Take Me To Rampart Street

from by Spencer Bohren

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TAKE ME TO RAMPART STREET

Spencer Bohren 1997

Take me down to Rampart Street.
I want to be where they heard that beat.
On Rampart Street, man, they heard that beat!

That’s the place it all began.
Black to White and back again.
On Rampart Street, yes, they heard that beat.

-Chorus –
Work all day from can to can’t.
Sunday morning time to dance.
All day long they carry on,
Listening to that black snake moan!

Take Orleans to Congo Square.
Dance that Wild Bamboola, cher.
Cross Rampart Street, you’ll hear the beat.

Blue-black, Creole, Octaroon,
Everybody doing the do
On Rampart Street. Yeah, they stomp their feet.

Dancing on that sacred ground,
You hear that drum all over town
On Rampart Street, man, you feel the beat.

-Chorus –

Take me down to Rampart Street.
I want to be where they heard that beat.
On Rampart Street, man, they heard that beat!

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from Spencer Bohren - Blackwater Music, released April 11, 2011

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