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I don't think anyone who either lives in or has roots in Louisiana or Mississippi will ever forget Katrina. This is a song designed to create emotions and not necessarily a factual account of what has happened. It is about the past, the present and the future at the same time. We now know that wetlands and barrier islands to slow the storm surge are very important and we have lost hundreds of miles of both. The Federal Governments solution was to build a huge metal barrier that protects only the east side of the city. I was motivated to finish this song by a documentary that showed how one young man took his own money and time and started planting trees in the wetlands which holds the soil in place and allows other vegetation to develop.
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Old New Orleans Capo 2nd. fret Key of E

D G D A D
Old New Orleans still sheds a tear, the land is sinking an inch a year
D G D A D
Hurricane season is coming on and will old New Orleans soon be gone
Em C D
First high ground is Baton Rouge and old Mother Nature is on the loose
Em C G C D
So batten the hatches and look around, everything is going down

D G D A D
The Mayor and the Governor and FEMA too, say they are working just for you
D G D A D
But where were they when the people drowned? And Old New Orleans was sinking down
Em C D new
First high ground was Baton Rouge and old Mother Nature was on the loose
Em C G C D
So batten the hatches and look around, everything is going down

D G D A D G D
Laissez les bons temp and don't you cry, you want to live you don't want to die, all that money going overseas and
A D
old New Orleans is on her knees
D G D A D
There’s a man out there and he’s planting trees, a healthy wetlands is what we need
Em C D
First high ground is Baton Rouge and old Mother Nature is on the loose
Em C G C D
So batten the hatches and look around, everything is going down


Repeat first line twice, final time slow

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Uploaded: Jul 12, 2017 - 06:08:11 PM
Last Updated: Jul 12, 2017 - 06:15:40 PM Last Played: Sep 20, 2017 - 11:43:50 PM
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Vic Holman said 70 days ago (July 12th, 2017)
Old New Orleans
great tune Tom. nice performance with just a voice and a guitar.

the lyrics tell a great true story.
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PeterB7858 said 69 days ago (July 14th, 2017)
Old New Orleans
Fine story-telling, Tom. Pity the story has an unhappy ending... I've never been in a hurricane (or cyclone, as we call it down under). It must be an awe-inspiring experience. Yes, everybody says they are working for you but that's always only after they have sorted out things for themselves. Take care. Thanks.
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sammydix said 69 days ago (July 14th, 2017)
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coffee shop I attend a lot here in Atlanta occasionally has small band or acoustic shows. I could hear this fitting right in as I sip away.
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Dean-Resonator said 62 days ago (July 21st, 2017)
Old New Orleans
Great song Tom. It makes me wonder what the response would have been if it had hit New York or Washington instead.
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