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Saturday (or Friday) Night in Oak Grove, Louisiana

The East Beauregard Trojans head to Oak Grove, Louisiana tonight for the state football quarterfinals.

 

In honor of the team, and my brother-in-law Coach Gordy Glaser, I’m dedicating this song to the Trojans:  Tony Joe White’s “Saturday Night in Oak Grove, Louisiana.”

It’s one of my favorite tunes from Louisiana blues/folk singer Tony Joe White, who is a native of the Oak Grove area. White is best known for his songs, “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia.”

Go Trojans.

After you win tonight, make a victory lap (or two) around Oak Grove’s town square.  You’ll pass the courthouse and if the Dairy Queen’s still there, stick you elbow out the window and let it all hang out.*

 

Some of the best lines from a song:

*You got to town and circle the dairy queen
To see who is hanging out
With your head all stuck out the window
You don’t care if it all hangs out

– Verse three of Saturday Night in Oak Grove, Louisiana by Tony Joe White

 

See You Tube of “Saturday Night in Oak Grove, Louisiana

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Saturday Night In Oak Grove Louisiana Full Lyrics

You get home just about sundown
And dunk into the shower
And now you started to run around
And you know you’ve only got an hour
To comb your hair and put your good clothes on
Everything has gotta be right ’cause it’s saturday niteYou call your best friend on the telephone
And just about seven you hear him coming
With his fiberclass mufflers on his pick up truck
Cause when you look good uh baby you feel good
Everything is gonna be right ’cause it’s saturday nite

You got to town and circle the dairy queen
To see who is hanging out
With your head all stuck out the window
You don’t care if it all hangs out
Cause when you feel good uhu mama you look good
Everything is gonna be right ’cause it’s saturday nite

Lyrics from <a href=”http://www.elyrics.net” rel=”nofollow”>eLyrics.net</a>

 

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About Curt Iles

I write to have influence and impact through well-told stories of my Louisiana and African sojourn.

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