State Senator Greg Tarver has officially announced his candidacy for mayor. After a long time of questioning "will he/won't he?" the State senator has thrown his hat in the ring. In interviews with KEEL, Tarver has expressed that the City of Shreveport needs all the help it can get, and that he had not seen a candidate yet who could provide that help.

Tarver made the announcement to the media, Tuesday (7/19/22) from his funeral home in Shreveport. The same funeral home that was the subject of a debate about Tarver's residency.

In 2019, The KEEL Morning Show were questioning Tarver about his residency in Shreveport. Tarver was, at the time claiming that the funeral home he operates is his legal residence. When Erin questioned whether or not he actually slept at the funeral home, Tarver responded by admitting that from time-to-time he would take naps in the empty caskets.

That was enough to inspire show-producer Rueben Wright to scribble out a goofy parody song in the style of Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "Monster Mash". The tune had the morning show audience howling, and even Greg Tarver and some of his family got a good laugh out of the ridiculous song.

Check the video of that song above, and sing along if you want!

when the weight of the day grew heavy on his spine

He crept down to the showroom and opened a lid

And in to the casket feet-first he slid

(He took a nap)

He took a coffin nap (A coffin nap)

The lid closed with a snap (He took a nap)

I hope he doesn't get trapped (He took a nap)

He took a coffin nap

Out of the closed box the snores did ring

Not a care in the world except for just one thing

He opened his eyes. and threw open the lid and said "Whatever happened to Barbra Norton's wigs?"

(chorus)

 

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