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Huckabee Performs Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama!

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Early Lynyrd Skynyrd,This Photo Courtesy Of Alan Walden, Band Manager

Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee 'borrows' music from democrats and gets away with it! Almost...

Televised last night on ABC news was Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee playing bass guitar with a band performing the Lynyrd Skynyrd song "Sweet Home Alabama," a song about supporting the Southern cause and promoting Alabama's love for their Governor George Wallace, a controversial political figure who blocked school integration.

The leader of the Lynyrd Skynyrd band was Ronnie Van Zant who died in a tragic plane crash when he was 29 years old on October 20, 1977.

Before he died, Ronnie Van Zant lent his band and music to then Presidential candidate democrat Jimmy Carter in 1976. Ronnie took his band to Atlanta, Georgia where they performed a benefit concert to raise money for Jimmy Carter's campaign into the White House.

So in the song Sweet Home Alabama, you have Ronnie Van Zant singing that in Birmingham, Alabama, they love the Governor George Wallace. Next you hear the band's three female backup singers sing "Boo, boo, boo" as a response to this love of George Wallace. And then Ronnie sings the next line "we did all we could do" meaning to fight the racist politics of Governor George Wallace.

Ronnie Van Zant envisioned a different South and a different Alabama and he gave his vision-in-music to support Jimmy Carter.

Ronnie Van Zant and his Lynyrd Skynyrd band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame in 2006. Ronnie Van Zant's most memorable song "Free Bird" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame:

"The Southern rock anthem Free Bird - the Lynyrd Skynyrd tune usually
accompanied by swaying fans, lofted-high lighters and drunken shouts -
needs some room.

The Allen Collins/Ronnie Van Zant-penned tune was among 70 recordings
added Thursday to the Grammy Hall of Fame, home of songs "of lasting

Today, in 2008, Republican Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has hijacked the music of a democrat to promote himself and his Republican party. I would of thought the democrats would have been all over this! Guess they missed this one.

Ronnie would roll over in his grave.

Fly on Free Bird!

Right side: Ronnie Van Zant's Final performance Greenville, SC. Oct. 19, 1977.

Sweet Home Alabama
by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Big wheels keep on turning
Carry me home to see my kin
Singing songs about the Southland
I miss Alabamy once again
And I think its a sin, yes

Well I heard mister Young sing about her
Well, I heard ole Neil put her down
Well, I hope Neil Young will remember
A Southern man don't need him around anyhow

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you

In Birmingham they love the gov' nor
Now we all did what we could do
Now Watergate does not bother me
Does your conscience bother you?
Tell the truth

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Here I come Alabama

Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers
And they've been known to pick a song or two
Lord they get me off so much
They pick me up when I'm feeling blue
Now how about you?

Sweet home Alabama
Where the skies are so blue
Sweet Home Alabama
Lord, I'm coming home to you
Sweet home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd Knebworth England, 250,000 attend opening for Rolling Stones 1976


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Yo, K G,this isn't coming from a Democrat, but... by Tony Forest on Thursday, Jan 3, 2008 at 3:01:51 PM
 Yep! He did do it! And it sounds like to me ... by Levin Sheridan on Thursday, Jan 3, 2008 at 3:46:50 PM
Huckabee's Bass skills are enough to get him i... by Tony Forest on Friday, Jan 4, 2008 at 3:18:02 AM