1. Sister Marie

From the recording Big Scott

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SD - guitar and vocals
Dale Jennings - bass
Paul Van de Riet - drums


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

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