Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard (Good Ol' Boys)

Album: Music Man (1979)
Charted: 21
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  • Just'a good ol' boys
    Never meanin' no harm
    Beats all you never saw
    Been in trouble with the law
    Since the day they was born

    Straightnin' the curves
    Flattenin' the hills
    Someday the mountain might get 'em
    But the law never will

    Makin' their way
    The only way they know how
    That's just a little bit more
    Than the law will allow

    Makin' their way
    The only way they know how
    That's just a little bit more
    Than the law will allow

    I'm a good ol' boy
    You know my momma loves me
    But she don't understand
    They keep a showin' my hands and not my face on TV

    Oh yeahWriter/s: Waylon Jennings
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, DO WRITE MUSIC LLC
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Comments: 6

  • Dale from VictoriaBarry you also forgot Catherine Bach who was also there for all 146 episodes :-)
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyAnd from the 'For What It's Worth' department, it was a fellow-Highwayman that knocked Waylon out of the top spot on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart, Willie Nelson with "On The Road Again".
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyThe song reached #2 on the Canadian RPM Country Singles chart...
    As stated in the next post below it peaked at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart; it was also the seventeenth in a string of twenty-one Top 10 records on the Country chart, and eleven of those Top 10 records would reach #1.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 26th 1979, the CBS-TV series "The Dukes of Hazzard" debut on national TV...
    The show ran from 1979 to 1985 with 146 episodes (Only Denver 'Uncle Jesse' Pyle and Sorrell 'Boss Hogg' Booke appeared in all 146 episodes)...
    And on September 17th, 1980 "Theme from The Dukes of Hazzard" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on December 7th, 1980 it peaked at #21 (for 2 weeks) and spent 23 weeks on the Top 100...
    On October 26th, 1980 it reached #1 (for 1 week) on Billboard's Hot Country Singles chart...
    R.I.P. Mr. Jennings (1937 - 2002), Mr. Pyle (1920 - 1997), and Mr. Booke (1930 - 1994).
  • Pennell from Kansas City, MoI love the both versions....but the slap in the face of 'You know my momma loved me, but she don't understand they keep showing my hands and not my face on TV' is a classic as well!!!
  • John from Nashville, TnThis song was Waylon's highest charted pop single and first (and only) million-seller.
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