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Southern Man (1970) by Neil Young

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Southern Man (Song)

performed by Neil Young

September 19, 1970
 
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Southern man better keep your head 
Dont forget what your good book said 
Southern change gonna come at last 
Now your crosses are burning fast 
Southern man 
 
I saw cotton and I saw black 
Tall white mansions and little shacks. 
Southern man when will you pay them back?  
I heard screamin and bullwhips cracking 
How long? how long?  
 
Southern man better keep your head 
Dont forget what your good book said 
Southern change gonna come at last 
Now your crosses are burning fast 
Southern man 
 
Lily belle, your hair is golden brown 
Ive seen your black man comin round 
Swear by God Im gonna cut him down! 
I heard screamin and bullwhips cracking 
How long? how long?