A track you never expected to see on Boing Boing


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/12/a-track-you-never-expected-to.html


#2

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#3

Well played @beschizza.


#4

I guess, though Cory did post a Finnish cover of the song back in '08. Alas, the video and link in that post are broken, so I’ll repost it here (it doesn’t disappoint!):


#5

wow, i don’t remember that first time around, that is a gem for sure.


#6

turn it up!


#7

Just a minute, that’s stuck in my head, let me fix that …


#8

”I have always thought `Dixie’ one of the best tunes I have ever heard. Our adversaries over the way attempted to appropriate it, but I insisted yesterday that we fairly captured it. I presented the question to the Attorney General, and he gave it as his legal opinion that it is our lawful prize. I now request the band to favor me with its performance.” Abraham Lincoln


#9

I don’t know a lot about Abe, but he does seem a pretty cool dude.

Meanwhile…


#10

My beloved Alabama did well yesterday.

If any of you need a tour, I’d always be up for it, especially down Mobile way (and I’d teach you all how to pronounce it correctly!).


#11

no no no i thought this was my safe place!


#12

Meh, its a really good song, I think.


#13

It has some really great musical elements and, admittedly, Neal Young can be a bit preachy at times.


#14

Lemme see if I remember: “Moe BEE ul”?


#15

Better than Moore winning, then we’d have just had to listen to Mo’ BILE.


#16

No kidding. He’s a great songwriter, musician and performer. A national treasure up here in Canada. But yes, he gets a bit preachy.


#17

Perfectly written!!

Was watching the news last night, have of the commentators were pronouncing it Mobul (like mobile phones). Was driving me crazy.


#18

IIRC Skynard and Neal were friends.


#19

Catchy tune, but the shoutout to hyper-racist Gov. George Wallace always kind of ruined it for me.


#20

It’s anti-George Wallace!

Here’s the lyric:

“In Birmingham they love the Gov’nor, BOO! BOO! BOO!
Now we all did what we could do”

The reference was to the large support that Wallace had in Birmingham, as evidenced by the mayor and Bull Conner, and the extreme white flight that was happening.

Ronnie and the band were against that.

That’s why they have a black women’s chorus sing gospel style “boo boo boo” about it.

And they did what they could do to protest it.

He then says that nixon being taken down during watergate is fine for him.

“does your conscious bother you”

The song is an rebut of neil young’s southernman, Ronnie is saying that there’s good people in The South who are against the racism and stuff.