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Down In The Boondocks

Song Author Joe South Performer: Billy Joe Royal Submitted by: Anonymous

[G]Down in the boondocks [C]down in the boondocks
[D7]People put me down cause [C]that's the side of town I was [G]born in
I love her she loves me but [C]I don't fit in her society
[D7]Lord have mercy on a [C]boy from down in the [G]boondocks

Every night I watch the light from that [C]house up on the [G]hill
I love a little girl that [C]lives up there and I [B7]guess I always [Em]will   
But [C]I don't dare knock [D7]on her door [C]cause her daddy is my boss [D7]man   
[C]So I'll just have to [D7]be content to [C]see her whenever I [D7]can   

[G]Down in the boondocks [C]down in the boondocks
[D7]People put me down cause [C]that's the side of town I was [G]born in
I love her she loves me but [C]I don't fit in her society
[D7]Lord have mercy on a [C]boy from down in the [G]boondocks

[G]One fine day I'll find a way to [C]move from this old [G]shack
I'll hold my head up [C]like a king and I [B7]never never will look [Em]back   
Un[C]til that morning I'll [D7]work and slave
And I'll [C]save every [D7]dime but to[C]night she'll have to [D7]steal away
To [C]see me one more [D7]time   

[G]Down in the boondocks [C]down in the boondocks
[D7]People put me down cause [C]that's the side of town I was [G]born in
I love her she loves me but [C]I don't fit in her society
[D7]Lord have mercy on a [C]boy from down in the [G]boondocks

[D7]Lord have mercy on a [C]boy from down in the [G]boondocks
[D7]Lord have mercy on a [C]boy from down in the [G]boondocks


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

Every night I watch the light from that 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

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 in her society
Lord have mercy on a boy from 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

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

Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks

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