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Vicki Lawrence's, "The Night When the Lights Went Out in Georgia"
Misheard Lyrics:
Georgia Mitchell was making the rounds
So he fired a shot, shot the wagon down
Then his big brother Chet grabbed the gun in his hand
Seth, why'd you do it?
Original Lyrics:
The Georgia Patrol was makin' their rounds
So he fired a shot just to flag them down
A big-bellied sheriff grabbed his gun and said
Why'd you do it?
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