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June 2001

The La Niña Song

Words by Z. Gallon and B. Henson, copyright 2001, from a concept by L.O. Mearns
(to the tune of "Matilda," copyright 1954 H. Thomas, H. Belafonte, M. Thomas)


Chorus (repeat after each verse):
La Niña, La Niña, La Niña
she make the rainstorm and hit Venuzuela Well, as if El Niño wasn't enough
We've had two or three years of this other stuff
La Niña, she make the monsoon and hit Indonesia "Well, have you heard of La Niña, mister?"
"You mean to say El Niño's got a sister?"
La Niña, she make the headlines and they put her on camera Well, it snowed so hard I got the cabin fever
Then I ditched me snowmobile into the river
La Niña, she make the snowstorm and hit South Dakota Crocodile's thirsty, not a drop to drink
This drought's brought the Everglades to the brink
La Niña, she make the dry spell and hit Hialeah She should have brought rain to the Pacific Northwest
Now California power's in a serious mess
La Niña, she make the blackouts and hit Petaluma
(It's not her fault! Really!)

Well, this time last year they pronounced her dead
But she turned those forecasts right on their head
La Niña, she make me crazy! I'm-a run Venuzuela!


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Last revised: Thu Jun 21 11:00:53 MDT 2001