‘Tite fille tu m’fais pitiéCe soir après pleurer,Ce soir après pleurer,Quand même, mais malheureuse.‘Tite fille c’est toi la causeMon cœur est si cassé,‘Tite fille prends donc courage,Allons j’viens avec toi.‘Tite fille c’est toi la causeSi moi, mais moi j’me va,Si moi, mais moi j’me va,Là-bas (z)à la maison.Hey, mais ça ça m’fait du malOh, ouais tu vas pleurer.
Iota is a small town in southwest Louisiana located in the prairies. The song has similarities to the Walker Brothers' "La Vie Malheureuse" recorded for Brunswick in 1929.
Lil girl, you make me pitifulThis evening, I criedTonight, I criedAnyways, oh my, i'm miserable.Lil girl, you're the reasonMy heart is so broken,So lil girl, be courageous,I'll go with you.Lil girl, you're the reasonSo me, oh my, I'll be fine,So me, oh my, I'll be fine,There at the house.Hey, but it's going to hurtOh, yeah you're gonna cry.
According to Dr. Barry Ancelet, Nathan told him:
I learned to play by myself. I would hear and see others playing. I was six-years-old. I started playing an accordion that cost $3.50. It wasn’t mine. It was one of my uncles. I can’t read. I can’t sign my name, but I make up songs in my head. I listen to them on accordion until they sound like they’re supposed to.