Mel Tillis sings “Southern Rains” 1981.

Reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs and spent a total of eleven weeks on the country chart.

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Southern Rains:

Lp cover Mel Tillis ( Elektra 1980 )
Lp cover Mel Tillis ( Elektra 1980 )

Song written by Roger Murrah, was recorded by Mel Tillis, for the Elektra label, with the production of Jimmy Bowen, was released in December 1980, on February 21, 1981, reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Songs and spent a total of eleven weeks on the country chart, and the Canadian RPM Country Tracks, also got the number # 1. It would be the sixth and last number one of Mel Tillis’ career.

 

The song was included in Mel’s twenty-sixth studio album, Southern Rains (Elektra 1980), reaching # 22 on the top country albums charts in the USA.

Mel Tillis – Southern Rains Lyrics

Sometimes my soul gets weary and my mind begins to wonder
And like that old train “The Hummingbird” it goes to Alabam
They say home is where the heart is and mine is down in Dixie
And when you go down to Dixie you’re heading for higher ground
(Southern rain) blowing from the coast of Mississippi
(Southern rain) I feel better when those southern waters hit me
I can’t get into Jordan seven times to ease the pain
But I can pray for help and hope for southern rain
(Southern rain) like the sunshine it’s a blessing sent from heaven
(Southern rain) they can wash away your cares if you let them
You may not believe my story and you may think I’m insane
But they’re the closest thing to home those southern rains
Austick is a peeling that a body can’t get over
There’s no such thing as healing and it won’t go away with time
When were young we want to get away when we’re old we want to go back
And we spend our lives replacing all the things we leave behind
(Southern rain) blowing from the coast of Mississippi
(Southern rain) I fell better when those southern waters hit me
I can’t get into Jordan seven times to easy the pain
But I can pray for help and hope for southern rain
(Southern rain) like the sunshine it’s a blessing sent from heaven
(Southern rain) they can wash away your cares if you let them
You may not believe my story and you may think I’m insane
But they’re the closest thing to home those southern rains

Single Mel Tillis ( Elektra 1980 )
Single Mel Tillis ( Elektra 1980 )