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Maybe New Orleans is not for everybody! Here's a story about a young man from the Bayou who is fascinated by a young lady who is fascinated by the City ... and he's not quite convinced.


Come to town to see ma cher
Cuz she thinks I just don't understand
She says I'm gonna love it all
And she just gotta take me by the hand
The city no friend to me
The city no friend to me, but ...

Ma cher, ma cher, ma cher
Gonna meet me this side of the neutral ground

Gonna take the streetcar down
And we'll hear that jazz in the Marigny
Gonna go to the Audubon
Cuz she says that they all ax'd for me
The city got an evil mind
The city gonna rob her blind, but

Can't make it to the Mardi Gras
Don't take me to the Mardi Gras
Won't shake it at the Mardi Gras
Why don't you come home and shake it all for me?

Come to town to see ma cher
And I guess I'm coming back fo' sho'
Cuz if we don't go down to Bourbon Street
Then she never gonna see my face no mo'
The city drivin' us apart
The city wanna break my heart but ..


The city no friend to me
The city won't let me be
The city no friend to me
The city wanna be my enemy but ...



released February 8, 2020
John Voorhees: lead vocal, 6 string guitar, percussion, bass
Tanya Voorhees: harmony vocal
Chloe Bertrand: harmony vocal
Jeremy Smith: trumpet

Music and lyrics by John Voorhees
Produced by John Voorhees


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