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Words and Music By: 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 the boy from down in the boondocks
Every night I watch the light of the house up on the hill
I love a little girl that 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'll just have to be content to see her whenever I can .

CHORUS

(Down in the boondocks, down in the boondocks)
One fine day I'll find a way to move from this old shack
I'll hold my head up like a king and I never, never 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
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks
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Best known for his country-flavored rock hit "Down in the Boondocks," Billy Joe Royal had a long career that saw him become one of the first pop performers to successfully revive his commercial fortunes by turning to straight country music. Although he never had another hit as successful as "Down in the Boondocks," he racked up about 15 singles that hit the country charts over the course of the 1980s.
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