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Lyr Add: Georgia Pineywoods

Joe Offer 16 Sep 18 - 12:38 AM
Joe Offer 17 Sep 18 - 01:50 AM
Jim Dixon 18 Sep 18 - 09:00 PM
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Subject: Lyr Add: Georgia Pineywoods
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Sep 18 - 12:38 AM

Mudcatter Old Yeller emailed me chords for this song. Anybody have additional information?

GEORGIA PINEYWOODS

[Chorus]

G    D    C       G
Miss those Georgia Pineywoods

G   D      C         G
Won-der if they miss me

G   D    C         G
Lonesome for those Pineywoods

G                   D             C            G
Ancient home of the Creek and the Cherokee and me


[Verse 1]

G                C       G
I was born in the Georgia Pineywoods

                      D       G
Fifteen miles from the country store

G          C          G
No T.V., or gold plated shiney goods

                   D      G
Cracked up linoleum on the floor


[Verse 2]
G                  C          G
We had cows in the back fields grazin'

                        D      G
Chickens a cluckin' out in the pen

G                C      G
Life was good but it's a-maz-in'

                D         G
How I didn't see that back then.


[Chorus]

G    D    C       G
Miss those Georgia Pineywoods

G   D      C         G
Won-der if they miss me

G   D    C         G
Lonesome for those Pineywoods

G                   D             C            G
Ancient home of the Creek and the Cherokee and me


[Verse 3]

G                C      G
I would look for Indian arrowheads

               D       G
I was happy as Borden's cow

G             C      G
I lost all my Indian arrowheads

G                        D       G
They ain't no good to me here no how.



[Chorus]

G    D    C       G
Miss those Georgia Pineywoods

G   D      C         G
Won-der if they miss me

G   D    C         G
Lonesome for those Pineywoods

G                   D             C            G
Ancient home of the Creek and the Cherokee and me


[Verse 4]

G             C      G
I get paid now by the hour

                   D      G
And lead my typical suburb life

G                   C      G
Got credit cards and buyin' power

                         D       G
An I owe more money than Caesar's wife


[Chorus]

G    D    C       G
Miss those Georgia Pineywoods

G   D      C         G
Won-der if they miss me

G   D    C         G
Lonesome for those Pineywoods

G                   D             C            G
Ancient home of the Creek and the Cherokee and me


Here's a recording by the Osborne Brothers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xz_vWs87_rc


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Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Georgia Pineywoods
From: Joe Offer
Date: 17 Sep 18 - 01:50 AM

A little more info from a second email:


    Thanks!

    Here's some add'l info:

    Altho many people sing "ancient home of the Cree and the Cherokee" this is incorrect. The Cree were in Canada, north and West of Lake Superior. The Creek were in Georgia.

    This is transcribed as "The Bottle Hill Boys" did it. The Osbornes only sing the first two lines of the chorus as an intro vs the whole chorus as an intro. Also I think the Osbornes do it in Bb.

    The song is on (I think) The Bottle Hill Boys album "A Rumor in Their Own Time". There are some cuts from the album on YouTube but not Georgia Pineywoods.

    They used to sing the first chorus acappello and slow, then launch into the first verse.

    By the way,

    The Borden's cow reference is from an old advertising campaign having to do with Borden's cows being happy and therefore producing better milk. I remember seeing it on billboards a lot when I was growing up.

    Bob


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Subject: Lyr Add: GEORGIA PINEYWOODS
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 18 Sep 18 - 09:00 PM

Here’s how I hear it. (I also looked up some discographical data):


GEORGIA PINEYWOODS*
Written by Boudleaux Bryant & Felice Bryant
As recorded by The Osborne Brothers on “The Osborne Brothers” (1971) and several other albums.

INTRO: Miss those Georgia Pineywoods,
Ancient home of the Creek,
And the Cherokee,
And me.

1. I was born in the Georgia Pineywoods,
Fifteen miles from a groc’ry store—
No TV or gold-plate shiny goods,
Cracked linoleum on the floor.
We had cows in the back fields grazin’,
Chickens a-cacklin’ out in the pen
Life was good but it's amazin’
How I couldn’t see that back then.

CHORUS: Miss those Georgia Pineywoods.
Wonder if they miss me.
Lonesome for those Pineywoods,
Ancient home of the Creek,
And the Cherokee,
And me.

2. When I’d look for Indian arrowheads,
I was happy as Borden's cow.
I’ve lost all my Indian arrowheads.
They ain't no good to me here nohow.
I get paid now by the hour
And lead my typical suburb life.
Got credit cards and buyin' power,
And I owe more money than Caesar's wife. CHORUS


* Also spelled, on some albums, GEORGIA PINEY WOODS.
** On Buck Owens’ recording of this song, he seems to sing:
No TV or gold-plate china could
Crack
linoleum on the floor.
I think this is a mondegreen committed by Owens.


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