Come close and walk with me;
I'll tell you all the simple things,
That you are sure to see.
Magnolia blossoms and Dogwood trees,
Caterpillars on the step,
Wooden porches cleanly swept;
Strong majestic Georgia pines;
Rocking chairs and front yard swings,
June bugs flying on a string;
Coleslaw and barbecue;
Fried okra, fried corn, fried green tomatoes,
Fried pies and pickles too.
And cool, green grass beneath your feet;
Catfish nipping in the lake,
And fresh young boys on the make.
And much, much more,
In a way of life that I adore.