Natchez and Delta Queen Race
Composed by: Charles Ipcar ©10/24/14
Tune: after traditional Stagger Lee Blues
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|Now the Natchez, she's a-comin',
Kicking up her heels,
She's rolling up the river, boys,
How dat make you feel?
Just see the black smoke curlin';
Hear her whistle blow --
Give a cheer 'long the levee,
As you watch her go!
The pilot tells the engineer,
They opened up her fire box door,
The Natchez wheeled into N'Orleans,
(Repeat first verse)
Steamboat Natchez rolling up the Mississippi River, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 4, 2014, photographed by Charlie Ipcar.