NIGHT THE LIGHTS WENT OUT IN GEORGIA

He was on his way home from Candletop

Been two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop

At Web's and have him a drink 'fore he went home to her

Andy Wo-Lo said "Hello"

And he said "Hi, what's doin', Wo?"

"Seth, sit down, I got some bad news, it´s gotta gonna hurt"

Said "I'm your best friend and you know that's right"

"But your young bride ain't home tonight"

"Since you´ve been gone she's been seein' that Amos boy, Seth "

He got mad 'n' he saw red and Andy said "Boy, don'tcha lose your head"

" 'cause to tell you the truth, I´ve been with her myself"

 

That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia, whoa, whoa

That's the night that they hung an innocent man, whoa, whoa, whoa

Well, don't trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer

'cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands.

 

Well, Andy got scared and left the bar

Walkin' on home 'cause he didn't live far.

See, Andy didn't have many friends and he'd just lost him one.

Brother thought his wife must left town

So he went home and finally found

The only thing Papa had left him, that was a gun.

 

And he went off to Andy's house

Slippin' through the backwoods quiet as a mouse.

Came upon some tracks too small for Andy to make

He looked through the screen at the back-porch door

And he saw Andy lyin' on the floor

In a puddle of blood and he started to shake.

 

Now, the Georgia Patrol was a makin' their rounds

And he fired a shot just to flag 'em down

And a big-bellied sheriff got his gun and said "why 'dya do it?"

And the judge said "Guilty" in a make-believe trial

Slapped the sheriff on the back with a smile

Said' supper's waitin' at home and I gotta get to it".

 

That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia, whoa, whoa.

That's the night they hung an innocent man whoa, whoa, whoa.

Well, don't trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer.

'cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands.

 

Well, they hung my brother before I could say

The tracks he saw while on his way

To Andy's house and back that night were mine.

And his cheatin' wife had never left town

And that's one body that'll never be found

See, little sister don't miss when she aims her gun.

 

That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia, whoa, whoa.

That's the night that they hung an innocent man, whoa, whoa, whoa.

Well, don't trust your soul to no backwoods Southern lawyer, whoa, whoa.

'cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands.

 

That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia, whoa, whoa.

That's the night that they hung an innocent man, whoa, whoa, whoa…