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Missing Georgia Blues

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When you are born down in Georgia,

you sho don't ever want to leave.

Your heart will just stay in Georgia,

Cause while you're gone, you'll grieve.


Georgia's red clay gets in your blood,

You'll swear it's such a part of you.

Was a kid running on those dirt roads,

You'll always remember, whatever you do.



Refrain:

Got those Missing Georgia, down home Missing Georgia Blues,

If you ever try to leave Georgia, you'll be missing all the news.

Caught a hobo train yesterday, rode it all the way to Tennessee,

Started Missing Georgia the minute I left, it's there I'd rather be.

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Sitting on the dock fishing for cats,

I've got seven on the line,

Frying up a batch of hush puppies,

Sure be tasting mighty fine.


Gone play my old Blues guitar soon

playing by the light of the moon.

Serenading on the front porch,

in my favorite month of June.


Refrain:

Got those Missing Georgia, down home Missing Georgia Blues

If you ever try to leave Georgia, you'll be missing all the news.

Caught a hobo train yesterday, rode it all the way to Tennessee,

Started missing Georgia the minute I left, It's there I'd rather be.


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I miss my Georgia pines and Magnolias,

The Jasmine and the Honeysuckle, too.

Warm days in the sunshine down there,

A full moon in the night time when its due.


Mountains up north and coastal waters fine,

Georgia's got everything every heart desires.

Even the rain and thunderstorms welcomed,

Special things that not a single cent requires.


Refrain:

Got those Missing Georgia, down home Missing Georgia Blues,

If you ever try to leave Georgia, You'd be missing all the news

Caught a hobo train yesterday, rode it all the way to Tennessee,

Started missing Georgia the minute I left, it's there I'd rather be.



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If you ever go down to Georgia,

You'll soon see just what I mean.

It'll get such a hold on you there

Like nothing, you've ever seen.


Georgia, missing my Georgia Blues,

Can't do without her, I can't lose.

I've got to have my Georgia,

Giving her up, I'd just have to refuse.


Refrain:

I've got those Missing Georgia, down home Missing Georgia Blues,

Got those Missing Georgia, down home Missing Georgia kinda Blues.

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© 2017 whonunuwho

Comments

whonunuwho (author) from United States on November 24, 2018:

I dedicate this to Kenneth, an old pal of mine on Hub Pages. Blessings. whonu

Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on July 10, 2017:

Thank you for the most delightful poetic tour of Georgia. Got me humming those Georgia Blues.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on July 09, 2017:

Thank you, my friend. Georgia boys have a way with words and music, especially the Blues. Many thanks and blessings. whonu

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on July 09, 2017:

Could very well become another popular song about Georgia. "I've got to have my Georgia." Like the mood.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on July 09, 2017:

I agree about the weather, and yep, once in the South, always there. Blessings my friend. whonu

Ryan from Louisiana, USA on July 09, 2017:

There is nothing like being from the South. Being from Louisiana I will always carry my southern pride to where ever I go. Great and beautiful poem. Makes the south sound so nice. I can do without the summers heat sometimes. I do not miss that.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on July 09, 2017:

Yes, I do. Thank you, Sherry, Blessings. whonu

Sherry Hewins from Sierra Foothills, CA on July 08, 2017:

Very beautiful. I'm glad you love your home.

whonunuwho (author) from United States on July 08, 2017:

Thank you my friend. Glad you liked it. Blessings. whonu

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on July 08, 2017:

That's a lovely poem. Georgia sounds lovely. I like the photos.