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    I need espresso & chocolate! DeborahM's Avatar
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    Help need name of song to find lyrics

    Songwriters I need your help.

    My mom called and was trying to remember a song and now it is driving me crazy! I cannot locate it.

    Lyrics go something like this:

    Down in Louisiane
    there was a woman
    by the name of
    Marie La Boise

    Another man done gone...

    Thank you!
    Some tiny thoughts can be loud.

    As Deb drifts toward bottom, mask held in place
    Her mirth climbs to the surface, fins drawn in grace
    And young niece sifting bubbles, rises in space
    To join aunt in this peace, love born to haste. - Silver King

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    figuring it all out Heather Lewis's Avatar
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    is this it?

    Marie Laveau

    The most famous of the voodoo queens that ever existed
    Is Marie Laveau, down in Louisiana
    There's a lot of weird, ungodly tales about Marie,
    She's supposed to have a lot of magic potions, spells and curses....

    Down in Louisiana, where the black trees grow
    Lives a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau
    Got a black cat's tooth and a Mojo bone
    And anyone who wouldn't leave her alone
    She'd go (growl) another man done gone.

    She lives in a swamp in a hollow log
    With a one-eyed snake and a three-legged dog
    She's got a bent, bony body and stringy hair
    If she ever seen y'all messin' 'round there
    She'd go (growl) another man done gone.

    And then one night when the moon was black
    Into the swamp come handsome Jack
    A no good man like you all know
    (TALK) He was lookin' around for Marie Laveau.

    He said Marie Laveau, you handsome witch
    Gimme a little a little charm that'll make me rich
    Gimme a million dollars and I tell you what I'll do
    This very night, I'm gonna marry you
    Then It'll be (growl) another man done gone.

    So Marie done some magic, and she shook a little sand
    Made a million dollars and she put it in his hand
    Then she giggled and she wiggled, and she said Hey, Hey
    I'm gettin' ready for my weddin' day.

    But old handsome Jack he said goodbye Marie
    You're too damned ugly for a rich man like me
    Then Marie started mumblin', her fangs started gnashin'
    Her body started tremblin', and her eyes started flashin'
    And she went (growl) another man done gone.

    So if you ever git down where the black trees grow
    And meet a voodoo lady named Marie Laveau
    If she ever asks you to make her your wife
    Man, you better stay with her for the rest of your life
    Or it'll be (growl) another man done gone.

    from http://www.lyrics007.com/Bobby%20Bar...%20Lyrics.html

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    I need espresso & chocolate! DeborahM's Avatar
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    That's it!

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
    Some tiny thoughts can be loud.

    As Deb drifts toward bottom, mask held in place
    Her mirth climbs to the surface, fins drawn in grace
    And young niece sifting bubbles, rises in space
    To join aunt in this peace, love born to haste. - Silver King

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    I found this thread, and rather than starting a new one on the same subject, I thought I'd ask for your help and hope you've heard this one before, maybe!

    I haven't heard it for more than a few years. I'm sure I used to hear it on a country radio station, or an easy listening radio station... but I've called both, gave them what I could recall of the lyrics and I was told by both places that it didn't sound like anything they played. (Then again, it was SUNG at them, and yeah... my singing isn't very pretty.)

    I'd love to find this song and get it or the lyrics for my grandparents. Here's what I remember... it isn't much..

    One bit: "grandpa sits in his rocking chair... grandma is tired, silver in her hair.. looking back, I can clearly see.. they were the world to me."

    Another bit: "cold winter's night, safe from the storm.. grandpa and me, arms kept me warm.."

    And that's all I've got. It's a song that reminds me of my own grandparents so, so much. I'd love your help if you recognize it?





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    Some helpful (I hope anyway) advice about Google:

    If you know the lyrics to a song but not the words, google for a phrase in the song that you know FOR SURE IS RIGHT (ex., "nurse is selling poppies from a tray"), and when you enter the phrase in the search addy bar, PUT QUOTES AROUND IT so that ONLY the exact phrase will come up. Now I know this may not work in every case, but I've had some good success in finding the names of songs based on my faulty memory of part of the lyric using this method. (There are even databases for misunderstood lyrics, or so I understand. haha!)

    So, using the above example-- I remember that phrase from a song. Where have I heard it before? I turn to my old friend Google and simply type in (without the quotes) "nurse selling poppies from a tray" and quickly find out that the song is (of course) the Beatles' "Penny Lane". Ok so that's enough, luckily for me.

    I did some searching for the "grandpa in rocking chair" song noted in the last reply, however, and got nothing. You may have to do more searching for some lyrics from older or less popular songs. There are a number of sites where you can submit lyric/phrase search requests, however, so all is not lost!

    I hope this was useful. Good luck!

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    I believe it is a song from....

    Don Neilson on the album "Based on a true story". It is called :World to me". I know how frustrating it can be not finding a song we'd like to. So here is my contribution!
    Have a good day,
    Rhonny


    Quote Originally Posted by Quill View Post
    I found this thread, and rather than starting a new one on the same subject, I thought I'd ask for your help and hope you've heard this one before, maybe!

    I haven't heard it for more than a few years. I'm sure I used to hear it on a country radio station, or an easy listening radio station... but I've called both, gave them what I could recall of the lyrics and I was told by both places that it didn't sound like anything they played. (Then again, it was SUNG at them, and yeah... my singing isn't very pretty.)

    I'd love to find this song and get it or the lyrics for my grandparents. Here's what I remember... it isn't much..

    One bit: "grandpa sits in his rocking chair... grandma is tired, silver in her hair.. looking back, I can clearly see.. they were the world to me."

    Another bit: "cold winter's night, safe from the storm.. grandpa and me, arms kept me warm.."

    And that's all I've got. It's a song that reminds me of my own grandparents so, so much. I'd love your help if you recognize it?





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