"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" as written by and Sr. Williams....
Goodbye Joe me gotta go, me oh my oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My Yvonne the sweetest one, me oh my oh
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is buzzin'
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dress in style and 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
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, fill fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou


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"Jambalaya" as written by Hank Williams Sr.

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    General Comment"Machez amio" should be "ma chaz ami-o", which means "my good girlfriend" in Cajun French and comes from the phrase “ma chère amie” in French (my dear friend).
    Commentatoron February 06, 2014   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is about marrying Yvonne. Thibodaux Fontaineaux (their last names) the place is buzzin' "Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen" means that her family is coming to see her get married.
    akimi10000on March 08, 2015   Link

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