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Ballad of The General Lee was a song made for The Dukes of Hazzard Soundtrack. The song was sung by Doug Kershaw and The Hazzard County Boys. It was played after Keep Between Them Ditches. In the original soundtrack, this was the finale song. In keeping with the theme of the album, Doug Kershaw was caught in Boss' Celebrity Speed Trap and required to sing a song. This song summarizes the entire story line of the album. 'Ballad of The General Lee' was released as it's own single along with 'Flash'.

Later when the album was re-released, this song was followed by three bonus tracks.

Lyrics[]

In the middle of the night, When they should have both been sleepin'

They were changing out the engine of their homemade cluster car

All the people in the town called them two young foolish dreamers

for thinkin' that old set of wheels would take them very far


They were putin' the finale touches on the Dixie flag they painted

on the top of that old stock car that they named the General Lee

And they knew that they'd be ready at the mornin' at the fairgrounds

For the race that no one thought they'd ever win


Including me


But a dream don't die when there's fire in a young man's eye

And y'all are inclined to agree, so that you really see

When that dream takes hold it's worth its weight in gold

And they believe in The General Lee


General Lee


All the cars were linin' up on the dirt track by the grandstand

Every bigtime hot shot drivin' act, a finely tuned machine

Then some million dollar loud mouth in a Shelby GT Cobra said

"You boys ain't got a chance, cause we're the best you've ever seen"


But a dream don't die when there's fine in a young mans eye

And y'all are inclined to agree, so that you really see

When that dream takes hold it's worth its weight in gold

And they believe in the General Lee


General Lee


As they move around the track trying to jocky for position

You could see the gravels flying, you could hear the engines whine

Then the whole crowd stuck together cheering two young foolish dreamers

as the General Lee beat all the rest across the finish line


'Cause a dram don't die when there's fire in a young man's eye

and y'all are inclined to agree, so that you really see

When that dream takes hold it's worth it's weight in gold

And they believe in the General Lee


General Lee


They believe in the General Lee


General Lee

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