Monday, February 26, 2018

When the Levee Breaks

When the Levee Breaks:



is a 1929 song by Kansas Joe McCoy and Memphis Minnie. It's about the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, which my mother remembered. We've had so much rain lately, that even though Memphis is up on a bluff and our house isn't near flood-prone areas, I'm thinking we need to build an ark.

lyric excerpt:
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break
If it keeps on rainin', levee's goin' to break
And the water gonnna come in and we'll have no place to stay

Oh cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do no good
Oh cryin' won't help you, prayin' won't do no good
Whenever the levee breaks momma, you got to lose

6 comments:

  1. Great song and I love all the images on the video 😁. Good luck with building that ark ...lol 😉. Wishing you a lovely week! J 😊

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    1. It's sunny today. Hooray! :)

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  2. A fabulous song and video ! Fingers crossed that no ark is needed ♥♥♥!
    Have a good new week !
    oxo Susi

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    1. It was sunny yesterday, but now we've got rain with up to 4" predicted before Thursday afternoon. Wow!

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  3. Wow! That's something that your mom remembered the flood. What pictures!

    I'm always taken with these old songs that have such sad lyrics and yet catchy, upbeat music. It's quite funny when you think about it, but has always made me think of how we do survive the bad times. :)

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    1. Yes, some of the floods have been disastrous, and yet people somehow keep on keeping on. It's inspiring :)

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