Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Lee Schell and David Bromberg – Louise

Bonnie Raitt, Johnny Lee Schell and David Bromberg – Louise – Live on The Arlo Guthrie Show (PBS) Austin, TX, 1987.

An old favorite. So beautifully written and sung by a master. This one pierces the heart!

Just listened to several versions of this song, but no one does it as well as Bonnie!

Well they all said Louise was not half bad
It was written on the walls and window shades
And how she’d act the little girl
A deceiver, don’t believe her that’s her trade
Sometimes a bottle of perfume,
Flowers and maybe some lace
Men brought Louise ten cent trinkets
Their intentions were easily traced
Yes and everybody knew at times she cried
But women like Louise they get by

Well everybody thought it kind of sad
When they found Louise in her room
They’d always put her down below their kind
Still some cried when she died this afternoon
Lousie rode home on the mail train
Somewhere to the south I heard it said
Too bad it ended so ugly,
Too bad she had to go this way
Ah but the wind is blowing cold tonight
So good night Louise, good night

Songwriters: Paul Siebel

Louise lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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