Talkin' bout New Orleans

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written by Pete Cornelius


Everybody talkin’ ‘bout New Orleans
Funkiest place I ‘aint never been
Got a little somethin’, just can’t put my finger on it
Let’s hitch a ride, like a badge on a Cadillac bonnet

I heard that sound when I was a child
Fats Domino, driving me wild
Professor Longhair, Earl Hooker too
Layin’ down those Louisiana blues

Take more than a hurricane, to keep Big Easy down
Bake a King Cake, when Fat Tuesday comes around
Find yourself in Iberville, find yourself in Tremé
Hey Pocky-A-Way, Jock-A-Mo-Fi-Na-Né

Zydeco, Dixieland
Second-line marching band
Mardi Gras Indian Chief
Carnival Queen parades on Bourbon St

Jambalaya, Crawfish Pie
This Cajun fare got me on a high
My bags are packed; I’m raring to go
Down to New Orleans baby, King Creole!


from Groundswell, released October 1, 2013



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Pete Cornelius St Marys, Australia

Pete Cornelius grew up as far away from the Delta heartland as is almost possible. Heʼs never picked cotton, never hitched a ride on a freight train, nor traded with the Devil. Not knowingly, anyway. Yet the tasmanian is one of the most experienced young bluesman in the country, with more live shows & festival appearances, album releases & awards under his belt than most performers twice his age. ... more

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