September 6, 2005

Louisiana 1929

Louisiana 1929 by Randy Newman




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What has happened down here is the wind has changed
Clouds roll in from the North and it start to rain
Rained real hard, and it rained for a real long time
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline.

River rose all day, the river rose all night
Some people got lost in the flood, some people got away all right
The river has busted thru clear down to Plaquemines
Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline.

Louisiana, Louisiana, they're tryin' 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 come down in a railroad train
With a Little Fat Man with a notepad in his hand
President say "Little Fat Man, isn't it a shame
What the river has done to this poor crackers land.

Louisiana, Louisiana, they're tryin' 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
They're tryin' to wash us away.
They're tryin' to wash us away.







1 Comments:

At 5/28/2009 2:11 AM, Blogger rick said...

How appropriate that the song about a flood in 1929 was again heaped upon our shoulders in Katrina.
Louisianaman

 

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