Glen Campbell Southern Nights (Live Video and Lyrics)

Glen Campbell Southern Nights

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Enjoy watching the Glen Campbell Southern Nights live performance video and see the song details here. . .

The Glen Campbell Southern Nights song was the first single released from Campbell’s 1977 album, Southern Nights, and reached No. 1 on three separate US charts.  This tune topped the Billboard Hot Country songs chart starting March 19, 1977. This song was Campbell’s fifth and final No. 1 country hit.

Watch the live performance video and see the written lyrics below.

Glen Campbell Southern Nights Live Video

What truly sets “Southern Nights” apart is its ability to paint a vivid picture of the South through its lyrics. As Campbell sings about the “southern skies,” “cotton fields,” and “whippoorwills,” listeners are transported to a world of sprawling landscapes, starlit nights, and timeless traditions. The imagery is so evocative that one can almost feel the gentle breeze and smell the scent of magnolias in the air.  While “Southern Nights” celebrates the beauty of the South, it also serves as a heartfelt tribute to home and family.

This song was written and recorded by Allen Toussaint, from his 1975 album.  The Glen Campbell version became the most popular of this song.

Glen Campbell Southern Nights Lyrics

Southern nights
Have you ever felt a southern night
Free as a breeze
Not to mention the trees
Whistling tunes that you know and love so
Southern nights
Just as good even when closed your eyes
I apologize
To any one who can truly say
That he’s found a better way
Southern skies
Have you ever noticed
Southern skies
It’s precious beauty
Lies just beyond the eye
It goes running through the soul
Like the stories told of old
Old man
He and his dog that walk the old land
Every flower touched his cold hand
As he slowly walked by
Weeping willows would cry for joy
Feels so good
Feels so good it’s frightening
Wish I could
Stop this world from fighting
La-da-da-da-da, da-la-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da, da-da-da
Like this and many others
In the trees
Blow in the night
In the southern skies
Southern nights
They feel so good it’s frightening
Wish I could
Stop this world from fighting
Da-da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da
Da-da-da-da-da-da, la-da-da, da-da-da-da, da-da-da-da-da-da…

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