North of Sicily Island:
East of Sicily Island:
Southeast of Sicily Island:
South of Sicily Island: Little Cash Bayou
Big Cash Bayou
Southwest of Sicily Island:
West of Sicily Island:
Traces of the smaller bayous can still be found today.
We grew up hearing many of the scary tales of the bayous and swamps. When Jim Stafford wrote and performed 'Swamp Witch' (aka Black Water Hattie) back in 1973, it was only natural that many of us associated the song with our surroundings.
After all, Hattie lived in the Black Bayou*!
I am including two videos.
The first video was created by YouTube member, batlady2. The artwork alone is quite scary.
The second video was created by YouTube member, JSA1957 and is actually the 'storytelling' of 'Swamp Witch'. The facial expressions of the child in the video remind me of how enthralled I would become when the song played on the radio.