Louisiana 1927

Randy Newman, arr. Jay Althouse
Performed by the Sir Winston Churchill High School Concert Choir under the direction of David T. Graham. Choralfest, 2011

I’ve put the lyrics below the video, enjoy :-).

mfi

Video & description source: Louisiana 1927 – YouTube. Published on Jul 25, 2012 by SWCMusicChannel.

Lyrics: 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 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

Lyriccs source: RANDY NEWMAN LYRICS – Louisiana 1927

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *