Circle left *Drinking was forbidden in my Christian family home Walk around your corner, then box the gnat you know 4 ladies promenade, roll it once inside the ring Box the gnat at home, then you weave around the ring And my home's in Alabama Swing your own and promenade My home's in Alabama Southern born and southern bred
FIGURE Basic, corner progression
Heads promenade walking 1/2 around you go Down the middle and square thru, it's 4 hands you know Go all the way around, right & left thru and turn the girl Veer to the left and ferris wheel into the middle and go Square thru 3/4 round That corner swing and promenade My home's in Alabama Southern born and southern bred
*I learned to play the flat top on them good old Gospel songs
Had to learn about the ladies too young to understand
Southern born and southern bred
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Drinkin' was forbidden in my Christian country home
I learned to play the flattop on them good ol' Gospel songs
Then I heard about the barrooms just across the Georgia line
Where a boy could make a livin' playin' guitar late at night
Had to learn about the ladies; too young to understand
why the young girls fall in love with the boys in the band
When the boys turn to music, the girls just turn away
to some other guitar picker in some other late night place
Yeah, I held on to my music; I let the ladies walk away
took my songs and dreams to Nashville and then on to L.A.
Up to New York City, all across the USA
I lost so much of me but there's enough of me to say (that my)
..home's in Alabama, no matter where I lay my head
My home's in Alabama, Southern born and Southern bred
What keeps me goin'? I don't really know.
can't be the money the Lord knows I'm always broke
could it be the satisfaction of bein' understood
when the people really love ya and let you know when it's good
Well I'll speak my Southern English just as natural as I please
I'm in the heart of Dixie, Dixie's in the heart of me
and someday when I make it, when love finds a way
somewhere high on Lookout Mountain I'll just smile with pride and say that my
Lyrics by Randy Owen and Teddy Gentry. Recorded by Alabama.