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Don Lange: Music

Strange Gumbo

(Don Lange)
Don Lange
STRANGE FRUIT GUMBO
© 2005 Don Lange Barking Spider Music, BMI

They cooked up a toxic gumbo
a carcinogenic stew
Seasoned with lots of black pepper
seasoned with white pepper too
And the water just kept rising and the hurricane just blew
And help was coming soon, help was coming soon

The poor people grabbed their children
and headed for the Gretna bridge
The Gretna police fired shotguns
and the pellets rained down on their heads
They said, “Get back to New Orleans
we don’t like the likes of you!”
And help was coming soon, help was coming soon

The president practiced his golf game
secretary of state bought shoes
Mr. Brown watched the levee break down
right there on the evening news
And the water just kept rising and the hurricane just blew
And help was coming soon, help was coming soon.

They cooked up a toxic gumbo
a carcinogenic stew
Seasoned with lots of black pepper
seasoned with white pepper too
And the wind howls through the cypress
and the bayou moon turns blue
And says shame on you, shame on you.