New Orleans

New Orleans

Pam Grisham's picture

Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

A new song I wrote today... prob make lots of changes but want to share it anyway.

Lyrics: 

Verse 1
G Am7 C G
If you go to New Orleans...You will find me there
Am7 C G
Singing songs every morning...For strangers in Jackson Square

Verse 2
Am7 C G
Skeletons on balconies...Wear gold beads and drink wine
Am7 C G
A bronze lady with a basket...Sells tomorrow for a dime

Chorus
Am F G Am
Ohhhh, New Orleans… take away my pain
Am F G Am
Ohhhh, New Orleans… make me whole again
Am F G F G
Ohhhh, New Orleans… New Orleans… help me forget his name

Verse 3
G Am7 C G
In the evening when the sun sets...I'll walk down to the riverside
G Am7 C G
Stand and watch all the boats go by...With his ghost by my side

Am F G Am
Ohhhh, New Orleans… take away my pain
Am F G Am
Ohhhh, New Orleans… make me whole again
Am F G F G
Ohhhh, New Orleans… New Orleans… help me forget his name
F G
New Orleans… help me forget his name



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Comments

mike skliar's picture

Nice! this has a great vibe and a great atmosphere. Never been to New Orleans (not yet, anyway) but I feel it in this song for sure.

cts's picture

I have the pleasure of interacting with a great deal of representatives from New Orleans (I do consultant work). Very nice people, and a very nice place as well. I like the atmospheric reflection you emote from this piece. I take it the picture on the Soundcloud post is an actual street performer? Nonetheless, this is great writing and playing.

kahlo2013's picture

Love the piano, phrasing and pacing of this beautiful ballad. You capture the quiet solitude and even loneliness amid the bustle of a party city. It is easy to get lost in thoughts in New Orleans. It is a perfect place to fall in love and to try and forget about live. Love that city and your intimate and emotional perspective. So beautiful!

cindyrella's picture

Gosh I the piano and the flavor of New Orleans woben through it! Gorgeous. One of the first songs I wrote was about New Orleans after Katrina called Nothing Can Stop the Music

wobbie wobbit's picture

i love the stillness of this. i agree it is like a bubble amidst the bustle i imagine around it. lovely haunting song

billwhite51's picture

the piano is lovely in its simplicity and supports the lyric and melody very well, which is a daunting task, as you are blending the wistful and the optimistic into a romantc mood that is complete in is complexity.