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New Orleans
by Edwin Larson
Sunday, March 20, 2005
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Some lyrics to an unfinished bluegrass song


(Verse 1)
Tucson Arizona
to the plains of South Dakota
Through snow-covered mountain passes
and the forest thick and green
Passing all them cities
Down the mighty
On a big ole’ steamboat
Bound for New Orleans

(Chorus 1)
In New Orleans they say
that the music plays all night
And ther aint' no rowdy cowboys
just itchin' for a fight
Yes a gentleman I'll be
Walkin' proud and livin' free
Where the river meets the sea
I'm bound for New Orleans

(Verse 2)
I had my fill of whisky
And saloon gals who were frisky
And I never shot and killed a man
Who didn’t draw first on me
But that sheriff’s gal in
Laid her head against my shoulder
Now I’m a wanted man
Bound for New Orleans


(Verse 3)
Y'see he pulled out a Forty-five
Then someone shot him from behind
He just stood there grinnin’
as he fell down on his knees
I finally busted outta jail
With a mean ole’ posse on my tail
And the river looked invitin’
So I'm bound for New Orleans

(Chorus 2)
In New Orleans its civil-like
And the Poker dealers fair
The women all are pretty
In their fancy clothes and hair
And the bourbon is so cheap
It's even used to wash the streets
Where the river meets the sea
I'm bound for New Orleans

(Repeat Chorus 1)

Copyright ©2005 Edwin Dante Larson


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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/22/2005
Seems like a great song to me, Edwin. Mayhaps we'll hear it on the radio one of these days. Thank you. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/22/2005
Great song, Edwin! Love bluegrass. My roots on my Daddy's side are in Virginia and Kentucky, so I guess its in my blood...
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 3/21/2005
...This is totally out of my sphere of things, but DOES make me think George Clooney and "O Brother, Where Art Thou", so that makes it very good in my book! Actually, I reckon you must have hired Ed Kostro for the photo shoot and one of his cats is keepin discreetly out of mischief behind the bar... Hard men are such softies at heart! Have never understood the label "Bluegrass"... what are they on down there? Too many peace pipes with somethin being smoked that's not tobaccy, I reckon... and, New Orlean, is that Dixie? Sorry, too many questions, but this has got me thinking... and singing along! Neat work, EDL. TY Kate xx
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/20/2005
Edwin this is fantastic. I hope you find
a melody and have them recorded.
I love that picture!;-)
Reviewed by M. B. 3/20/2005
This is terrific! I'd love to see this completed, find out what happens at the end of the ride.

~ Mari
Reviewed by Edwin Larson 3/20/2005
Thanks Jerry...and sorry All but the damn 'editor' kept freezing up and I had to keep re-posting..

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/20/2005
Safer down there in the far south...this would make a GREAT song of some kind, I would love to see it do so...Ed
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/20/2005
Third times the charm, eh? Hope so. Here is what I said on the last posting: Yeah, it looks like New Orleans will be a good bet for you, desperado. Good poem/song.
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