Kerry - Cajun Medley

 
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nunoperalta



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:56 pm    Post subject: Kerry - Cajun Medley Reply with quote

I believe this is English, and I think I understand some words, but most I can't understand, and "Cajun Medley" seems not giving any proper song in Youtube/Google.

http://www.kerrychristensen.com/audio/yodelingoveredge/12CajunMedley.mp3

Is this some popular song in USA or something like that? Does this have another name? Can anyone get the lyrics by understanding some words and search in Google?

I love this song very much, but Kerry sings too fast that I can't understand anything Laughing

Thank you!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A "medley" is several songs all run together as one. This particular medley consists of two songs with yodeling at the end of each. They are in English and both are about the southern USA state of Louisiana. Cajuns are French Canadians who settled in Louisiana 250 years ago and now make up a large part of the population there. I don't know the first song but the second one is "The Battle of New Orleans."

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's much like the Yodeling Suite medleys, where Kerry has combined a number of old popular American songs with yodeling.

The song between the yodels (from :26 to :45) is the Battle Of New Orleans

Lots of versions on YouTube, here's one...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZuQwxUEPFD4

Here's the lyrics that Kerry used...
In 1814 we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississip (Mississippi River)

We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we met the British in the town of New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago

We fired once more and they began a running
Down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great help!!!!

The first is this one:

http://www.classic-country-song-lyrics.com/downatthetwistandshoutlyricschords.html


I could understand better the lyrics, because of your help! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lol, David made his post while I was composing my longer one. But two correct answers are a lot better than none! Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank both of you very much for the help!

Here is the complete song:



Saturday night and the moon is out
I wanna head on over to the Twist and Shout
Find a two-step partner and a Cajun beat
When it lifts me up I'm gonna find my feet
Out in the middle of a big dance floor
When I hear that fiddle wanna beg for more
Gonna dance to a band from a-Louisiana tonight

Well I never have wandered down to New Orleans
Never have drifted down a bayou stream
But I heard that music on the radio
And I swore some day I was gonna go
Down Highway 10 past Lafayette
To Baton Rouge and I won't forget
To send you a card with my regrets
Cause I'm never gonna come back home

Repeat #1

<Yodel>

In eighteen-fourteen we took a little trip
Along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp'
We took a little bacon and we took a little beans
And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans

We fired our guns and the British kept a comin'
There wasn't nigh as many as there was a while ago
We fired once more and they began to runnin'
On down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico

<Yodel>

(Repeat everything)

<Faster Yodel>
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cow109 wrote:
A "medley" is several songs all run together as one.
Cajuns are French Canadians who settled in Louisiana 250 years ago and now make up a large part of the population there.


I didn't really know this! That is the same meaning of Suite, then Smile

Bob wrote:
Lol, David made his post while I was composing my longer one. But two correct answers are a lot better than none! Razz


Yeah, otherwise I would not trust on you, Bob Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The word 'medley' is always used when bits of songs are combined, artists who have had many hits often sing medleys of them.

Don't know where Kerry came up with 'suite', but it also fits.


Your lyrics are correct for the original lyrics of the songs, but one line was changed by Kerry...

Official lyrics... And we caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans
Kerry's version... And we met the British in the town of New Orleans
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob wrote:
Your lyrics are correct for the original lyrics of the songs, but one line was changed by Kerry...


Oh thanks. There are probably other changes in the other part of the lyrics that doesn't appear in the Sample (mp3) I gave you Razz

I changed in my text file Smile I'll probably try this tomorrow ( I have noted some yodel melodies that I will merge all in 1 song, and I'll try to do that tomorrow, but there may be lots of modifications until I show to you, just like my previous suite Very Happy )
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GREAT JOB GUYS !!!!!
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