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"Louisiana 1927" is a 1974 song telling the story of the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 that left 700,000 people homeless in Louisiana and Mississippi. The song was written and originally recorded by Randy Newman on the album Good Old Boys. Wikipedia

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Song Lyrics

What has happened down here is the wind have changed

Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain

Rained real hard and rained for a real long time

Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline

The river rose all day

The river rose all night

Some people got lost in the flood

Some people got away alright

The river have busted through cleard down to Plaquemines

Six feet of water in the streets of Evangeline


Louisiana, Louisiana

They`re tyrin` to wash us away

They`re tryin` to wash us away

Louisiana, Louisiana

They`re tryin` to wash us away

They`re tryin` to wash us away

President Coolidge came down in a railroad train

With a little fat man with a note-pad in his hand

The President say, "Little fat man isn`t it a shame what the river has


To this poor crackers land."


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Alternative Versions

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Release History

Disc Track Album Year
1 24 Guilty: 30 Years Of Randy Newman Compilation 1998
1 3 The Randy Newman Songbook Vol.1 Studio Album 2003
1 13 Lonely At The Top - The Best Of Randy Newman Compilation 1987
1 3 The Randy Newman Songbook, Volume 1 Studio Album 2003
1 6 Original Album Series 2011
1 3 Songbook, Volume I


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