Down in the Boondocks

Billy Joe Royal

About Down in the Boondocks

"Down in the Boondocks" is a song written by Joe South, with sampling from Gene Pitney's "Twenty Four Hours from Tulsa", and recorded by American artist Billy Joe Royal. It was a hit in 1965, reaching number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. In the UK, it hit number 38 on the Record Retailer chart. In Canada, the song reached #1 on the RPM Magazine charts, August 9, 1965. The song comes from the album Down in the Boondocks.


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1996
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Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down 'cause that's the side of town I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don't fit in her society
Lord, have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks

Every night I watch the lights from the house up on the hill
I love a little girl that lives up there and I guess I always will
But I don't dare knock on her door
'Cause her daddy is my boss man
So I'll just have to be content
To see her whenever I can

Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down 'cause that's the side of town I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don't fit in her society
Lord, have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks

Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks

One fine day I'll find the way 
To move from this old shack
I'll hold my head up like a king 
And I never, never will look back
Until that morning, I'll work and slave
And I'll save every dime
But tonight, she'll have to steal away
To see me one more time

Down in the boondocks
Down in the boondocks
People put me down 'cause that's the side of town I was born in
I love her, she loves me
But I don't fit in her society
Lord, have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks
Lord, have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks
Lord, have mercy on the boy from down in the boondocks

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Billy Joe Royal

Billy Joe Royal (born April 3, 1942, Valdosta, Georgia, United States) is an American singer. more »

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