If the South Woulda Won

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"If the South Woulda Won"
Single by Hank Williams, Jr.
from the album Wild Streak
Released July 1988
Genre Country
Label Warner Bros./Curb
Writer(s) Hank Williams, Jr.
Producer(s) Barry Beckett, Hank Williams, Jr., Jim Ed Norman
Hank Williams, Jr. singles chronology
"Young Country"
(1988)
"If the South Woulda Won"
(1988)
"That Old Wheel"
(1988)

"If the South Woulda Won" is the title of a song written and recorded by American country music artist Hank Williams, Jr.. It was released in July 1988 as the first single from the album Wild Streak. The song is about what Hank would've done as President of the southern States, had the South won the Civil War. He mentions all the states from the Confederacy as well as Kentucky (though it was not in the Confederacy), and includes how he would put his father on $100 bills and make Elvis Presley's death a national holiday. He also implies that in the current United States drug dealers are not prosecuted and killers get off free and calls for swift executions instead. The song reached #8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks 8
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 22

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 390.