Song : “D.W.”

D.W. Washington served alongside Mike “Sarge” Broussard in a transportation unit in Vietnam and then after the war went to Vivian, Louisiana instead of back home to Detroit in order to keep working for Mike.

D.W.
WRITTEN BY: F.D. LEONE

D.W. Washington works for Mike Broussard
Mike was his sergeant from the war
More than forty years they been best friends
D.W.’s from Detroit, moved to Vivian

Vivian ain’ got four thousand people there
But it’s big compared to Ida or Belcher
Louisiana Redbud Vivian celebrates
Every March with a parade and pancakes

Big hearts in a small town
Big hearts beatin’ on and on
Town’s bigger while they are around
Smaller when they’re gone

Vivian’s called th’ “Heart of the ArkLaTex”
Just a little town without ’nuff paychecks
Named for a KCS executive’s daughter
Like Mena, Arkansas or DeRidder

Mike owns a filling station and auto shop
Mike works on th’ cars, D.W. works the pump
Friday D.W. goes to Bossier, gets drunk
Monday, Mike rolls by and gets him up

Big hearts in a small town …

D.W. Washington works for Mike Broussard
Mike was his sergeant in the war

© 2017 Frank David Leone, Jr./Highway 80 Music (ASCAP)

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