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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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