Song Lyric Sunday – Sweet Home Alabama

Oh I love today’s prompt from Jim Adams at Song Lyric Sunday! We have been asked to choose a song featured prominently in a movie. I came up with a long list of possibilities but settled on a somewhat controversial song, Sweet Home Alabama, by Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd that first appeared in 1974 on their second album, Second Helping.

It reached number 8 on the US chart in 1974 and was the band’s second hit single.  The song was written in reply to “Southern Man” and “Alabama” by Neil Young; Young is name-checked in the song’s lyrics. You can read more about the song, its origins, and its sometimes misconstrued meaning here on Wikipedia

The movie was a romantic comedy with Reese Witherspoon, Josh Lucas, Patric Dempsey and Candice Bergen. I must have watched it half a dozen times and never seem to get tired of it! If you haven’t seen it, you can check out the trailer on YouTube. It did not allow me to share it here.

Have a great Sunday!

Lyrics
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynrd Skynrd


Turn it up
 
Big wheels keep on turning
Carry me home to see my kin
Singing songs about the south-land
I miss 'ole' 'bamy once again
And I think it's a sin, yes
 
Well I heard Mister Young sing about her
Well I heard old 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 hoo ooo
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 bout 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
Where the skies are so blue and the Governor's true
Sweet home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you, yeah yeh
 
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters:
Edward C. King / Gary Robert Rossington / Ronnie Van Zant
Sweet Home Alabama lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC,
Universal Music Publishing Group

  14 comments for “Song Lyric Sunday – Sweet Home Alabama

  1. July 28, 2019 at 9:47 am

    Great choice! πŸ‘

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2019 at 9:48 am

      Thanks Felicia πŸ™‚

  2. July 28, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I believe this was also featured in ConAir with Nicholas Cage and John Cussack.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2019 at 2:06 pm

      I’ll have to check that out Di. Thanks πŸ™‚

  3. July 28, 2019 at 11:35 am

    I always loved this song and since I Never watched the movie I just checked out the trailer and it looks real good.
    https://youtu.be/BM89EgWx_Gs

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2019 at 2:05 pm

      It’s a fun movie Jim. If you like Reese, you’ll love her in this! πŸ™‚

      • July 28, 2019 at 2:15 pm

        I read that they made a sequel.

      • Christine Bolton
        July 28, 2019 at 2:52 pm

        I didn’t know that. Have to check it out πŸ™‚πŸ‘

  4. July 28, 2019 at 11:54 am

    I can’t help but sing along with this song. Great choice!!

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      Glad you liked it! πŸ™‚

  5. July 28, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    I love a lot of their songs. Good one today. The movie was a really good one, too. πŸ™‚

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2019 at 2:02 pm

      Yes it was fun ! Thanks so much.

  6. July 28, 2019 at 1:28 pm

    Good choice, Christine. Haven’t seen the movie either but I like Reese.

    • Christine Bolton
      July 28, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      It’s a charming Rom-Com and Reese is very funny in it. πŸ™‚

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