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Louisiana Lullaby with Members of M Shanghai String Band

(Will Scott, recorded with members of M Shanghai String Band)

(c) 2004 Will Scott (BMI)
Hey long time how have you been
I hear that you're still wanderin'
Running lost from sand to sand
Like a sailor stranded on the land

You know you ought to come see me
Out beneath my willow tree
In my apron and those old blue jeans
All decked out in New Orleans

Louisiana lullaby
Come and rest with me a while
Pray the lord your soul to keep
And sleep down where the willows weep

Remember how those streets would shine
At twilight when we lived on Vine
They mocked us with their silver glow
And left us feeling hollow

When you left I wasn't far behind
I wandered too and lost my mind
Found a story where the river bends
This last letter's how it ends

Louisiana lullaby
Come and rest with me a while
Pray the lord your soul to keep
And sleep down where the willows weep

Do a favor for an old lost friend
And lay back down beside me when
The moon calls winter tides to rise
And flood the last hope from your eyes

Well its just a little place I found
Where spanish moss hangs gently down
And evergreen magnolias stand
You're the only one who'd understand

Louisiana lullaby
Come and rest with me a while
Pray the lord your soul to keep
And sleep down where the willows weep