"MY FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS THINGS"

"MY FAVORITE NEW ORLEANS THINGS"

Joined: October 8th, 2007, 1:15 pm

March 13th, 2008, 4:22 pm #1

<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3><STRONG>I got this in an e-mail from my niece - it's cute - no acknowledgement of source. </STRONG></FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#0000bf size=3>I'm sure you're familiar with the Julie Andrews version of the song "My Favorite Things," but the greater New Orleans area has many "Favorite Things" too. "Warm woolen mittens" did not make the list, however. Most are still around, yet some are just memories. Here are some new lyrics for a song celebrating those many things held dear: </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3><STRONG>Crawfish and crab boil and Creole tomatoes, </STRONG></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3><STRONG>Fat Harry's cheese-covered French fried potatoes, </STRONG></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3><STRONG>Lovin' the way that Fats Domino sings, </STRONG></FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3><STRONG>These are a few of my favorite things. </STRONG></FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#007f40 size=3>Flames of the flambeaux, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#007f40 size=3>The satire of Momus, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#007f40 size=3>Beautiful tableaux, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#007f40 size=3>The mystery of Comus, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#007f40 size=3>Colorful coconuts from Zulu Kings, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#007f40 size=3>These have been truly spectacular things. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>When the termites </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>Fly on May nights, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>It's not all that bad. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>I simply recall these New Orleans things </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>And then I don't feel so bad. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Debris on a Ferdi or shrimp from Manale's, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Plantation homes with historic oak alleys, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Driving to Popeye's for fried chicken wings, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>These are a few of my favorite things. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Andouille gumbo and rich jambalaya, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Pronouncing Tchefuncta and Bogue Falaya, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Galatoire's lunches on Fridays in Spring, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Any of these is a wonderful thing. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>On the Westbank </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>Garland's Think Tank </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>Sometimes gets me sad. </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>I simply recall these New Orleans things </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>And then I don't feel so bad. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Sugary beignets with coffee and chicory, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Trying to navigate Hickory and Dickory, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>A six-pack of Dixie with fried onion rings, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Benny Grunch also has favorite things. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Tom Dempsey's kick when the Saints played the Lions, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Sippin' a Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Bartholomew's "Monkey" or "My Ding-A-Ling", </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Oh what a hip yet hilarious thing! </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>When my snowball </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>Takes a free fall </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>On the neutral ground, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>I conjure up some of these favorite things </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>And pretty soon I'll rebound. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Bacchus, Endymion, Orpheus, Muses, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Lagniappe and grillades and riverboat cruises, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>Sazeracs served on some fabulous fling, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#407f00 size=3>It's off to Adler's in search of some bling. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>Breakfast at Brennan's and Mass on a Sunday, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>Red beans and rice with a Barq's on a Monday, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>A Morgus mistake and the chaos it brings, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#ff7f00 size=3>These are a few of my favorite things. </FONT></DIV>
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<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>There's Mandina's, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Tipitina's, </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>Big Chief writing pad! </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>I simply remember these "Big Easy" things </FONT></DIV>
<DIV><FONT color=#6000bf size=3>And then I don't feel so bad! </FONT></DIV>
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March 13th, 2008, 4:46 pm #2

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