Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seth Amos

I heard Vicki Lawrence's "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia" not long ago, and was struck by a question: What happened to Seth Amos?

If you recall the song, Andy Wolloe tells the young man that his wife has been "seeing that Amos boy Seth." But it's ANDY who gets killed in the song, not Seth. Even the revelation of what happened to the wife sheds no light on Seth Amos' fate. He's brought up and then forgotten.

Did Seth Amos leave town before something happened to him? Did he live his life quietly? Or did he just disappear into a plothole in a very famous song?

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