I shared a ride down to San Fran for a gig with Bay Area accordion extraordinaire, Kalei Yamanoha, a while back, he helped me fix my accordion and reminded me of this great old tune: Louisiana Fairytale. It was written in 1935 by Mitchell Parish and a fellow who went by the name of Coots. I love the melody, I must admit I had a bit of a hard time with the word plantation, it is historically loaded, but it is a part of our American history, my history. Face up and sing!
8/5/2019 07:16:23 am
A fairy tale is something that I will never believe in. I know a lot of people who live life like they are in a fairy tale and I really despise them. Sure, it would be nice to think of life as like that, but that is not the case. Real life is a lot more unforgiving that how fairy tales work. The sooner that we realize how hard real life is, the sooner we can get past our fairy tale fantasies.
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