The Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Sweet Home Alabama" is supportive of racial
It criticizes Neil Young for his anti-lynching song "Southern Man",
correct? We know that Young and the band got along just fine, but that
doesn't alter the lyrics of the song, eh?
Well I heard mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow
The lyrics praise George Wallace, the infamous segregationist Alabama
governor of the era, in several place, correctamundo?
In Birmingham they love the governor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth
Sweet home Alabama
Oh sweet home baby
Where the skies are so blue
And the governor's true
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Yea, yea Montgomery's got the answer
The only possible defense is that the lyrics were written in
character, am I right or am I right? But the band never claimed that
this was the case, is that accurate?
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