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Southern Man is a song by Neil Young from his 1970 album After the Gold Rush.

The song's lyrics focus mainly on racism against blacks in the southern states of the USA.

Lynyrd Skynyrd's song 'Sweet Home Alabama' makes reference to this song (and 'Alabama' from Neil Young's later album Harvest) with the lyrics:

Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her Well, I heard ol' Neil put her down. Well, I hope Neil Young will remember a southern man… read more

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  • Avatar for Grottesca
    No comments on the lyrics, but musically this song is a fucking ace.
  • Avatar for hessel-z
    Awesome song with some terrific guitar work. and probably the best song on the entire album, which is quite an achievement.
  • Avatar for NewBeatniks
    Nobody seems to appreciate honestly, even Lynyrd Skynyrd, go figure. I'd pick this over Sweet Home, a song that is pretty much a blind celebration of southern pride while ignoring the evil parts of their culture. It's their lack of remorse and conscious that really irks me.[2]
  • Avatar for TheMally98
    Yelling Neil, the best
  • Avatar for buriuk
    Great song
  • Avatar for HayleighRayment
    Eating southern fried chicken
  • Avatar for mikecullerssr
    this is neil young's best!!!!!!
  • Avatar for marjo47
    Classic.
  • Avatar for squidwoof68
    A unique style all his own. I've been listening to the same Neil tunes for years and never get bored of them...
  • Avatar for athenapm
    To jeemajamajimma: Merry Clayton, who sang with the Stones on "Gimme Shelter," has a great cover: http://www.last.fm/music/Merry+Clayton/Merry+Clayton/Southern+Man

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