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Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Another Word About Nostalgia

I don't even know any of the details (which is so unlike me), but this song was a favorite of mine prior to me moving to New Orleans. Now having lived there and forcefully made to move, it is one of my all time favorites. As I indicated above, I don't know who wrote it or even sung it originally, but in my opinion, it is best enjoyed when Louis Armstrong is doing the singing.

Christmas in New Orleans

Magnolia trees at night
Sparkling bright
Fields of cotton look
Wintry white
When it's Christmas time in New Orleans

A barefoot choir in prayer fills the air
Mississippi folks gathering there
Cause it's Christmas time in New Orleans

You'll see a Dixieland
Santa Claus
Leading the band to a good old
Creole beat
Golly what a spirit, you can only hear it
Down on Basin Street
Your cares will disappear,
When you hear, Hallelujah, St. Nicholas is here
When it's Christmas time in New Orleans

Magnolia trees at night
Sparkling bright
Fields of cotton look
Wintry white
When it's Christmas time in New Orleans

A barefoot choir in prayer fills the air
Mississippi folks gathering there
Cause it's Christmas time in New Orleans

posted by Jeff Watkins at 1:18 AM

2 Comments:

Blogger Amy Nicholson said...

Hey,

Do I know you? I know you were at NOBTS but I can't place your name. Anyway, I wasn't going to post anything, but I saw that The Man Who Was Thursday was on your reading list! That book is incredible. Chesterton is a genius. Love the song, too. When are you coming back to NOLA?

9:35 PM  
Blogger Jeff Watkins said...

I don't think we know each other. I'm friends with Joe Kennedy. I think I met you once at LifeWay, did you work there? I'm friends with Patricia Wiggins. Thanks for visiting my site.

12:58 PM  

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