Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Do You Know What it Means?

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
And miss it each night and day
I know I'm not wrong, the feeling's getting stronger
The longer I stay away

Miss the moss-covered vines, tall sugar pines
Where mockingbirds used to sing
I'd love to see that old lazy Mississippi
Hurrying into Spring

The moonlight on the bayou
A Creole tune that fills the air
I dream about magnolias in bloom
And I'm wishin I was there

Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
When that's where you left your heart
And there's one thing more, I miss the one I care for
More than I miss New Orleans

Words By Louis Alter
Music by Eddie DeLange
Recorded by Louis Armstrong, 1947

More here and here, from Syntax of Things, and also here, from fauxreal, over at Moon of Alabama. All of which I submit, in place of an argument, against the sort of thinking that could come up with a response like this.


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