Down in Louisiana
"Sonny Landreth & Bayou Rhythm"
Produced by Sonny Landreth
Executive producer: Mark Miller

Ay Ai Ai
Clifton Chenier

way down in Louisiana
underneath the evergreen
I was sitting there all alone
along come a Creole queen

I said I'm going to a party
baby do you want to go
she said ay ai ai
ay ai ai
ay ai ai don't know

ay ai ai
ay ai ai
ay ai ai don't know
ay ai ai
ay ai ai
ay ai ai don't know

way down in Louisiana
underneath the evergreen
I was sitting there all alone
along come a Creole queen

I said I'm going to a party
baby do you want to go
she said ay ai ai
ay ai ai
ay ai ai don't know

ay ai ai
ay ai ai
ay ai ai don't know
ay ai ai
ay ai ai
ay ai ai don't know (repeat x3)

Sugar Cane

once I had a little girl
brought a smile into my world
so sweet she had a name
called her sugar cane

sugar cane was natural born
Cajun from the country lord
I swear she was the sweetest thing
I loved that sugar cane

sugar cane would go to town
and all the men folk turned around
makin' eyes they'd want to try
to steal her away from me

but I got my knife and I'd hold her hand
so them boys would understand
don't mess around I mean it man
I love my sugar cane

and then one day she had to leave
and travel far away from me
lord I was lonesome
like I'd never been before

and then one night I fell asleep
and dreamed she had come back to me
and when I woke next morning
yes she's knocking on my door

I said sugar cane
ya done come back baby
never gonna leave again

I Had A Dream
Mel Melton

I had a dream last night
I was back down in old Caroline
I had a dream last night
I was back down in old Caroline

well I woke up down in Texas
yeah, without that girl of mine

I had a dream
I was rollin' in my baby's arms
I had a dream
I was rollin' in my baby's arms

well I woke up with my pillow
yeah, and my baby was so far

well I'm leaving in the morning
leavin' I'll go see that old friend of mine
yeah I'm leavin' leavin' leavin' leavin' baby

you know my wheels ain't gonna stop turnin'
tell I get back to Caroline

Without My Baby
Mel Melton

well I'm sitting 'round my house
and I don't know what to do
yeah since my baby left me
ya know I'm livin' with the blues
because she's gone
I can't go on
without my baby

well she told me she was leavin'
but then I just shook my head
lord now she's really gone
and I wish that I were dead
because she's gone
I can't go on
without my baby

lord if you see my baby
wont you tell her please come home
yeah tell her that I'm living
my poor life all alone
because she's gone
I can't go on
without my baby

Congo Square
Sonny Landreth, Mel Melton, Dave Ranson

might be superstition but some kind of somethin'
goin' on down there
it might be superstition but some kind of somethin'
goin' on down there
it's an old time tradition when they play their
drums at night in Congo Square

you can hear 'em in the distance
and the old folks up the bayou say a prayer
you can hear 'em in the distance
and the old folks up the bayou say a prayer
that's when the voodoo people gather
and they play their drums at night in Congo Square
... voodoo people

my eyes were not believin'
what I seen there but I could not turn away
my eyes were not believin'
what I seen there but I could not turn away
they had that mojo in motion
and I seen 'em dance in trance with that snake
... snake dance

it might be superstition
but when I hear 'em in the night I say a prayer
yeah it might be superstition
but when I hear 'em in the night I say a prayer
because I respects tradition
like the kind they carry on in Congo Square
... Congo Square

Checking Up On My Baby
Sonny Boy Williamson

checkin' on my baby
see what she puttin' down
checkin' on my baby
see what she puttin' down
so many nights and days
since I left this town

well my baby don't write
she don't call me on the phone
no my baby don't write
she don't call me on the phone
well I'm gonna get slick
find myself another chick

oh my baby don't write
she don't call me on the phone
no by little girl don't write
she don't call me on the phone
well I'm gonna get slick
find myself another chick

checkin' on my baby
see what she puttin' down
checkin' on my baby
see what she puttin' down
been gone so long
'bout to drive her daddy wild

The Parish Line

young temptation
please don't wink your eyes
they got laws in Louisiana
make a grown man cry
and I don't want no trouble
beyond the parish line

please I beg you
don't try to hold me tight
there are those who would help me
not make it home tonight
other eyes are watchin'
beyond the parish line

love and misfortune
together by some design
could have sure made it easy
for gold a fool to find
And I don't take no chance
beyond the parish line

wheels are turning
but I let them pass me by
I'm gonna walk to the boarder
and then I will hitch a ride
and I don't trust nobody
till I cross that parish line

I don't trust nobody
till I cross that parish line

I don't trust nobody
till I cross that parish line

Little Linda
Mel Melton

well I got a little girl she sure is sweet
you know she's the kind all the boys want to meet
oh she's not too short she's not too tall
she's not too big she's not too small
well I got to have her and the feelings wrong
well I'm talking about a girl called Linda La Blanche

well I met little Linda on Saturday night
she walked in the joint she was lookin alright
I said hey pretty mama where ya coming from
oh she looked me over like I was a bum
I said whoa now darlin' you sure are mean
you the cutest little thing I ever did see

I said whoa little Linda
hey little Linda
whoa little Linda
you sure look good to me

well I kept on talkin till I broke the ice
and then later on she got real nice
she said hey now honey I'm all alone
and I sure could use a long ride home
well I took her home and I stayed all night
you know ever since then I ain't been right

I said whoa little Linda
hey little Linda
whoa little Linda
you sure look good to me

If I Ever Get Lucky
Clifton Chenier

well if I ever get lucky
I'm gonna take a train back home
if I ever get lucky
I'm gonna take the train back home
I'm gonna catch the first thing smokin'
and I'm gonna move on down the line

you know I wouldn't be here baby
if it had not of been for you
no I wouldn't be here baby no
if it had not of been for you
got me worried worried worried worried woman
lord I don't know what I'm gonna do

well if I ever get lucky
I'm gonna take the train back home
if I ever get lucky
I'm gonna take a train back home
I'm gonna catch the first thing smokin'
and I'm gonna move on down the line

Everybody's Breakin' Everybody's Heart

Billy really loves his lady Lou
she got eyes for an uptown dude
he got a honey
he keep across town
now they all on the corner
it's a battle ground

what a shame
lord knows what a shame
yeah it seem like the neighborhood fallin' apart
and everybody's breakin' everybody's heart

Annie got in trouble with her man Jim
she sent her friend Betty just to talk to him
imagine the look on Annie's face
when she caught them red handed at daddy's place

what a shame
lord knows what a shame
yeah it seem like the neighborhood fallin' apart
and everybody's breakin' everybody's heart

people get to talkin'
the word gets around
the next thing you know
you got a scandal in town

your lightin' the fuse
when you gamble the heart
the stakes are high
when the fireworks start

what a shame
lord knows what a shame
yeah it seem like the neighborhood fallin' apart
and everybody's breakin' everybody's heart

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