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SOMEBODY GOT SOUL, SOUL, SOUL (MARDI GRAS SONG)

I SEWED , SEWED, ALL NIGHT LONG.
SOMEBODY GOT SOUL, SOUL, SOUL
SAID MARDI GRAS MORNING GONNA BRING NEW DAWN
TIL SOMEBODY GOT SOUL, SOUL, SOUL CHANT
ODO LIKE YOU WANNA, DO LIKE YOU KNOW
HEY JAK E MA FINO ANYWHERE YOU GO
OH TAKE ME DOWN, DOWNTOWN
SAY TAKE ME DOWN, DOWNTOWN
SAID MARDI GRAS MORNING GONNA HAVE MY FUN
OH OH DON'T YA'LL WORRY AND DON'T YA'LL RUN
JUST DO WHAT YOU WANNA ON MARDI GRAS
PIPE LUNIE MA DUKE CREE AYE LUSTILLE
I WEAR MY FEATHERS WITH A HEART OF STEEL
I WON'T BOW DOWN, I DON'T KNOW HOW
SAID I WON'T BOW DOWN ON THE DIRTY GROUND
HEY JAK E MA FINO MA HO TAN DEY
OH TELL ME BOYS WHAT THEM INJUN SAY
I DIE, KILL AWAY
HA DIE, KILL AWAY
HA KIDDIE FAY HAKO HA HO NA NAE
SAY EARLY IN THE MORNING THE SUN DON'T SHINE
OH THE WILD MAGNOLIAS GONNA BE ON TIME
OH THEY RUNNING UP AND THEY RUNNING DOWN
GONNA RUN THAT GANG ALL OVER TOWN
OH MEET EVERYBODY ON A HUNDRED AND ONE
SAID A HUNDRED AND TWO GONNA MEET EM TOO?
TAKE ME DOWN, DOWNTOWN
SAID MARDI GRAS YA'LL WANT TO HAVE FUN
CREE AYE LA JON, LA DU CREE AYE
WE THEM INJUNS HOLLERING ON MARDI GRAS
OH TAKE ME DOWN, DOWNTOWN
SAY TAKE ME DOWN, DOWNTOWN
HEY EARLY IN THE MORNING GONNA HAVE MY FUN
SAID DO LIKE YOU OUGHTA, DO LIKE YOU KNOW
SAID MEET THEM BOYS ANYWHERE YOU GO
SOMEBODY
SOMEBODY GOT
SOMEBODY GOT SOUL
SOMEBODY GOT SOUL, SOUL
SOMEBODY GOT SOUL, SOUL, SOUL
SAID JAK E MA FINO MA HO TAN DEY
I'M AN INJUN BOY ON A HOLIDAY
DON'T YA'LL WORRY BOY, DON'T YA'LL RUN
SAID MEET EVERYBODY ON MARDI GRAS
COME TO NEW ORLEANS ON MARDI GRAS
SAID ASK ANYBODY WHERE THE INDIAN FROM
OH THEY'RE FROM UPTOWN WON'T BOW DOWM
OH THEY'RE FROM UPTOWN, THEY DON'T KNOWN HOW
THEY GONNA MEET EVERYBODY ON MARDI GRAS
MAGNOLIA GONNA SEW ALL NIGHT
OH NOW DON'T YOU WORRY BOY, DON'T YOU RUN
SOMEBODY GOT SOUL, SOUL, SOUL
OH SOMEBODY GOT SOUL, SOUL, SOUL

Submitter comment: THIS IS ANOTHER CHANT (IN) WHICH THE INDIAN TELLS
THE PEOPLE ABOUT HIS
FEELINGS ON MARDI GRAS DAY. HE BEGINS BY TELLING ALL HIS LISTENERS
HOW LONG AND HARD HE HAS BEEN WORKING ON HIS COSTUME; EVEN UNTIL
THE BREAK OF DAY ON MARDI GRAS DAY.
NOW HE IS READY TO HIT THE STREETS AND HIS DESTINATION IS
DOWNTOWN BECAUSE THE INDIANS GET TOGETHER IN THE UPTOWN PART OF THE
CITY. HE IS EXPLAINING THAT HE IS GOING TO DO EXACTLY WHAT HE
WANTS TO ON THIS DAY AND INVITES EVERYONE TO DO THE SAME.
HE THEN GOES ON TO TELL HOW PROUD HE IS ABOUT HIS OUTFIT
BY SAYING 'I WEAR MY FEATHERS WITH A HEART OF STEEL',' I WON'T BOW
DOWN, I WON'T BOW DOWN'. HE TELLS YOU THAT EARLY IN THE MORNING
BEFORE THE SUN IS OUT, THE INDIAN GROUP, THE WILD MAGNOLIAS, ARE
UP AND READY TO GO. THEY ARE PREPARED TO RUN THEIR FOLLOWERS, THE
CROWDS OF PEOPLE WHO COME TO SEE THEM, ALL OVER TOWN. HE IS ALSO
GUARANTEEING THE PEOPLE THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.
HE EVEN CONVEYS A MESSAGE TO THE TOURISTS THAT THEY SHOULD ASK
WHERE TO FIND THE INDIANS ON MARDI GRAS DAY.

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

Subject headings: 663 Mardi Gras

Date learned: 03-14-1975

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