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Thirty miles on the Gulf Stream I hear the South wind moan
The bridges getting lower, shrimp boats coming home
The old man down in the Quarter slowly turns his head
Takes a sip from his whiskey bottle and this is what he said

I was born in the rain on the Pontchartrain
Underneath the Louisiana Moon
I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
They come around every June
High black water, a devil's daughter
She's hard, she's cold, and she's mean
But nobody taught her it takes a lot of water
To wash away New Orleans

Man came down from Chicago, he gonna set that levee right
He says, "It needs to be at least three feet higher,
it won't make it through the night"
But the old man down in the Quarter,
He said don't you listen to that boy
The water be down by the morning,
And he'll be back to Illinois

I was born in the rain on the Pontchartrain
Underneath the Louisiana Moon
I don't mind the strain of a hurricane
They come around every June
High black water, a devil's daughter
She's hard, she's cold, and she's mean
But nobody taught her it takes a lot of water
To wash away New Orleans
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Cool man! I'm diggin' it. Never been to N'awlins, but I have a good picture in my minds eye now.
Pain is temporary. Stupid is forever. - Some really friggin' smart dead dude
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Quote by Adub
Cool man! I'm diggin' it. Never been to N'awlins, but I have a good picture in my minds eye now.



When I first moved here I remember this being the attitude of everyone there regarding a hurricane that was supposed to be heading straight for nola. No one was scared, no one planned on leaving. It was eerie considering this was post katrina. Then it dawned on me that if katrina couldn't wash this city away then its going to take a whole helluva more water to do the job . The people here just have a faith in their city to overcome anything. And I honestly I believe them. Thats where the basis of this song comes from and thanks for taking the time to read and comment