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Louisiana 1927

Randy Newman


Capo 3

 

Verse1:

G                 D/F#                     Em                    Em7

   What has happened down here is the wind has changed

C                   Am                    G                      D

   Clouds rolled in from the north and it began to rain

G                    D/F#   Em                              Em7

   It rained real hard        and it rained for a real long time

C   Am                                G                        D

    Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

 

Verse 2:

G                         D/F#   Em                Em7

   The river rose all day           the river rose all night

C                         Am                    G                           D

    Some people got lost in the flood some people got away all right

G                                   D/F#             Em                         Em7

     The river had busted through clear down to Plaquemine

C   Am                                G                        D

    Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

 

Chorus:

         G   B7       Em   D

Louisiana,   Louisiana      

                           C                 Am                    G                  D          

They’re trying to wash us away,  they’re trying to wash us away.

         G   B7       Em   D

Louisiana,   Louisiana      

                           C                 Am                    G                  D          

They’re trying to wash us away,  they’re trying to wash us away.

 

G                  D/F#            Em                 Em7

   President Coolidge came down in a railroad train

C                     Am    G                                      D

    With a little man       with a notepad in his hand

G                               D/F#   Em                Em7

    President say “little man      ain’t it a shame,

C                              Am                 G                           D

    What the river has done to this poor crackers' land”?

 

Chorus

 

Repeat Verse 2

 

Chorus

 

End on G


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