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Good Ole' Boys is the theme song of The Dukes of Hazzard TV series. It was written by Waylon Jennings who also was the balladeer of the show. The song was later released as a single of Waylon Jennings. The song has been covered by many members of the cast.

Lyrics[]

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Dukes of Hazzard Intro 2

Just the good ole' boys, Never meanin' no harm
Beats all you never saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born
Straightenin' the curves, Flattenin' the hills
Someday the mountain might get 'em, but the law never will

Makin' their way the only way they know how
That's just a little bit more than the law will allow
Just the good ole' boys, Wouldn't change if they could
Fightin' the system like a true-modern day Robin Hood.

Variations of Opening[]

During the 2nd season of The Dukes of Hazzard, there were a couple of on-set conflicts between the cast, namely James Best and the producers and Ben Jones and the producers. Both actors were written out of the show temporarily at different points.

This led the producers to erase all evidence of them from the intros to the episodes they would not be in.

Here are 4 such variations of the season 2 intro:

  1. Intro without Ben Jones - extra footage was added to fill time for his spot, such as a patrol car crash, an exploding outhouse, and the General's smoking tires. The outhouse and smoking tire would remain with the intro for the rest of the series.
  2. Intro without James Best - Many changes in footage to remove all trace of Rosco. New footage of Daisy, Boss Hogg, Uncle Jesse, and Enos is shown, as well as a new ending jump.
  3. Intro with James Best replaced by Dick Sargent, as Sheriff Grady Byrd, and the aforementioned new footage.
  4. Intro with James Best replaced by James Hampton as Sheriff Buster Moon, and the aforementioned new footage.

There's also the end credits that replaced Roscos' giggle with Boss Hoggs' "Them Dukes, Them Dukes!!"

Season 5 (Coy and Vance)

Variations of the Song[]

The Dukes of Hazzard Soundtrack[]

In the first version of the song on the soundtrack there is a narration by Boss Hogg that occurs in the background of the song.

"Howdy Folks, my name is Hogg. J.D. Hogg that is. Jefferson Davis Hogg that is, and let's just say that I run Hazzard County. You know how to get to Hazzard County don't you? Just head South from anywhere in the good Old U.S. of A and you'll run right smack into my neck of the woods. And if you're looking to do business, uh, any kind of business down here, I'm the one to see. Just ask for Boss. I'll be waitin' to hear from ya, I'm open ta anything"

"Well, let me tell ya. Today is the day of the great race here in Hazzard County, that's right. And you know what? I'm gonna win (laughs). Well the only thing I am worried about is those dang blasted Duke boys, Bo and Luke. Because, they drive a car...that's called...uhg, I just hate to say that name. It's called, the General Lee."

Waylon Jenning's Full Version[]

In Waylon Jenning's Full version of the song, he adds an additional verse

"I'm a good ole boy, You know my mama loves me. But she don't understand they keep a-showin' my hands and not my face on T.V.'

2006 Music Video[]

In 2006, John Schneider, Tom Wopat, and Catherine Bach made a music video that was included in the season 7 box set of the D.V.D. The video starts with three children playing with toy cars, the General and Dixie before the three comment on the cars and ends with the three getting into a recreated General Lee and John Schneider driving them away. The song is slightly adjusted in the finale verse to include a tribute to Waylon.

"Just some Good Ole Boys (Just some good ole boys), And cousin Daisy makes three. You know we sure miss old Waylon but we had ourselves a heck of a time on T.V.'

Videos[]

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