Thursday, September 25, 2008

Girl From Immokalee

This song goes out to all the fellas I know with ties to Big Cypress..Oh joy...I may get to float The Ichetucknee this weekend.....or hunt ivory bills in The Aucilla Wildlife Management forest..along the Wacissa....



Girl From Immokalee
by Raiford Starke

Well, its Saturday night and the sun's gone way down
I'm gonna take my chances in this funky little cow town
I saw her late last night down at the gamin palace
Now I'm spendin my roll on my pretty little Alice

She's the girl from Immokalee and the only
way I wanta be
is under a chikeee
with my girl from Immokalee

I seen her ridin' in the rodeo
And down at Miner's Market
I seen her workin' in the orange grove
That's where I'd meet her after dark, yeah

Well, her daddy was from Mexico
He came for the harvest
And her mama is a Seminole
From out of Big Cypress

She's the girl from Immokalee
And the only way I wanna be
Is under a chikee
With my girl from Immokalee

I hear people talkin their schemes

Down at the Million Dollar Log

Well, I'll be dreaamin all a my dreams

With my girl from Immokalee

She's the girl from Immokalee

and the only way I wanta be is under a chikee

She's the girl from Immokalee

and the only way I wanta be is doin the Seminole boogie

With my girl from Immokalee

2 comments:

  1. I've driven through Immokalee loads of times, though I'm not sure if I ever set foot in the town. It was just that place I hurried through at 3AM on my way to a day of surf at Sebastian or Cocoa. Long ago, of course, since I moved away from that area in '91 and haven't been back...it's been spoiled for me by the development and growth and I wouldn't want to see the places where I grew up now.

    I suppose Immokalee will never be quite the same either, with Ave Maria being built practically on its outskirts.

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