Jambalaya

Posted on 20. Feb, 2006 by in Lyrics

Finally…it happened.

It was almost by accident that I spotted the lyrics for Jambalaya. I consider this to be plain luck, because I’ve been curious about it every time I heard the song, but never really bothered to look it up. Carpenters have used a slightly different lyrics compared to Hank Williams Jr.  I’ll record the Carpenters’ version because I like it better.

I liked all the funny uncommon words here each of which is worth further examination.
e.g.  See here  to learn about pirouges

Lyrics to Jambalaya

Good-bye joe, he gotta go, me oh my oh
He gotta go-pole the pirogue down the bayou
His yvonne the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou

Thibodaux, fontaineaux the place is buzzin’
A kin-folk come to see yvonne by the dozen
Dress in style the go hog wild, me oh my oh
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
For tonight, I’m a-gonna see my my-my cher a mi-o
Pick guitar, fill fruit far and be gay-o
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou

Settle down far from town get him a pirogue
And he’ll catch all the fish in the bayou
Swap his mon to buy yvonne what she need-o
Son of a gun, we’ll have big fun on the bayou

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