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BACK HOME IN LOUISIANA

WORDS & MUSIC:   Earl P. Reinhalter



          INTRO:  G - D7 - G


                  G
              I.  back home in Louisiana,
                                            D7
                  where the sun shines ev'ryday,

                  it might be cloudy and raining,
                                                 G
                  but my friends make bright the way.

                  standing out on the veranda,
                                     C
                  I can hear a cajun say:

                  "break out the beer!
                  G
                  celebrate that we're here
                  D7                 G
                  and not some other place!"


                  /// REPEAT INTRO ///


                  G
             II.  people in Louisiana
                                      D7
                  never read too many books.

                  if you should say "Solzhenitsyn,"
                                           G
                  you would get some funny looks.

                  but that doesn't mean they are stupid
                                                   C
                  or that their brains have no contents;

                  for they farm the field,
                  G
                  and they get quite a yield
                  D7                 G
                  in crops of common sense.


   INSTRUMENTAL:  like verse


                  G
            III.  if I should not live forever,
                                      D7
                  tell the undertaker guy:

                  go find a cropdusting biplane,
                                       G
                  take my ashes to the sky.

                  free me to dance in the sunlight
                                        C
                  like a million butterflies.

                  Shreveport to New Orleans,
                  G
                  and ev'ry place in-between,
                  D7                        G
                  that's where my soul will lie.


   INSTRUMENTAL:  G - D7  (like start of verse)


                  G
         ENDING:  standing out on the veranda,
                                           C
                  I can hear the good lord say:

                  "break out the beer!
                  G
                  celebrate that thou art here
                  D7                 G
                  and not some other place!"
                  C
                  break out the beer!
                  G
                  celebrate that we're here
                  D7                 G
                  and not some other place!
                  N.C.                     G
                  chez moi, ma louisiane!

© Copyright 1977 & 1979 Earl P. Reinhalter.   All Rights Reserved.

 





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