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Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Hill-Billie is a free and untrammelled white citizen of Alabama, who lives in the hills, has no means to speak of, dresses as he can, talks as he pleases, drinks whiskey when he gets it, and fires off his revolver as the fancy takes him.
-- The New York Journal, April 23, 1900, quoted in "The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music" by Paul Hemphill, 1970
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