The night the lights went out in Georgia


He was on his way home from candletop
And two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop
at webbs and have him a drink
before he went home to her

Andy Wallo said hello
and he said hi whats doing woah
said sit down i got some bad news
and its gonna hurt

now i'm your best friend and you know thats right
but your young bride ain't home tonight
since you been gone shes been seein that Amos boy seth

well he got mad and he saw red
and andy said boy don't lose the head
cos to tell you the truth
i've been with her myself

thats the night that the lights went out in georgia
thats the night that they hung an innocent man
Don't trust your soul to no backwoods southern lawyer
cos the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

well andy got scared and left the bar
walkin on home cos he didn't live far
see andy didn't have many friends and he just lost him one

well brother thought his wife must've left town
so he went home and finally found
the only thing papa had left him that was a gun

he went off to andys house
slipped into the back woods
quiet as a mouse
came upon some tracks
tracks too small for andy to make

he looked throught the screen at the back porch door
he saw andy lyin on the floor in a puddle of blood
and he started to shake

well the georgia patrol was making their rounds
so he fired a shot just to flag em down
a big bellied sheriff got his gun n said why'd you do it

well the judge said guilty in a make believe trial
slapped the sheriff on the back with a smile
said suppers waiting at home and i gotta get to it

thats the night that the lights went out in georgia
thats the night that they hung an innocent man
Don't trust your soul to no backwoods southern lawyer
cos the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

well they hung my brother and before i could say
the tracks he saw while on his way to andy's house
and back that night were mine
and his cheating wife had never left town
and thats one body that will never be found
see little sister don't miss when she aims her gun

thats the night that the lights went out in georgia
thats the night that they hung an innocent man
Don't trust your soul to no backwoods southern lawyer
cos the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

*as i transcribed these words by ear, please let me know if i've made any mistakes.
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