June 28, 2011 Music

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Lauren Patrick is a native Southerner and the editor of Pretty Southern.com. She’s a member of the Atlanta Blogger Network and Atlanta Food Blogger Society. #LovetheSouth #GoDawgs Follow Lauren on Twitter

The number one, absolute best song of all time about Southern girls goes to Lynyrd Skynyrd for “Georgia Peaches”. This band is about as Southern as they get. Formed in Jacksonville, Fla., in the 1960s, Lynyrd Skynyrd rose to fame touring throughout the South.

“Georgia Peaches” is the title track on their album Legend (released in 1987 containing all demos and EPs from the band). Legend contains songs from the bands glory years (1973 – 1977) before the tragic plane crash outside Greenville, S.C. In 2001, the album Street Survivors was reissued featuring “Georgia Peaches” as a bonus track.

Well you can see her walkin’ down on Peachtree Street
She got high-heeled shoes and a dot on her cheek
Well she’s lookin’ good, she’s headed downtown
A’int got no money, honey, she knows her way around

I think she’s cute, think she’s cute as she can be
Talkin’ about a funny talkin’, hony tonking Georgia Peach

Well these Georgia Peaches, son, they know their way around
Take your money, son, before you gets outta town
Well they talk a little funny, but they look so fine
Yes, nine out of ten of them gonna sell you a dime

I think they’re cute, think they’re cute as they can be (ooh yeah!)
I’m talkin’ about a funny talkin’, hony tonking Georgia Peach

Well peaches, peaches
Love them Georgia Peaches
Peaches, peaches
Love them Georgia Peaches!

Well them Georgia Peaches, they sure do got style
They gonna steal your heart, with a Southern smile
Well they talk a little funny, but they look so fine
Older they get, Lord, I swear it’s like good wine

I think they’re cute, think they’re cute as they can be
Talkin’ about a funny talkin’, hony tonking Georgia Peach

Thank you, Lynyrd Skynyrd! Was this your favorite Southern Girl song? Tell us with a comment below!

Editor’s note: photo contributed by our favorite Florida girl, Heather McCole Williams. To view more of her art or book her for photographic work, check out Heather’s blog or their Facebook page.

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