Magnolia Blossoms lyrics
Saturday, April 28, 2007

Magnolia blossoms spicy and sweet
Oleander pink and white
Hackberry, sassafras, chinaberry tree
Georgia town on a summer night

Shotgun houses on a quiet street
Japonica bushes and the tulip trees
Camellias and the honeysuckle vine
Georgia town in the summertime.

Fried chicken and sides at the old café
Dressing, cole slaw, and black-eyed peas,
Gravy and dressing and butter beans.
Corn and collards and turnip greens.

Fishing for catfish on the river shore
Mockingbird in the sycamore
Singing love songs to its mate
Georgia town on a summer day.

Mike & Ed's and Chicken Comer's
Smoky Pig — Country's Barbecue
Fat Freddie's and the place on 13th Street
They got it chipped chopped or sliced for you

The whistle of a Norfolk-Southern train
Sitting on the porch in the candlelight
Smell the arborvitae and the jasmine vine
Georgia town on a summer night

Old Sweet Songs: A Prairie Home Companion 1974-1976

Old Sweet Songs

Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).

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