Girl From The South

from by Robert Lindsay Nathan

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Jimmy Mahoney sent be a few lines to this. I added some more verse, chorus, meter, rhyme and music to his musings about those slow talking southern girls. God bless 'em.


Girl from the South
Copyright 2004 Robert Nathan/James Mahoney

C G Am Fm7
C G Am Fm7
Dm G C


She had a Southern slack jaw
And a long Texas drawl
I knew she was my type
There was no, pretense or hype.
So we hit it off
And we hit it on
And I found her by my side
When the moon went to sleep at dawn

Chorus (follows each verse):

C G Am Fm7
Oh,I love a Girl from the South
C G Am Fm7
I love those Girls from the South
C G Am Fm7
Gotta love those from the south
Dm7 G C

Now I could go on
And I could go off on how
She won’t egg me on
She'll never beg or boss
She just legs me on
As we turn and we toss
That slow talkin' girl
With a back slidin' drawl

She's a slow talking girl
This gem from the south
And her drawl it's like a pearl
That slid from her mouth
And her drawl is so slow
That time stands quite still
With no where to go
Just flat out of will

I’ll show you the way
Where the bonnie belles play
Maybe you’ll find one
With a Southern slack jaw
And a long Texas drawl
And maybe you won’t
So try not to bawl
If even you don’t

Find a slow talkin' girl
With a back slidin' drawl
She’ll make you beg,
She’ll make you crawl
And her drawl will be so slow
That you’ll stand quite still
With no where to go
You’ll be, flat out of will


Gotta have a girl
Gotta love a girl
Wanna squeeze a girl
Gotta tease a girl
Wanna please a girl
Oh, I need a girl
Have you told that girl, yeah
Just wanna hold that girl?

And - you - love - her - so.......


from The Long Road, released April 15, 2016
Robert Lindsay Nathan - Acoustic guitar, Lead Vocal, Background Vocal
Mark Hallman - Drums, Bass, mandolin, harmonica, vocal harmony
Cindy Cashdollar - Steel Guitar



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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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