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Worker with Ladder

GUMBO

Give me that heat

Light up that fire

Grab it while it’s hot

out dat black pot 

searched all over

and now I see

Louisiana flavor

can’t be beat

 

Don’t give me no gumbo.

Outside of the boot

DON’T GIVE ME NO GUMBO

Too FAR from the bayou

Don’t give me no gumbo

Outside of the boot

DON’T GIVE ME NO GUMBO

Too FAR from the bayou

 

Two bowls for me

I can’t have one

Ate it so fast 

I burned my  tongue 

THEY COOK IT ALL OVER

worldwide i see

My grandmas recipe 

one of a kind to me

 

Don’t give me no gumbo

Outside of the boot

DON’T GIVE ME NO GUMBO

Too FAR from the bayou

Don’t give me no gumbo

Outside of the boot

DON’T GIVE ME NO GUMBO

Too FAR from the bayou

 

(HORN/ACCORDION SOLO)

(talking part)

[What you mean you aint got no medium grain rice?

Aww Pas bon sha pas bon!

They don’t put no tomato in gumbo!

Where that come from!

Aww Pas bon sha pas bon!

Hand me my chapeau sha, I'm gone.

 I'll take my order to go.]

 

Pardon me ma’am

Don’t' take offense 

tried it several times 

In my defense 

Gimme that burger

with a large iced tea 

And when you come to the south 

The gumbo is on me

 

Don’t give me no gumbo

Outside of the boot

DON’T GIVE ME NO GUMBO

Too FAR from the bayou

Don’t give me no gumbo

Outside of the boot

DON’T GIVE ME NO GUMBO

Too FAR from the bayou

Pas bon sha pas bon!

Wooden Fishing Boat

ON THE ISLAND

lookie lookie here!

Gonna grab me a beer 

bartender here looks real fine

She say hey  big fella what you got

 I’ll take

A beer and a glass of wine 

 

Im on the island for just 1 week

starting out great 

adjusting  well

Two beers down I done lost frown 

Forgot about everything in that old town 

 

She said Como estas 

I said  comment savoir

How are you? English is fine  

Welcome to the island, 

have a good time

And When you drink your beer

Don’t forget the lime

 

 

At the resort I just want to get out 

called a uber to bring me to town

Asked him where is the action 

Just where should I go 

Took me too a spot…

 I don’t know

 

 place is jumping, across the street

 even playing my favorite song

Plenty of ladies

 they are looking good

 Thank you were much,

 but I Think I’ll walk

 

He said Como estas 

I said  comment savoir

He say How are you? English is fine  

Welcome to the island, 

have a good time

And When you drink your

 beer Don’t forget the lime

 

Wish everyday

could be just  like this

Heard a text

on my phone

Pre check for my flight

Way too soon I'm going home

 

 they say como estas

I said  comment savoir

  How are you? English is fine  

leaving the island, 

I had a good time

And when I drink my beer

I won't forget the lime

 

 hasta la vista!

NOT FROM NEW ORLEANS

Well I'm not New Orleans

But I like to Mardi gras

Well I'm not New Orleans

But I love Louisiana

Laissez le bon temps rouler

Let the good times roll

 

When I want to have fun

 well I head down south

 second line and zydeco

Put it on your mind

Good food and music

bon mange

 

 

sipping on my favorite beverage

While walking on bourbon  the street

I'm taking in all the sites

It really fascinates me

Streets filled with beads

Come on' Throw me something mister

 

 

Well I'm not New Orleans

But I like to Mardi gras

Well I'm not from  New Orleans

But I love Louisiana

Let the good times roll

Laissez le bon temps rouler

 

 

Washington DC

they like to Mardi Gras

Down the Mississippi river

Oh yea they like to Mardi Gras

Deep in the heart of Texas

Oh yea! they like to Mardi Gras

 

Sing it for me Erica one time

When I want to have some fun

 well I head down south (ah-ha)

 second line and zydeco

Put it on your mind

Good food and music

bon mange

 come on down to Louisiana

We are going to party

Allons sha

 

I'm going to get some beads

Show me something mister

Throw me something

WHERE I WANT TO BE 

GOD GIVEN RIGHTS

IN THE DECREE

EVERYBODY

WON'T AGREE

BORN FREE

 INALIENABLE RIGHTS

THERES NEVER PROGRESS

WITHOUT A FIGHT

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

UNITED WE WONT FALL

 WE MUST MEAN ALL

WHY ARE WE

STRUGGLING

IN THIS WORLD

TO BE FREE

 

(ACCORDION SOLO)

 

DEALT WITH A LOT

WON'T SHUT OUR MOUTHS

NO EVOLUTION

WITHOUT REVOLUTION

FIGHTING TO BE SEEN

AS AN EQUAL

WHILE SOME FOLKS

REWRITEING  THE PREQUEL

WHY ARE WE

STRUGGLING

IN THIS WORLD

TO BE FREE

 

      (SPOKEN WORD)

FREE MEANS HAPPINESS

THE FREEDOM TO EXPRESS

FREE TO LIVE

WHERE I FEEL FREE

THAT’S ME

AND WHERE I WANNA BE

CAUSE IM DIFFERTENT

NOT LIKE THE REST

NOT JUDGED

AND NOT OPPRESSED

LET ME LIVE IN HAPPINESS

LIVE FREE

IS WHERE I WANNA BE

If not now,

 tell me when?

How long

 does it have to be.

As for me

Here is what I see

Great grandma

Grandma

Mom and me

Won’t you Please enlighten me,

How long

 does  it have to be?

To  live in a world

Where I feel free

That’s me

And where I wanna be

 

Peace

TIME AFTER TIME

RECEIVED YOUR TEXT

THE OTHER DAY

IT TOLD ME BABY

YOU WERE ON  YOUR WAY

OH I CANT WAIT

TO SEE YOU AGAIN

 

REMEMBER I SAID

THAT I DIDN’T NOT MISS YOU

AND THEN I SAID

THAT I COULD DO BETTER WITHOUT YOU

BUT OH baby

I WAS ONLY FOOLING MYSELF

 

TIME AFTER TIME

(TIME AFTER TIME)

WELL I TRIED TO FORGET YOU

TIME AFTER TIME

(TIME AFTER TIME)

TRIED TO PUT YOU OUT OF MY MIND

BUT OH BABY I WAS ONLY FOOLING MYSEF

 

I CAN REMEMBER ALL THE TIMES

WE SHARED TOGETHER,

BOTH THE GOOD ONES

AND THE BAD ONES TOO

 

I STILL GOT YOUR PICTURE

HANGING ON THE WALL

I PLACED A COPY

IN MY HEART

BUT OH BABY 

I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

 

TIME AFTER TIME

(TIME AFTER TIME)

I TRIED TO FORGET YOU

TIME AFTER TIME

(TIME AFTER TIME)

TRIED TO PUT YOU OUT OF MY MIND

BUT OH BABY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

BUT OH BABY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

BUT OH BABY I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU

JE NE SAIS QUOI

Down in the club

That’s where it all started

I met this girl

 She like to party

hands were in the air

And she was singing along

They way she moved

THAT GIRL WAS Turning me on

 

 je ne sais quoi

That's what she got

je ne sais quoi

Mon konen pas

 

Watched from a distance

Couldn’t help myself

Trying not to  stare

But she didn’t care

more attention

more risky

I'm getting excited

 don’t think it's  the whiskey

 

 je ne sais quoi

That is what she got

je ne sais quoi

Mon konen pas

 

Down in the club

That’s where it all started

I met this girl

 She likes to party

hands were in the air

And she was singing along

They way she moved

THAT GIRL WAS Turning me on

 

 

 je ne sais quoi

That's what she got

je ne sais quoi

Mon konen pas

I'VE BEEN COUNTRY BEFORE IT WAS COOL

When i was ten

learning how to play

My accordion professor 

He was my garage collector 

Dad, Brought me to his house

six pack in my hand

Just kind he liked

And then we would jam 

 

Yes I’ve been country

county

Before it was cool

Before it was cool

 

Down on Hector Conley

town of Carencro

One mile down

From  buckwheat Zydeco

My accordion  broke

Strapped it TO MY Back

Rode my bike on down

Pulled up straight in the back 

 

Yes I’ve been country

county

Before it was cool

Before it was cool

 

(accordion solo)

 

Wore my boots to school

With my cowboy hat

Every weekend

I had all my bags packed

Waiting on Grandpa

To come and pick me up

I helped out on the farm

and played my accordion

 

Yes I’ve been country

county

Before it was cool

Before it was cool

SO CONFUSED

Lil too much to drink

While out last night

When I got home

I was not alone

 

Who is this lady

Getting out my truck

I can't believe

She came home with me

 

Oh lord

so confused

Oh lord

 so confused

 

She’s not my type

Could not have been my choice

Can't even recall

That ladies voice

 

Where did she come from

ARE They playing A game

I don’t even remember

That lady’s name

 

Oh lord

so confused

Oh lord

 so confused

 

Oh lord

so confused

Oh lord

 so confused

 

Can't drink no more

Shouldn't had that double

I guess that’s why

I stay in trouble

 

Every time I drink

And I try to unwind

Somehow I  end up

Myself In a  blind

 

Oh lord

so confused

Oh lord

 so confused

TIME DON'T WAIT

GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER

Before it’s too late

GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER

TIME DON'T WAIT

You know Time

Time, Waits on no one

As I sit here

Sit here crying

Trying to figure out

Why all these youngsters dying

Hard to believe

That the time just keeps on flying

 --   They don’t value life

It's not a game

when will we realize

Bullet aint got a name

Don’t fool yourself

when you pull it

 you gonna lose

You know that time

Oh time,

waits on no one

 

(ACCORDION SOLO)

 

SOME LEARN EARLY

WHILE SOME LEARN LATE

SOME NEVER GET THE CHANCE

 TO PARTICIPATE

You know Time

Time waits on no one

GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER

Before it’s too late

GOT TO GET IT TOGETHER

TIME DONT WAIT

You know Time

OH  time

WAITS ON NO ONE.

ZYDECO SYDO

Louisiana bread

Well dressed man

Grab his  chapeau

He ready to go

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco sydo

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco Sydo

 

Crease in the jeans

Ya know what I mean

SPIT Shine ON his boots

He Gone cut loose

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco sydo

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco Sydo

 

Shoot!

 

dress so clean

ya know what I mean

Can’t tell him nothing

Sharp as a button

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco sydo

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco Sydo

 

He Gone cut loose

He ready to go

goin to the zydeco

An everybody know

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco sydo

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco Sydo

Cout Cout Sha

 

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco sydo

QUI Sais sais

Zydeco Sydo

 

 

He gonna go to the Zydeco

He gonna go to the zydeco

He gonna go to the Zydeco

He gonna go to the zydeco

WALTZ WITH ME

WALTZ WITH ME

Petite femme

WALZ WITH ME

LIL LADY 

WAITING ALL NIGHT

FOR TH BAND TO PLAY A WALTZ

WAITING ALL NIGHT

FOR THE CHANCE TO A DANCE

OH OH OH

TAKE ME BY THE HAND

OH OH OH

TAKE ME BY THE HAND

WALTZ WITH ME

MY LIL LADY

WALZ WITH ME

Petite femme

SOLOS

OH OH OH

TAKE ME BY THE HAND

OH OH OH

TAKE ME BY THE HAND

WALTZ WITH ME

Petite femme

WALZ WITH ME

LIL LADY 

PIANO SOLO

OH OH OH

TAKE ME BY THE HAND

OH OH OH

TAKE ME BY THE HAND

WALTZ WITH ME

Petite femme

WALZ WITH ME

LIL LADY 

CREOLE LULLABY 

Sleep lil darling

REST Your EYES

SLEEP LILL DARLING

Fais do-do

CUTIE PIE

Dry your eyes

SLEEP LILL DARLING

lullaby

Creole lullaby

GONNA BE ALRIGHT

SLEEP LILL DARLING

Fais do-do

  

(SOLO)

 

Don’t need to wake up

Until morning lite

Sleep lil darling

Fais do-do

Peaceful dreams

Its gonna be alrtght

Sleep lil darling

Creole lullaby

lullaby

GONNA BE ALRIGHT

SLEEP LILL DARLING

Fais do-do

HOT PEPPER ZYDECO

COME ON BABY

WE ARE GOING TO ZYDECO

ALL NIGHT LONG

UNTIL YOU WANT SOME MORE

HOT PEPPER ZYDECO

IF YA WANNA have a good time

HOT PEPPER ZYDECO

IF YA WANNA have a good time

A LA DA PIMENT CHAUD

TOUT EST CORRECT

A LA DA PIMENT CHAUD

TOUT EST CORRECT

 

 

(ACCORDION SOLO)

 

COME ON BABY

WE ARE GOING TO ZYDECO

ALL NIGHT LONG

UNTIL YOU WANT SOME MORE

HOT PEPPERS zydeco

IF YA WANNA have a good time

HOT PEPPER ZYDECO

IF YA WANNA have a good time

A LA DA PIMENT CHAUD

TOUT EST CORRECT

A LA DA PIMENT CHAUD

TOUT EST CORRECT

 

(HORN SOLO)

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