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Lynyrd Skynyrd: Sweet Home Alabama Meaning


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Song Released: 1974

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  1. anonymous
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    Mar 7th report

    It's about racism in the south. In Montgomery they love the governor boo boo boo, Montgomery was where the civil rights movement started, another line said they love the governor boo boo boo, George Wallace was the governor at the time and he stood for segregation. Everyone thinks Ronnie and the band where racist but they are just stupid if they think that,one of Ronnie's heros was Martin Luther King who he shared a birthday with.

  2. anonymous
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    Oct 1st 2011 report

    The song was not written about Neil Young. Ronnie and Neil were good friends.

  3. CHAD
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    Oct 6th 2008 report

    The song is written by two people,neither of which are from Alabama.Lyrics,as always,are by Ronnie.The Neil Young song Southern Man was considered by Ronnie to be an insult to the south.The earliest Skynyrd recordings were made near Muscle Schoals, Alabama. Ronnie was fond of the treatment of the band by the people there.He used Alabama as the backdrop for the "anti" Neil Young, and anti southern stereotype song Sweet Home Alabama.It is rumoured that as a final inside joke,Ronnie was buried in a Neil Young T shirt,but I have never seen anything to back that up.As for the main guitar verse,it was written by Ed King,who came from California,and even used a seashell for a pick.

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