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Something About New Orleans


Lyrics

"Something About New Orleans"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

What's not to love about the crescent city

When they say where y'at, life is good

From the moment you arrive, you're taken back in time

To stand where Louis Armstrong stood


Jazz funerals, congo square, Treme

Marie Laveau, lake Ponchatrain

Festivals, voodoo and cemeteries

There's just something about New Orleans


But it's the people I love best, they're blessed with a spirit so strong


They've got every right to keep singin' the blues

But they never let it rain on their parade

They can weather a storm, when everything they own

And everyone they love has washed away

It's more than creole, cajun, or zydeco

More than gumbo, jumbalaya or etouffee

There's something about the people of New Orleans

Tough enough to survive a hurricane

They work so hard to make this place the big easy

With so much to do and so much to see

When you get tired, take a streetcar named desire

Or a paddleboat that still runs on steam


The French Quarter and Preservation Hall

Beignets and coffee at Cafe du Monde

The music, the food, and the history

There's just something about New Orleans


But it's the people I love best, they're blessed with a spirit so strong


They've got every right to keep singin' the blues

But they never let it rain on their parade

They can weather a storm, when everything they own

And everyone they love has washed away

It's more than creole, cajun, or zydeco

More than gumbo, jumbalaya or etouffee

There's something about the people of New Orleans

Tough enough to survive a hurricane

They work so hard to make this place the big easy

With so much to do and so much to see

When you get tired, take a streetcar named desire

Or a paddleboat that still runs on steam


When there was no love for NOLA, after Katrina

Left to pick up the pieces on their own

The culture still thrived, the uniqueness never died

People with passion and pride to call it home


Anything goes on Bourbon street

Mardi Gras is quite a sight to see

It's the only place I'd rather be

There's just something about New Orleans

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Copyright © ℗ 2016 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.
Something About New Orleans
Album cover photo by Scott Cooley
Song from the album Rest Assured
Position Track # 12
Duration 5:44
Released June 21st, 2016
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, cajun
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, guitars, bass, drums, percussion, washboard; Lenore Cooley - accordion
Track Chronology
"Where There's Smoke"

(#11)
"Something About New Orleans"
(#12)
"No One To Call"


(#13)
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Brief Description

A jazzy, bluesy, zydeco song about the people and place, featuring Lenore Cooley on accordion, and Scott taking the washboard for a spoon.

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