Jun 232010
 

Rapper Mos Def, Lenny Kravitz, Trombone Shorty and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band collaborated on an update to the New Orleans jazz standard “It Ain’t My Fault.” The song is available on iTunes for 99 cents. Proceeds benefit the non-profit Gulf Aid. Gulf Aid ensures that proceeds from sales and donations are “distributed to organizations focused on supporting wetlands/coastal environmental issues & the well-being of fishermen, and the regional seafood industry,” according to its website.

Keith Sperra of the Times-Picayune wrote a great article about the recording process.

Here’s the video. It’s very cool.

I’ve looked for the updated lyrics but haven’t been able to find them. Can anybody help with that?

 Posted by at 10:38 am

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  1. Thanks to Milly Vappie: Here are the lyrics

    It Ain’t My Falult:

    Mama ya don’t say, uh
    Oil and water don’t mix
    Petrolio don’t go good with no fish
    Aw, it ain’t my fault

    BP, big pimpin, big problem, bad presence
    Billionaire pirate, boiling point, burst pressure
    Aw, it ain’t my fault

    Say man, who pushed the marshes back ?
    Where’s the hurricane shelter and the garden at?
    Aw, it ain’t my fault

    Said, from the gulf of Mexico to the broke levee wall
    Something gone wrong and it’s somebody’s fault
    Aw, it ain’t my fault

    Scripture says, it say they go to rock to hide they face
    And the rock cried out no hiding place
    Say, they go to rock to hide they face
    And the rock cried out no hiding place
    Say, they go to rock to hide they face
    And the rock cried out no hiding place
    Oh lord, oh lord, it ain’t my fault

    OW!
    Lord have mercy!
    Aw, it ain’t my fault

    This is part of my gospel song,
    Say they go to rock to hide they face
    And the rock cried out no hiding place
    Say they go to rock to hide they face
    And the rock cried out no hiding place
    Say they go to rock to hide they face
    And the rock cried out no hiding place
    Oh lord, oh lord, it ain’t my fault

    OW!
    Aw, it ain’t my fault

    This is part of my gospel song,
    Aw, it ain’t my fault
    It ain’t my fault
    It ain’t my fault