Last night I saw Lester Maddox on a TV show
                    With some smart-ass New York Jew
                    And the Jew laughed at Lester Maddox
                    And the audience laughed at Lester Maddox too
                    Well, he may be a fool but he's our fool
                    If they think they're better than him they're wrong
                    So I went to the park and I took some paper along
                    And that's where I made this song

                    We talk real funny down here
                    We drink too much and we laugh too loud
                    We're too dumb to make it in no Northern town
                    And we're keepin' the niggers down

                    We got no-necked oilmen from Texas
                    And good ol' boys from Tennessee
                    And colleges men from LSU
                    Went in dumb - come out dumb too
                    Hustlin' 'round Atlanta in their alligator shoes
                    Gettin' drunk every weekend at the barbecues
                    And they're keepin' the niggers down

                    CHORUS
                    We're rednecks, rednecks
                    And we don't know our ass from a hole in the ground
                    We're rednecks, we're rednecks
                    And we're keeping the niggers down

                    Now your northern nigger's a Negro
                    You see he's got his dignity
                    Down here we're too ignorant to realize
                    That the North has set the nigger free

                    Yes he's free to be put in a cage
                    In Harlem in New York City
                    And he's free to be put in a cage in the South-Side of Chicago
                    And the West-Side
                    And he's free to be put in a cage in Hough in Cleveland
                    And he's free to be put in a cage in East St. Louis
                    And he's free to be put in a cage in Fillmore in San Francisco
                    And he's free to be put in a cage in Roxbury in Boston
                    They're gatherin' 'em up from miles around
                    Keepin' the niggers down

                    CHORUS