Honorable Mention | “Oh, Lousiana”

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“OH, LOUSIANA”
Ron Short
Big Stone Gap, Virginia

I was born on this bayou,
through God’s good grace.
I swam in the river,
shrimped in the bay.
I tried to give back,
as much as I took away,
’cause I knew that my grandkids,
would need it some day.
Chorus

Oh Louisana, our American dream,
C’est terrain est le notre aussi!
Oh, Louisana, our cajun queen,
All our tears can’t wash you clean!

We came from the snow,
to this land of steam.
It tortured our lungs,
haunted our dreams.
We sang our songs of Evangaline,
Ce terrain etait le notre aussi.
Chorus
Oh Louisana, our American dream.
They’re chasing us off again!
Oh Louisana, our cajun queen.
All our tears can’t wash you clean.

Hurricanes come,
and hurricanes go.
We stay right here,
and rebuild our homes.
But, they’ve poisoned the land,
and they’ve poisoned the sea.
There’s no place to run,
Not even in dreams.
Chorus
Oh Louisana, our American dream.
Ce terrain est le notre aussi!
Oh Louisana, our cajun queen,
All our tears can’t wash you clean!

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