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30 Greatest Southern Songs

written by: silverqueen
Y'all magazine named The 30 (or so) Greatest Southern Songs. So "singin' songs about the South land", y'all are invited to join right in.

Question 1:

The Pros: No smoggy smoke, no telephone bills and a girl, wild as a mink and sweet as a soda pop. The cons: better not go lookin' for moonshine stills and corn won't grow there.
Where do all the folk "get their corn from a jar" in this Southern song?
Rocky Top

Question 2:

In what song does Vicki Lawrence warn,
"Don't trust your soul to no backwoods southern lawyer
Cause the judge in the town got bloodstains on his hands."?
East Bound and Down
The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia
The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Copperhead Road

Question 3:

It's the first Saturday in May. Time to polish up those mint julep cups, buy a new hat and take out a few extra dollars because today is the day the best horses in America are going to "run for the roses". What song is played as the horses are led to the post at Churchill Downs?
You Are My Sunshine
My Old Kentucky Home
Camptown Races
Maryland, My Maryland

Question 4:

"Lordy, I have loved some ladies
And I have loved Jim Beam
And they both tried to kill me
back in 1973."
How does the singer of this song answer the questions, "Why do you drink?" and "Why do you roll smoke"?
Family tradition
Feeling single and seeing double
I've got Linda on my mind
Are you sure Hank done this way

Question 5:

Who is the "Coal Miner's Daughter"?
Faith Hill
Dolly Parton
Pasty Cline
Loretta Lynn

Question 6:

Has anybody seen that "lost shaker of salt"? Where would you find the singer
"Nibblin on sponge cake
Watching the sun bake
All those tourist covered in oil."?
Key West
Key Largo

Question 7:

This couple got married "in a fever, hotter than a pepper sprout." But the marriage hit some rough spots. According to Johnny Cash, he is going to this town to "mess around". But wait, June is going to be there "dancing on a pony keg". Where does June tell Johnny, "Go on down, make a big fool of yourself."?
Rocky Top

Question 8:

According to the Faustian bargain that Johnny made with the devil in the Devil Went Down to Georgia, what did the devil wager for Johnny's soul?
Heart of Barbara Allen
3 free nights at Disneyland
The old home-place
Fiddle of gold

Question 9:

"Saw the ghost of Elvis
On Union Avenue
Followed him up to the gates of Graceland
Then I watched him walk right through."
According to the song by Marc Cohn where would one find "catfish on the table and "gospel in the air."?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)

Question 10:

View the provided image.
Both of the two artists pictured had a # 1 hit with this Hoagy Carmichael song.
Carolina in the Morning
You Are My Sunshine
Sweet Home Alabama

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Question 11:

Taking the # 2 spot on "The 30 or so Greatest Southern Songs" list was Sweet Home Alabama which Y'all Magazine called the "single greatest Southern Rock anthem of all time". What group was "singin' songs about the South land"?
Marshall Tucker Band
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Molly Hatchet
Allman Brothers Bank


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