The Dukes of Hazzard theme song & lyrics (1979-1985)

The Dukes of Hazzard

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Tom Wopat and John Schneider may have been the first-billed stars of the eponymous show The Dukes of Hazzard, but the real star was arguably their 1969 Dodge Charger — The General Lee.

Of course, not just content to spawn one pop culture icon, the show also introduced a fashion trend courtesy of Catherine Bach — the high cut jean short shorts that would go on to share a name with her character, Daisy Duke.

Spinning together several notable southern icons in moonshine running, muscle cars, country music, and the ’70s CB craze, the Duke boys saw a successful run of seven seasons between 1979 and 1985, with each episode featuring the voice of country star Waylon Jennings in the opening credits. – AJW

The Dukes of Hazzard opening credits

Dukes of Hazzard theme song lyrics

Just the good ol’ boys,
Never meanin’ no harm,
Beats all you never saw,
been in trouble with the law since the day they was born.

Straightenin’ the curve,
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 good ol’ boys,
Wouldn’t change if they could.
Fightin’ the system
like a true modern-day Robin Hood.

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