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BACK HOME IN LOUISIANAWORDS & MUSIC: Earl P. Reinhalter
INTRO: G - D7 - G G I. back home in Louisiana, D7 where the sun shines ev'ryday, it might be cloudy and raining, G but my friends make bright the way. standing out on the veranda, C I can hear a cajun say: "break out the beer! G celebrate that we're here D7 G and not some other place!" /// REPEAT INTRO /// G II. people in Louisiana D7 never read too many books. if you should say "Solzhenitsyn," G you would get some funny looks. but that doesn't mean they are stupid C or that their brains have no contents; for they farm the field, G and they get quite a yield D7 G in crops of common sense. INSTRUMENTAL: like verse G III. if I should not live forever, D7 tell the undertaker guy: go find a cropdusting biplane, G take my ashes to the sky. free me to dance in the sunlight C like a million butterflies. Shreveport to New Orleans, G and ev'ry place in-between, D7 G that's where my soul will lie. INSTRUMENTAL: G - D7 (like start of verse) G ENDING: standing out on the veranda, C I can hear the good lord say: "break out the beer! G celebrate that thou art here D7 G and not some other place!" C break out the beer! G celebrate that we're here D7 G and not some other place! N.C. G chez moi, ma louisiane!
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