From the album Ghoses

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"Jesus Went Down To New Orleans" is a Detweiler original that chronicles the true story of the lure of hispanic immigrants to New Orleans, by unscrupulous employment agencies, to help clean up after the Hurricane Katrina disaster, only to get there, work for a few weeks and not get paid. (Scott's brother in law was actually a victim and the inspiration for this song).

SD - guitar and vocals
Dale Jennings - bass
Ed Cogan - piano/organ
Bill Johnston - saxophones
Albert Trepagner, Jr - drums

Lyrics

JESUS WENT DOWN TO NEW ORLEANS by Scott Detweiler

Jesus went down to New Orleans
Got a lot of work down there
There really weren’t no way
To feed his family in L.A.
He’ll be home with cash in 27 days

To take down sad lonely houses
Gotta fight mosquitoes and the rain
By the 15th day
The brother still ain’t seen no pay
And his kids was cryin hungry on the phone

He’s gotta get home to California
But gots no money for the train
His lady Western Union sent
What she borrowed from her friends
She’s still hungry but Jesus is comin home

Copyright 2008, 2012, 2017 Detweiler Music, ASCAP. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured. Words and Music By Scott Detweiler