He was on his way home from candletop Been two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop At webs and have him a drink for he went home to her Andy wo-lo said hello He said hi what's a doing Wo said sit down I got some bad news that's gonna hurt Said Im your best friend and you know that's right But your young bride aint home tonight Since you been gone she's been seeing that amos boy seth He got mad and he saw red Andy said boy don't you lose your head Cause to tell you the truth Ive been with her myself
Chorus: That's the night the lights went out in georgia That's the night that they hung an innocent man Don't trust your soul to no back woods southern lawyer Cause the judge in the towns got bloodstains on his hand
Andy got scared and left the bar Walking on home cause he didn't live far you see Andy didn't have many friends and he just lost him one Brother thought his wife mustve left town So he went home and finally found the only thing Daddy had left him and that was a gun He went off to andys house Slipping through the back woods quiet as a mouse Came upon some tracks too small for andy to make He looked through the screen at the back porch door He saw andy lying on the floor In a puddle of blood and he started to shake
The georgia patrol was making their rounds So he fired a shot just to flag em down And a big bellied sheriff grabbed his gun and said Whyd you do it?
The judge said guilty in a make believe trial Slapped the sherrif on the back with a smile and said Suppers waiting at home and I got to get to it
They hung my brother before I could say The tracks he saw while on his way To andys house and back that night were mine And his cheatin wife had never left town And that's one body thatll be found You see little sister don't miss when she aims her gun