Atchafalaya

from by Sonia Tetlow

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I got a bee in my bonnet
A ragged old itch in my vein
Once the water works its way in
You ain’t never gonna be the same
Bring me on down to the bayou
Where the alligator roam
And the crawfish build their castles high
In the mud by the side of the road

Bring me on down before the setting of the sun
Cuz when they raise the gates tomorrow
The Atchafalaya River gonna run

I caught it hook, line and sinker
I got the fever of the swamp
I wanna dive beneath the floating land
And dig up a fat catfish haunt
Bring me on down to the Basin
Where the sugarcane fields grow
And the tractor trails of dust rise high
All the way to Thibodeaux

Bring me on down before the setting of the sun
Cuz when they raise the gates tomorrow
The Atchafalaya River gonna run

I wanna climb every cypress
Press my face into the bark
Perch atop an eagle’s nest
To watch for eyes glowing in the dark
Bring me on down to the water
Before the flood of silt descends
I wanna ride beneath the risen bridge
To where the open bay begins

Bring me on down before the setting of the sun
Cuz when they raise the gates tomorrow
The Atchafalaya River gonna run

Bring me on down before the setting of the sun
Cuz when they raise the gates tomorrow
The Atchafalaya River gonna run

credits

from A Place for Everyone, released November 4, 2014
Linda Bolley - drums
Mary Lasseigne – bass
Michelle Malone – slide electric guitar
Paul Sanchez – electric guitar
Sonia Tetlow – acoustic guitar, vocal, percussion

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