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The Atchafalaya Stomp

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This is a song based around cajun fiddle loops that I got from emusic.com. I have never attempted to play cajun music before although I spent many nights dancing to it in my 20's. The loops were just so infectious that I had to try and do something with them and so here you are. Apologies to Doug Kershaw and all others.
The Atchafalaya Basin is the largest freshwater swamp in the United States and stretches across half of southern Louisiana.
A fais-do -do is a party and gumbo is a thick stew served over rice.
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In the Atchafalaya Basin everyone looking for the Cajun Nation, no one knows where it is gone

Pole that pirougue down the bayou
Everybody singing me oh myoh
That's the way that it goes

Cut the Cypress and drilled for oil
People got nothing but a patch of soil
But they could live off the land

Good gumbo and the fais-do-do, eveyrbody began to know
What a good thing that they had
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Uploaded: Feb 25, 2007 - 01:28:01 PM
Last Updated: Feb 25, 2007 - 01:28:01 PM Last Played: Jan 26, 2019 - 01:54:03 PM
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dwwave said 4557 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Quite a Infectious Piece
really dug this one, made me want to get up and dance
around the room! Ya Hoo!
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bronco said 4557 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
Dancing in the Moonlight
Yes, this type music was definitely all about dancing. Went to many a Shrimp, Crawfish or who really needs a reason in Louisiana Festival, consumed many beers and danced all night long. This is more of a pop version of tradional folk music which would be slower. There is also a type of music called Zydeco that I danced to which is really R&B which uses a washboard for rhythm, an accordion for the lead instrument and sometimes sung in Cajun French.
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Theoball said 4557 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
This was truly something different coming from you mister. The loops are great, but they are a little intense. However that is probably just how cajun music are, and maybe that its just me being tired. That said, I really like your singing here, i dont think I have ever heard you sing with such happy voice. It sounds like you have a lot of energy inside you nowadays, that is great. On my secong listen now, And I am not sure that the fiddles are to intense anymore :). If it werent for that I am terrible dancer, this song would have made me wanna dance! Thank you for this great tune!
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Vic Holman said 4557 days ago (February 25th, 2007)
in spirit of madri gra
a lively tune going on here, has a good authentic sound and feel. sounds like you had fun here.
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said 4556 days ago (February 26th, 2007)
Yeah! Work it!
Way to work them loops. For a moment there I thought I was at a hoe-down back in the hills of West Virginia where I lived for several years. And yes, this is reminicent of ol Doug Kershaw. Nice jubilant vocal delivery.

Be well Tom!
peacepiano said 4554 days ago (February 28th, 2007)
Nice job. My wife lived in and around the Atchafalaya basin while in junior high and high school. Very different there :)
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