Saturday, September 03, 2005

Louisiana 1927


What has happened down here is the winds have changed

Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
Rained real hard and it rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline
The river rose all day

The river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood
Some people got away alright
The river have busted through clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangelne
Louisiana, Louisiana

They're tyrin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away,Louisiana,
Louisiana
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
President Coolidge came down in a railroad train

With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand
The President say, "Little fat man isn't it a shame what the river has done
To this poor farmer's land."
Louisiana, Louisiana

They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us awayLouisiana,
Louisiana,
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away
They're tryin' to wash us away

A special thanks to Randy Newman for composing the poignant piece
and Aaron Neville for his soulful interpretation of it

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