Colbert County Blues

from by Robert Lindsay Nathan

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Colbert County, the best kept secret of the south is also where the music town of Muscle Shoals is nested. I was lucky enough to have grown up there when all that great music that erupted on the scene was being produced there.

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Colbert County Blues
copyright 1994 Robert Lindsay Nathan

Intro:
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There's a place
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Called Colbert County
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It's just right south
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South of Tennessee

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It's the Heart
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And home of Dixie
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And some of that good ole' simple
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Southern chivalry

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Where a southern belle and a Rebel yell
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Go together like a country band playin' like hell, like this...

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Well I was raised
In Colbert County
On the Shoals of the river
They call the Tennessee

Where a friend
Called southern music
Was born
And grew up with me

Where Greg Allman's band and a group called Alabam
Got together every now and then to record a jam, like this...

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Well if a die
In Colbert County
Just scatter my ashes
In the river they call the Tennesse

Cause there's no, no, no, no, no
Place else but Texas
That I'd Ever
Ever want to be

Where a blue tick hound and that southern sound
Can be heard every evnin' when the sun goes down, like this....

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Outro:

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credits

from The Long Road, released April 15, 2016
Robert Lindsay Nathan - Acoustic and Electric Lead Guitar, Lead Vocal
Rick Richards - Drums
Glenn Fukunaga - Bass
Cindy Cashdollar - Steel and Lap Steel Guitars
Michael Ramos - Piano

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Robert Lindsay Nathan Canyon Lake, Texas

Robert Lindsay (Bama) Nathan was born in New Orleans on September 24, 1952. He was raised in Muscle Shoals Alabama and formally educated in Texas (Gig 'em Aggies). He has been writing songs since the early 1970's and has circled the globe playing them.

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