GEORGIA ON MY MIND

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  • “Georgia On My Mind” is a song written in 1930 by Stuart Gorrell (lyrics) and Hoagy
    Carmichael (music). It is the official state song of the U.S. state of Georgia. Gorrell wrote
    the lyrics for Hoagy’s sister, Georgia Carmichael. However, the lyrics of the song are
    ambiguous enough to be referring either to the state or to a woman named “Georgia.”
    Carmichael’s 1965 autobiography, “Sometimes I Wonder”, records the origin: a friend
    suggested: “Why don’t you write a song called ‘Georgia?’ Nobody lost much writing
    about the South.”
    The song is perhaps best known as sung by Ray Charles, who recorded the song in 1960
    on the album The Genius Hits the Road”. It became Georgia’s state song in 1979.
    Georgia, Georgia,
    The whole day through
    Just an old sweet song
    Keeps Georgia on my mind
    I’m say Georgia
    Georgia
    A song of you
    Comes as sweet and clear
    As moonlight through the pines
    Other arms reach out to me
    Other eyes smile tenderly
    Still in peaceful dreams I see
    The road leads back to you
    I said Georgia,
    Ooh Georgia, no peace I find
    Just an old sweet song
    Keeps Georgia on my mind
    Other arms reach out to me
    Other eyes smile tenderly
    Still in peaceful dreams I see
    The road leads back to you
    Georgia,
    Georgia,
    No peace, no peace I find
    Just this old, sweet song
    Keeps Georgia on my mind

    I said just an old sweet song,

  • Keeps Georgia on my mind