Well 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
Well jambalaya and a crawfish pie and fillet gumbo
Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
I'm gonna pick guitar fill fruit jar and be gay-o
Well 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
Yeah dress in style and go hog wild, me oh my, oh
Well son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou
Well jambalaya and a crawfish pie

Settle down far from town get me a pirogue
And I'll catch all the fish in the bayou
Yeah swap my mon to buy Yvonne what she need-o
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou
Well jambalaya and a crawfish pie


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"Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" as written by Sr. Hank Williams

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    General CommentThis is just a good-timin' song with a Cajun flavor. I believe it was written by Hank Williams, but nobody can uncork a song like Little Miss Dynamite, and she blows the roof off this one. Her robust vocals, plus the peppy instrumentation, make for a great party song.

    Note that she does use a Cajun pronunciation of the French--she sings "shire" for "chere," "Tibeedoh" for "Thibodeaux," etc. You just can't beat a combination like that. This is the first song I ever heard Brenda sing, and to me it's still the best. She's got a headknockin' voice!
    law4on March 28, 2009   Link

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