Who Sang Rednecks? Randy Newman

Randy Newman Good Old Boys cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1974-9
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 3:11
producer: Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker
piano: Randy Newman
vocal: Randy Newman
mixer: Lee Herschberg
engineer: Lee Herschberg
additional engineer: Donn Landee
co-producer: Lenny Waronker and Mitchell Froom
Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show
With some smart *** New York Jew
And the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox
And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too
Well he may be a fool but he's our fool
If they think they're better than him they're wrong
So I went to the park and I took some paper along
And that's where I made this song

We talk real funny down here
We drink too much and we laugh too loud
We're too dumb to make it in no Northern town
And we're keepin' the ******s down

We got no-necked oilmen from Texas
And good ol' boys from Tennessee
And colleges men from LSU
Went in dumb. Come out dumb too
Hustlin' 'round Atlanta in their alligator shoes
Gettin' drunk every weekend at the barbecues
And they're keepin' the ******s down

We're rednecks, rednecks
And we don't know our *** from a hole in the ground
We're rednecks, we're rednecks
And we're keeping the ******s down

Now your northern ******'s a Negro
You see he's got his dignity
Down here we're too ignorant to realize
That the North has set the ****** free

Yes he's free to be put in a cage
In Harlem in New York City
And he's free to be put in a cage on the South-Side of Chicago
And the West-Side
And he's free to be put in a cage in Hough in Cleveland
And he's free to be put in a cage in East St. Louis
And he's free to be put in a cage in Fillmore in San Francisco
And he's free to be put in a cage in Roxbury in Boston
They're gatherin' 'em up from miles around
Keepin' the ******s down


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rednecks
  • 2 Birmingham
  • 3 Marie
  • 4 Mr. President (Have Pity on the Working Man)
  • 5 Guilty
  • 6 Louisiana 1927
  • 7 Every Man a King
  • 8 Kingfish
  • 9 Naked Man
  • 10 A Wedding in Cherokee County
  • 11 Back on My Feet Again
  • 12 Rollin'

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