Southern Man
Neil Young Lyrics


Southern man, better keep your head
Don't 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? How?

Southern man, better keep your head
Don't 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
I've seen your black man comin' round
Swear by God I'm gonna cut him down

I heard screamin' and bullwhips cracking
How long? How long? How?

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Written by: Neil Young

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Charity Young

Southern man, better keep your head
Don't 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 screaming and bullwhips cracking
How long? How long?
Lillie Belle, your hair is golden brown
I've seen your black man coming 'round
Swear by God I'm gonna cut him down
I heard screaming and bullwhips cracking
How long? How long?
Songwriters: NEIL YOUNG



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Pat Boger

Neil’s masterpiece. The rhythm, his guitar solo in the middle, the urgency of the piano, the words that unfortunately still ring true today. This song is 50 years old as of this year, and what he discusses herein is timeless. Everyone should listen to this song and pay close attention, because the more things allegedly change, the more they don’t stay the same... they’ve gotten even worse.

Jeremy Sickx

Them verses have power

Jerry Howard

This is just a “Bad Ass” song thru and thru. It pulsates anger in a great way. The guitar playing is outstanding. Neil Young with Crazy Horse is a match made in Heaven. The dude is so talented it is scary.

Shawney32123

@Vkng Vron lol. Racist are you?

Jerry Howard

Serious Question:

Are you a Jizz Gulper?

Vkng Vron

In your opinion. I don't consider him a "Bad Ass." How old are you and what is your line of business? Are you a non-English speaker? Neil Younger is a sub-par musician and musical creator all-around. He is also a narcissistic infantile douche bag.

Timbo

@bluskies1000 A sphincter says WHAT???

Shawney32123

Lynrd was against him...it’s. Rumor. Actually, Lynrd respected him and wore his Tshirt in a concert. Rumors fly around.

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Andre Newcomb

Pianos are essentially percussive. Nice to treat it this way in this song.

Winston O'Boogie

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHf66yqenjw

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