Southern Man Song Lyrics

Neil Young

Neil Young After the Gold Rush cover art
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Southern man better keep your head
Don't forget what your good book said
Southern change gonna come at last
Now your crosses are burning fast
Southern man

I saw cotton and I saw black
Tall white mansions and little shacks
Southern man when will you pay them back?
I heard screaming' and bullwhips cracking
How long? How long?

Lily Belle, your hair is golden brown
I've seen your black man coming' round
Swear by God I'm gonna cut him down!
I heard screaming' and bullwhips cracking
How long? How long?

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tell Me Why
  • 2 After the Gold Rush
  • 3 Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  • 4 Southern Man
  • 5 Till the Morning Comes
  • 6 Oh, Lonesome Me
  • 7 Don't Let It Bring You Down
  • 8 Birds
  • 9 When You Dance I Can Really Love
  • 10 I Believe in You
  • 11 Cripple Creek Ferry


  • credits


    album: Track 4 in album After the Gold Rush
    release date: 1970-9-19
    popularity : 150 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Rock & Roll/Country Rock
    length: 5:32
    producer: Neil Young and David Briggs
    composer: Neil Young
    lyricist: Neil Young

    Album Information

    label: Reprise Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin