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Ross M
08-31-2005, 12:00 AM
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 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 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

Randy Newman; 1974

There are many covers out there, but my favorite is by Aaron Neville; 1991.

[ 08-31-2005, 01:04 AM: Message edited by: Ross M ]

Jack Heinlen
08-31-2005, 12:18 AM
Hm. Circa 1980 I was on a road trip with some buds. They went on to New Orleans while I went back to a woman. I've thought of it often with the flooding.

Whatever is happening in New Orleans, it won't be the same as it was in 1980.

I'm wondering how this major city is going to come back at all. Being Americans, we'll pump it out, but it's going to be a huge bit of work. I don't imagine it will ever be quite the same big easy.

LeeG
08-31-2005, 12:25 AM
I finished a CLC Sassafras canoe at my brothers house in New Orleans about three years ago,,not sure where he keeps it but if it was outside on sawhorses then it's gone for a walkabout.

Jamie Hascall
08-31-2005, 12:26 AM
Talking with the barber the other day, we both found that Naw'lins was one of the places that we needed to get to one of these days. Now it looks like I'll never see it as so many have. :(
I just hope it can rise again from the muck.

seafox
09-07-2005, 04:21 PM
remember the city was 85 percent flooded. I would guess the french quarter built on the natural levee was the 15 percent that didn't flood isn't that the real nawleans any way?

what do you think of the mayor trying to force out those who are left? and to to what purpose?

hearing a offical quotes as saying they havn't forced any one out yet just telling them that "if they don't go now they can resque them in a fe days" if they have made it this far ok then why would they need resqueing in a few days?