1. Saturday, September 3, 2005

    aaron neville sang this last night 


    and he did a pretty good job.

    and even though randy newman is more known for his songwriting than his singing, i have always loved his version of this song, the original. and i totally love the record that it came from “good old boys”. but all his records are good.

    and because kanye stole the show last night, i wanted to stoke people with this

    randy newman
    good old boys
    reprise records, 1974 (mp3)

    remastered version by rhino, 2001

    “louisiana 1927”
    (newman)

    What has happened down here is the wind have changed
    Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
    Rained real hard and 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 cleard 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 tyrin’ 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

    lyrics to good old boys, a concept album about the south + guilty, the randy newman box set + melting dolls