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Ray Charles

Georgia On My Mind

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“Georgia on My Mind” is a song written in 1930 by Hoagy Carmichael (music) and Stuart Gorrell (lyrics). It is the official state song of the U.S. state of Georgia. Gorrell wrote the lyrics for Hoagy’s sister, Georgia Carmichael. However, the lyrics of the song are ambiguous enough to refer either to the state or to a woman named “Georgia”. Carmichael’s 1965 autobiography, Sometimes I Wonder, records the origin: a friend, saxophonist and bandleader Frankie Trumbauer, suggested: “Why don’t you write a song called ‘Georgia?‘ Nobody lost much writing about the South.“ Thus, the song is universally believed to have been written about the state. The song was first recorded on September 15, 1930 in New York by Hoagy Carmichael and His Orchestra with Bix Beiderbecke on... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Keeps Georgia on my mind (Georgia on my mind ... Just an old sweet song ... Still in peaceful dreams I see

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This song is listed #44 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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More songs by Ray Charles (See Charts): Don't Change On Me, Take These Chains From My Heart, Unchain My Heart, A Fool For You, I Don’t Need No Doctor, This Little Girl Of Mine, Mess Around, Till I Can't Take It Anymore, Baby, It's Cold Outside, and Mary Ann.

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