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Sweet Home Alabama lyrics

Lyrics to Sweet Home Alabama, a song they love at the Oktoberfest that will have you crooning your heart out

It's easy to understand why they love Lynyrd Skynrd's '74 rockabilly hit at the Munich Oktoberfest. Take a catchy chord progression, throw in a couple of flowing guitar solos, coat it all with memorable lyrics with a healthy dollop of nostalgia and there you go! You've got a tune that's guaranteed to have rows of revelers grooving along on the beerfest benches.

sweet-home-alabama-lyricsBut the song's seemingly shallow waters run deep. The second verse (talking about Neil Young) is actually a defense of the southern U.S.A. responding to Young's earlier songs attacking slavery and racism.
The verse about "the governor" references Watergate and pro-segregation Alabama Governor George Wallace.


Though the song only reached No.8 on the U.S. charts and, amazingly, only No. 87 in Germany, Sweet Home Alabama has become one of those touchstones that everyone recognizes and you can rely on hearing at the O'fest.



Lyrics to TSweet Home Alabama

Big wheels keep on turning
Carry me home to see my kin
Singing songs about the Southland
I miss Alabamy once again
And I think it's a sin, yes

Well I heard mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you

In Birmingham they love the gov' nor (boo, boo, boo)
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Here I come Alabama

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they've been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I'm feeling blue
Now how about you?

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you

Sweet home Alabama
Oh sweet home baby
Where the skies are so blue
And the guv'nor's true
Sweet home Alabama
Lordy
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Yea, yea Montgomery's got the answer

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