Hank Williams Jr performs “Mobile Boogie” Live On Pop! Goes The Country 1977.

On the US Hot Country Songs charts, it peaked at # 27, and on the Canadian RPM Country Singles charts, it peaked at # 9. The song was incluided on Hank Williams Jr.'s twenty-ninth studio album, One Night Stands (Warner / Curb 1977)

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Mobile Boogie

“Mobile Boogie”, a song written by Norman King and Thomas Neeley, was first recorded by Delmore Bros. for the King label, on August 1, 1947, at King Recording Studio, 1540 Brewster Ave., Cincinnati, OH. And It was released on December 8, 1947.

Lp cover Hank Williams Jr. ( Warner Elektra 1977 )
Lp cover Hank Williams Jr. ( Warner Elektra 1977 )

Hank Williams Jr., recorded for the Warner label, the song, along with the rest of the album was recorded between November and December 1976, at Wishbone Studio, Muscle Shoals, AL. At the Hank Jr. album recording session, he was accompanied by: Mac McAnally (acoustic guitar), Larry Byrom (guitar), Pete Carr (guitar), Jeff Allen and Toy Caldwell (steel), Bob Wray (bass), Roger Clark (drums), Clayton Ivey (keyboards) + strings + Muscle Shoals Horns + Ava Aldridge, Barbara Wyrick, Joan Butler, Marie Tomlinson, Sue Richards and Terry Woodford (background vocals). With the production of Hank Williams, Jr. and Terry Woodford’s song was released in March 1977, on the US Hot Country Songs charts, it peaked at # 27, and on the Canadian RPM Country Singles charts, it peaked at # 9.

The song was incluided on Hank Williams Jr.’s twenty-ninth studio album, One Night Stands (Warner / Curb 1977), on the U.S Top Country Albums charts, peaking at # 33.




Hank Williams Jr – Mobile Boogie Lyrics

If the South woulda won, we woulda had it made
I’d probably run for President of the Southern States
The day Elvis passed away would be our national holiday
If the South woulda won, we woulda had it made

I’d make my Supreme Court down in Texas
And we wouldn’t have no killers getting off free
If they were proven guilty, then they would swing quickly
Instead of writin’ books and smilin’ on TV

We’d all learn Cajan cookin’ in Louisiana
And I’d put that capital back in Alabama
We’d put Florida on the right track, ’cause we’d take Miami back
And throw all them pushers in the slammer

Oh, if the south woulda won, we woulda had it made
I’d probably run for President of the Southern States
The day young Skynyrd died, we’d show our southern pride
If the south woulda won, we woulda had it made
“Play a little dixieland boys, ah yes”

I’d have all the whiskey made in Tennessee
And all the horses raised in those Kentucky hills
The national treasury would be in Tupelo, Mississippi
And I’d put Hank Williams picture on one hundred dollar bill



I’d have all the cars made in the Carolinas
And I’d ban all the ones made in China
I’d have every girl child sent to Georgia to learn to smile
And talk with that southern accent that drives men wild

I’d have all the fiddles made in Virginia
‘Cause they sure can make ’em sound so fine
I’m going up on Wolverton Mountain and see ole Clifton Clowers
And have a sip of his good ole Arkansas wine

Hey, if the South woulda won we’d a had it made
I’d probably run for President of the Southern States
When Patsy Cline passed away, that would be our national holiday
If the South woulda won, we’d a had it made, olay he hee hee
I said if the South woulda won, we would a had it made

Might even be better off

Single Hank Williams Jr. ( Warner 1977 )
Single Hank Williams Jr. ( Warner 1977 )

Miquel Batlle
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