From the album Mercy Of The Groove

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‘MERCY OF THE GROOVE’ contains selections from a 4 (four) hour performance JAX BAR & GRILL, in Glendale, California, on the evening of July 29, 2011. It was recorded with a single microphone. THERE ARE NO OVERDUBS, EDITS OR RETAKES.

"Mercy of The Groove" personnel:

SD - guitar/vocals
Dale Jennings - bass
Paul Van de Riet - drums
Bill Johnston - saxophones
Ed Cogan - keyboard

Lyrics

MEDLEY: SISTER MARIE/ST JOHN BAYOU/BIG CHIEF by Scott Detweiler
Copyright 2011, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved.

SISTER MARIE by Scott Detweiler

Troubled people in my city
They come to my rectory
Seekin blessings for their babies
And salvation for their elderly
When the blessing’s over
They go see Marie Laveaux
They go to St. Louis Number One
Second row Second tomb
They go visit Sister Marie

Holdin powder clay brick pieces
Broken from the steps
They mark the alabaster
With a scarlet “X”
The prayers of the parishioners
In the parish of Orleans
They seldom go unanswered
They go up to God through me
Through me and Sister Marie

I worn out my knees
12 rosaries
Beggin God “please give me
The hat with the peak”

So I snuck out after midnight
To St. Louis Number One
Made my “X”s, made my exit
As souls before have done
On a cold November morning
A letter came from Rome
Said, “congrats to the brand new bishop
Signed his holiness, The Pope”
Thank you Sister Marie

Copyright 1992, 2012, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Words and Music by Scott Detweiler.

ST JOHN BAYOU by Scott Detweiler

Hurricane in New Orleans
Blowin rain too hard to see
Well I lost my way deep in the mud
All around me was a risin flood
Then a lady came and rescued me
Down on St John Bayou

Between the bayou and the railroad track
The girl lived alone in a one room shack
She did voodoo as she sun went down
Doin snake dances naked on the ground
The girl did a wild snake dance for me
Down on St John Bayou

We made love by the burnin flame
Midnight struck and I began to shake
Lost my arms, turned into a snake
The girl’s eyes turned red and she began to shake
She did a wild snake dance with me
Down on St John Bayou

Copyright 1990, 2012, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Words and Music by Scott Detweiler.

BIG CHIEF by Scott Detweiler

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
Louisiana settin sun, Big Chief day is done
Went to his wigwam, gonna womp til the morning come

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
Braves come from across the border with their squaws and daughters
Big Chief gave the order, now they drink that firewater

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
My mama said now “hey, you better do what the Big Chief say
Put the bows and arrows away, cause now it’s time to play

Big Chief got plenty of firewater
Big Chief day is done, Big Chief got em squaw
Went to his wigwam, gonna womp til the morning come

Copyright James “Sugarboy” Crawford, New Lyrics Copyright 1991, 2012, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Music and Lyrics by James "Sugarboy" Crawford. New Lyrics by Scott Detweiler.