Lagniappe

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Down in the Vieux Carre
All you gotta say is ‘lagniappe’
When you want just a little bit more
Than you have bargained for

For the thirteenth doughnut
In the baker’s dozen
To give it to your
Pretty little cousin
Pull on the baker’s sleeve and say
‘Sil vous plait, mon, lagniappe’

The girls in New Orleans
Are so fine
If you’ve got the money
They’ve got the time
If you want another little
Roll in the hay
Smile real sweet,
Say. ‘lagniappe’

Texas Campfire Takes (Mighty Sound 2003)

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There was no place whatsoever for a woman in the life and the world that Jack Kerouac described. And women were not going to be invited into it. So it’s sort of like crashing the party. I know I’m here unwelcome and I’m going to rewrite this history so I can be a part of it.