"Georgia On My Mind" as written by Hoagy Carmichael and Stuart Gorrell....
Georgia, Georgia,
The whole day through
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

I said Georgia
Georgia
A song of you
Comes as sweet and clear
As moonlight through the pines

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

I said Georgia,
Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
Just an old sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

Other arms reach out to me
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you

Georgia,
Georgia,
No peace, no peace I find
Just this old, sweet song
Keeps Georgia on my mind

I said just an old sweet song,
Keeps Georgia on my mind


Lyrics submitted by kevin

"Georgia On My Mind" as written by Stuart Gorell Hoagy Carmichael

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    General Comment"Georgia on My Mind" is a song written in 1930 by Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy Carmichael (music). It is the official state song of the U.S. state of Georgia. Gorrell wrote the lyrics for Hoagy's sister, Georgia Carmichael [1]. However, the lyrics of the song are written ambiguously enough as to refer to the state or to a woman named "Georgia." Carmichael's 1965 autobiography, Sometimes I Wonder, records the origin: a friend suggested: "Why don't you write a song called 'Georgia?' Nobody lost much writing about the South."

    The song is best known as sung by Ray Charles, who first recorded the song in 1960. It became Georgia's state song in 1979.
    SOURCE:WIKIPEDIA
    I heard on a radio that the driver of Ray Charles used to whistle this song... which gave the idea to Ray Charles to sing it... Don't know if it's true...
    CRECREon June 29, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is simply amazing. It was one of the first R&B/Jazz songs I learned. It has such a enthralling chord progression. When you listen to it, it puts you in a peaceful state of mind, where everything is zen. It's a great song, And Ray's voice is absolutly amazing on this track.
    zimdafooon November 13, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI always thought that this song was subconsiously talking about his brother since in the movie his brother's name is Goerge So I thought it could also be about his brotehr any thoughts on that???
    kwahion July 14, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General Commentjust too beautiful

    :(
    daddioon April 25, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentRay you will be missed. I first heard this song on Quantum Leap and ever since it has been one of my top 20. A legendary composition by a legendary composer.
    bigpapirickon June 11, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentBeing younger than all the legends of music means more than likely that we will have to watch them all go, but their music is timeless, and lives forever.
    Junkheadon June 29, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentI love this song. It's so sweet. =)
    TooFastForYouon November 21, 2004   Link
  • -1
    General CommentA masterpiece from a master
    Comrade_Liaron May 08, 2005   Link
  • -1
    General CommentYeah, he fucking owns this song, but he didn't write it guys. It was Hoagy Carmichael, who wrote lotsa old school jazz shit. Nonetheless, Ray makes it his own.
    musicmaxon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentas a georgian, i must say i love this song
    classicsfanon February 24, 2007   Link

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