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DeborahM
08-30-2006, 06:02 AM
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!

Heather Lewis
08-30-2006, 06:14 AM
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%20Bare%20Lyrics/Marie%20Laveau%20Lyrics.html

DeborahM
08-30-2006, 06:16 AM
That's it!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! :D

Quill
10-06-2006, 08:16 AM
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?

Scarlett_156
10-11-2006, 01:14 AM
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!

Rhonny
12-24-2010, 12:06 AM
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




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?