Dixie Chicken

Album: Dixie Chicken (1973)
  • I've seen the bright lights of Memphis
    And the Commodore Hotel
    And underneath a street lamp I met a Southern belle
    Well she took me to the river, where she cast her spell
    And in that Southern moonlight, she sang a song so well
    If you'll be my dixie chicken, I'll be your Tenessee lamb
    And we can walk together down in dixieland
    Down in dixieland

    Well we made all the hot spots, my money flowed like wine
    Then that low down Southern whiskey began to fog my mind
    And I don't remember church bells or the money I put down
    On the white picket fence and boardwalk of the house at the edge of town
    But boy do I remember the strain of her refrain
    The nights we spent together, and the way she called my name

    If you'll be my dixie chicken, I'll be your Tenessee lamb
    And we can walk together down in dixieland
    Down in dixieland

    Well it's been a year since she ran away
    Yes that guitar player sure could play
    She always liked to sing along
    She's always handy with a song
    Then one night in the lobby of the Commodore Hotel
    I chanced to meet a bartender who said he knew her well
    And as he handed me a drink he began to hum a song
    And all the boys there, at the bar, began to sign along

    If you'll be my dixie chicken, I'll be your Tenessee lamb
    And we can walk together down in dixieland
    Down in dixieland Writer/s: Kibbee Martin, Lowell George
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 4

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyPaul Barrere, guitarist and vocalist for the iconic eclectic rock band Little Feat, passed away on October 26th, 2019 at the age of 71 {liver cancer}...
    Mr. Barrere joined the band in 1972 and was a member of the band for almost 50 years. He could not play on Little Feat’s current tour as he was getting treatment for liver cancer. Barrere was in the band for their landmark 1973 album, 'Dixie Chicken', contributing the song “Walkin’ All Night". After original member Lowell George died in 1979, Barrere became the principal songwriter for the band...
    May he R.I.P.
  • Scott from WashingtonI really get a kick out of this song every time I hear it. I remember it when it was new, my Uncle loved this type of music and I just loved the sound of it when I was a boy. Of course I didn’t understand it then but I do now and I like it even better. I thank them all for the smiles it brings every time I hear it!
  • Rich from Hickory, NcAgreed Rick. Lowell's never gotten the credit he deserved. The greatest white blues singer EVER. Also one of the finest slide players EVER. For true FeatFreaks, go to youtube and do a search on the tv show, "F Troop." Lowell and Richie Hayward (drummer) appeared in an episode as the band the "Bedbugs." HoyHoy!
  • Rick from Graysville, MoGreat song,great band--sure do miss Lowell George
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