"Sweet Southern Comfort" as written by Brad Crisler and Rodney Clawson....
Misty sunrise in my hometown
Rows of cotton 'bout knee high
Mrs. Baker down the dirt road
Still got clothes out on the line

Irwin Nichols there with Judge Lee
Playin' checkers at the gin
When I dream about the southland
This is where it all begins (from)

Carolina down to Georgia
Smell the jasmine and magnolia
Sleepy sweet home Alabama
Roll tide roll
Muddy water Mississippi
Blessed Graceland whispers to me
Carry on, carry on
Sweet southern comfort, carry on

Catching catfish on the river
Chasing fireflies by the creek
Kissing Gary William's sister
On the porch Home Coming week

With rusty cars and weeping willows
Keepin' watch out in the yard
Just a snapshot of down home Dixie
Could be anywhere you are (in)

Carolina down to Georgia
Smell the jasmine and magnolia
Sleepy sweet home Alabama
Roll tide roll
Muddy water Mississippi
Blessed Graceland whispers to me
Carry on, carry on
Sweet southern comfort, carry on

As I sit here, I'm surrounded
By these priceless memories
I don't have to think about it
There's no place I'd rather be (than)

Carolina down to Georgia
Smell the jasmine and magnolia
Sleepy sweet home Alabama
Roll tide roll
Muddy water Mississippi
Blessed Graceland whispers to me
Carry on, carry on
Sweet southern comfort, carry on


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"Sweet Southern Comfort" as written by Brad Crisler Rodney Clawson

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    General CommentThis song makes me think about my life and how I take too many things for granted. It brings back memories of my childhood adventures. This, by far, is a great song!
    apaintedbarnon December 20, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song really hit me when i first heard it, i grew up in North Carolina and i miss a lot of the things it mentioned: "muddy water, cotton feilds, magnolias, jasmine" it's a great song
    east_side_beauty38on January 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. No other region has the soul the South has. The only thing this song lacks is that it does not mention Virginia. It is a big omission to leave out the home state of General Lee and the state of the Confederat capital.
    amymonkeyon April 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy moms friend wrote this song. It's about my hometown - Town Creek, Alabama. I know every person mentioned in this song. :D It makes me smile every time I hear it, knowing that it's about my home and where I've grown up. Makes me miss it even though I've only been gone for a year and I'm going back this coming spring.
    dianababyon September 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTechnically, 'amymonkey', it also omits Florida, Kentucky, and Missouri too (though the latter never "officially" left the Union); but you're right, the omission of the Commonwealth of Virginia is a terrible oversight. He barely squeezes in Tennessee with the "Blessed Graceland" line (because everyone in Dixie knows it's "blessed" 'cause it's Jesus' house when Elvis isn't staying there). Short of that it's a great anthem to the South Land!
    Sharp Cheddaron October 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI'm a native to Washington state.yes that liberal state where it rains 300 days a year.but my dad & mom are real life hill billies from down south.I have spent a lot of time living in Virginia, North Carolina,Texas,and South Carolina.I can say the south is my kind of place.wish I was still down there.although I don't know if it would still be as i remember it.
    dooglepopon May 09, 2011   Link

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