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  1. Sister Marie

From the recording Katrina Brought The Water

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SD - vocals/guitars, organ
Mark Drews - bass
Paul Van de Riet - drums
Larry McRae - tenor saxophone
Ed Cogan - piano
Robin Wiley - backing vocals
SS - percussion
Recorded from March through October 2007 at VAVV STUDIOS, Los Angeles, CA

Lyrics

SISTER MARIE (by Scott Detweiler)

Troubled people in my city
They come to my rectory
Seekin blessins for their babies
And salvation for their elderly
When the blessin's over
They go see Marie Laveaux
They go to St. Louis Number One
Second row, second tomb

They go visit Sister
I said, Sister
Come on, Sister
Sister Marie

Holdin powder clay brick pieces
Broken from the steps
They mark the alabaster
With a scarlet "X"
Now the prayers of the parishoners (mama)
Down in the parish of Orleans
You know that they seldom go unanswered
Cause they go up to God through me

Through me and Sister
Talkin bout a girl named Marie
Sister
Way down in the parish of Orleans
Sister
Lord I'm talkin bout a voodoo queen
Sister Marie

(Now gimme the bridge one time for the people)

Now I've worn out my knees
And 12 rosaries
Beggin, "God, please give me
The hat with the peak"

So I snuck out after midnight
To St. Louis Number One
I made my "x"'s, then I made my exit
As souls before have done
On a cold November mornin
Oh, now, a letter came from Rome
Said, "Congrats to the brand new bishop",
Signed, "His Holiness, The Pope"

I wanna thank you Sister
Talkin bout a girl named Marie
Sister
Way down in the parish of Orleans
Sister
Oh Lord I'm talkin bout a voodoo queen
Sister Marie

I said, Sister
I'm talkin bout a girl
Sister
Way down in the parish of Orleans
Sister
I'm talkin bout a voodoo queen
Sister Marie

Copyright 1989, 2007, 2008, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Registered in The U.S. Library of Congress. Words and music by Scott Detweiler. From his album, “Katrina Brought The Water”.