Down in the boondocks, down in the boondocks
People put me down 'cause that's the side of town I was born in
I love her, she loves me, but I don't fit in her society
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks.
Ev'ry night I watch the light from the house upon the hill
I love a little girl that lives up there, and I guess I always will
But I don't dare knock on her door 'cause her daddy is my boss man
So I'll just have to be content to see her whenever I can.
Down in the boondocks, down in the boondocks.
One fine day I'll find a way to move from this old shack
I'll hold my head up like a king, and I never never will look back
Until that morning I'll work and slave, and I'll save every dime
But tonight she'll have to steal away to see me one more time.
|: Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks :|