I have to thank my uncle for turning me onto this song a week ago. Country ain't my first love (even though I'm from Georgia lol. I prefer Reba's version over Vicki Lawrence's original. As a southern born and bred person, I can easily see this song being a real story in the early 20th century in rural Georgia. I've heard some stories from my Nana, who's 94 years old about "southern justice" in the 30s/40s/50s.