If the South Woulda Won

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"If the South Woulda Won"
Single by Hank Williams, Jr.
from the album Wild Streak
B-side "Wild Streak"
Released July 1988
Genre Country
Length 3:19
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"
"If the South Woulda Won"
"That Old Wheel"

"If the South Woulda Won" is 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 reached number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.[1]

Lyrically, the song is about what Williams, Jr. would have 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 among the states which seceded) and includes how he would put his father on $100 bills and make Elvis Presley's death a national holiday.

Chart performance[edit]

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


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