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Song Parodies -> "The Pity Of New Orleans"

Original Song Title:

"The City Of New Orleans"

Original Performer:

Wilie Nelson

Parody Song Title:

"The Pity Of New Orleans"

Parody Written by:

Airfarcewon

The Lyrics

Katrina happened a few years back..but...I don't think it's forgotten
Sad times we'd call The Pity Of New Orleans,
Hurricane Katrina, lonesome blues still wail
Killer winds and streets of rising water
Delayed aid from systems designed to fail

In this great land of democracy..
Such misery was sad to see
We're always first to aid a foreign shore
Gave cash for tsunami grief,
Now Haiti with earthquake relief
But when it came to New Orleans, they closed the door..

Oh, Fema, America, where were you?
Ignored suff'ring of our native sons..
Let it ride, The Pity Of New Orleans,
Took days to do..what should'a been done in one

As the water rose, so did thirst and starvation
Inside the dome Katrina's winds would roar
People prayed and struggled for survival,
Amid conditions the devil would deplore..

And the sons- who ran the country were the sons-
Who didn't care
In their cozy homes with cigars and caviar
Every night soft beds to sleep,
While here many suffered deep
Blind were eyes and dragged were feet,
Far under par..

Oh, Fema, America, where were you?
Ignored hardships of our native sons..
Let it ride, The Pity Of New Orleans,
Took days to do..what should'a been done in one

TV caught The Pity Of New Orleans,
Shocking visions eyes should never see
Bodies dead, and others weak and dying
It was CNN's Breaking News, daily tragedy

Across our land, the people saw
Sights obscene and jungle raw
While government red tape blocked the crews
When the rescue busses fin'lly came
There were bucks to pass, and blames to blame
But the bigger fish never had to pay their dues...

Oh, Fema, America, where were you?
Ignored suff'ring of our native sons..
Let it ride, The Pity Of New Orleans,
Took days to do..what should'a been done in one

Took days to do..what could'a been done in one









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Old Man Ribber - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
History captured in rhyme. ;D
Mark Scotti - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Wonderful story telling! 555 extra supports on the Levies...
TJC - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Truly win-, wind- n' inspirational, AF!
John Barry - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Unlike the adminstration idiots from top to bottom in charge of Katrina relief, you did a heckuva job.
Tommy Turtle, Very Good Thing To Be At Such Times - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I *still* don't see the wisdom in building a city where pars of it are *below sea level* (nor in rebuilding it), but yeah, excellent retelling -- woulda' been even better at the time. 555 dikes, and take that any way you like. ;)

@ Mark Scotti: They could have solved the whole problem by having Don McLean drive his Chevy to the levee -- it would have been dry. ;)
AFW - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, OMR, Mark, TJC, John, and TT
Fiddlegirl - March 05, 2010 - Report this comment
Quite poignant... 555 [but LOL @ TT's "Don McLean" reference!]
AFW - March 06, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks, Fg
MissPityCat - March 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Fine Write, Sir L'Air de Farce !
AFW - March 13, 2010 - Report this comment
Thanks. LCC...good to see ya' back...glad your lent came and went...don't think I could quit, either....it's hard to stop a refrain !

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