Down In The Boondocks Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Here on this Down In The Boondocks lyrics and chords page you'll find my acoustic guitar demo, purchase link to the full lesson, the lyrics to the song as well as a free .pdf chord sheet to this song that you can download.

April 3, 1942 – October 6, 2015 - (Age 73)

Down In The Boondocks Lyrics
Demo Chords & Pdf

Billy Joe Royal didn't write this one, Joe South did. But with his recording back in 1965, the song reached #1 in Canada and #9 in the US.

The there are five chords you'll need for this one and they are as follows:

  • A
  • D
  • E
  • Db
  • Gbm

The best pattern to use here is a down up up down up down up and use a hammer-on for the b-string on the A chord and another on the g-string at the 2nd and 4th fret. 

Down In The Boondocks
Chords - Buy Full Lesson

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This is no picking break required for this song.


Down In The Boondocks Lyrics


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 and she loves me - But I don't fit her society
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks

Every night I will watch the light from the house upon the hill
I love a little girl that lives up there, I guess I always will
But I don't dare knock on her door-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
People put me down 'cause that's the side of town I was born in
I love her and she loves me - But I don't fit her society
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks

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 - 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

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 and she loves me - But I don't fit her society
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks
Lord have mercy on a boy from down in the boondocks

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