Dixieland Delight (Live)

It’s the weekend!  Celebrate, country-fried style, with Alabama’s live performance of Dixieland Delight.  A great song all-around.  My favorite part is Jeff Cook’s fiddle kicking into full sizzle at 4:15, along with Mark Herndon’s drumming.  It’s worth the click through to youtube.  (Lyrics and original credits, below.  Story to follow.)

Rollin’ down a backwoods, Tennessee byway, one arm on the wheel
Holdin’ my lover with the other, a sweet, soft, southern thrill
Worked hard all week, got a little jingle, on a Tennessee Saturday night
Couldn’t feel better, I’m together with my Dixieland delight

Spend my dollar, parked in a holler ‘neath the mountain moonlight
Hold her uptight, make a little lovin’
A little turtle dovin’ on a Mason Dixon night
Fits my life, oh so right, my Dixieland delight

Whitetail buck deer, munchin’ on clover, redtail hawk settin’ on a limb
Chubby old groundhog, croakin’ bullfrog, free as the feelin’ in the wind
Home grown country girl, gonna give me a whirl
On a Tennessee Saturday night
Lucky as a seven, livin’ in Heaven, with my Dixieland delight

Spend my dollar, parked in a holler ‘neath the mountain moonlight
Hold her uptight, make a little lovin’
A little turtle dovin’ on a Mason Dixon night
Fits my life, oh so right, my Dixieland delight

Spend my dollar, parked in a holler ‘neath the mountain moonlight
Hold her uptight, make a little lovin’
A little turtle dovin’ on a Mason Dixon night
Fits my life, oh so right, my Dixieland delight

Rollin’ down a backwoods, Tennessee byway, one arm on the wheel
Holdin’ my lover with the other, a sweet, soft, southern thrill
Worked hard all week, got a little jingle, on a Tennessee Saturday night
Couldn’t feel better, I’m together with my Dixieland delight

[“Dixieland Delight,” by Alabama.  Written by Ronnie Rogers.  Produced by Harold Shedd and Alabama.  Original release:  The Closer You Get… , 1983.]

 Alabama:

Randy Owen (lead vocals, rhythm guitar); Teddy Gentry (bass guitar, background vocals); Jeff Cook (lead guitar, fiddle, keyboards); Mark Herndon (drums, percussion).

Past Members, drums and percussion:

Jackie Owen (1969-72); Bennett Vartanian (1972-74); Rick Scott (1974-79); Don Perkey (1975-78); Mark Herndon (1979-2004).

 

Video posted to youtube by user Best Country Video

 

 

 

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