Jefferson Parrish - Stories of Life in Louisiana



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About On Archimedes Street

Just across the river from New Orleans, people cook, eat, ply their trades, pursue their hobbies, and live out their lives in the insulated bubble of Archimedes Street, lined with centuries-old live oaks. Honoria Abbott and Rita Simmons, Redemptorist professors and neighbors, are the salty matriarchs who rule the roost in this small fiefdom. Connoisseurs of M/M romance and aspiring matchmakers, they hatch a plot to awaken two of Honoria's students to each other's charms. The first step is to make Dutch and Flip roommates in Rita's shotgun-double apartment. More . . .

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About Pretty Sally Couldn't Marry Albert

Recovering from a stroke, Albert struggles to help his sister deal with her husband's death and the demands of single parenthood. Everyone puts on a brave face, but the family is overwhelmed and left with a hole in their hearts. The discovery of a stash of old valentines makes Albert nostalgic for the sunny days spent with his childhood friend, Harry. Albert's nephew, Kyle, decides to find the long-lost Harry only to discover life hasn't been kind to Harry either. More . . .

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Way Down Yonder In New Orleans

Guess! Where do you think I'm goin' when the winds start blowin' strong?
Guess! Where do you think I'm goin' when the nights start growin' long?
I ain't goin' East, I ain't goin' West
I ain't goin' over the cuckoo's nest
I'm bound for the town that I love best
Where life if one sweet song

Way down yonder in New Orleans in the land of dreamy scenes
There's a garden of Eden, that's what I mean
Creole babies with flashin' eyes softly whisper with tender sighs
Stop! Oh won't you give your lady fair a little smile?
Stop! You bet your life you'll linger there a little while
There is heaven right here on earth with those beautiful queens
Way down yonder in New Orleans
Whoo!

Guess! What do you think I'm thinkin' when you think I'm thinkin' wrong?
Guess! What do you think I'm thinkin' when I'm thinkin' all night long?
I ain't thinkin' this, I ain't thinkin' that
I cannot be thinkin' about your hat
My heart does not start to pit-a-pat
Unless I hear this song

Way down yonder in New Orleans in the land of dreamy scenes
There's a garden of Eden, that's what I mean
Creole babies with flashin' eyes softly whisper with tender sighs
Stop! Oh won't you give your lady fair a little smile?
Stop! You bet your life you'll linger there a little while

They've got angels right here on earth, wearing little blue jeans
Way down yonder in New Orleans
Yeah! Whoo!

Lyrics By Henry Creamer and J. Turner Layton