Jambalaya – Song Lyric Sunday – Food

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Jambalaya – Song Lyric Sunday – Food

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2019/11/23/no-other-holiday-tops-thanksgiving/

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It’s time for another fun challenge on SLS! Jim has asked for songs about all kinds of food that we might find, because it is coming up Thanksgiving in the U.S. this week. Thanks for the prompt, Jim!

To join in this fun, weekly musical challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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Wishing everyone a lovely and peaceful Thanksgiving! 🙂

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I found this song, which I’ve heard a lot of times. I like it a lot, even though it sounds like most other old time country songs. This one though is telling a story that is set probably in Louisiana in the Bayou region.

It mentions all kinds of good Cajun food that they will enjoy with friends, while listening to some good music.

I, for one, love to eat this type of food. We have a Cajun themed restaurant here that we go to often.

We, in our family, have had the traditional turkey and dressing and side dishes many times over the years, and it’s good. But, lots of times we have non-traditional food for our holidays. I like that even better.

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From the Wiki article:

“Jambalaya”, while maintaining a Cajun theme, is about life, parties and stereotypical food of Cajun cuisine. The narrator leaves to pole a pirogue down the shallow water of the bayou, to attend a party with his girlfriend Yvonne and her family. At the feast they have Cajun cuisine, notably Jambalaya, crawfish pie and filé gumbo, and drink liquor from fruit jars. Yvonne is his “ma cher amio”, which is Cajun French for “my good friend” or more likely to mean “my girlfriend.” Technically in Cajun culture “ma cher amio” means my dear, which refers to Yvonne in this song. It reached number one on the U.S. country charts for fourteen non-consecutive weeks

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“Jambalaya (On the Bayou)”, by Hank Williams, was released in 1952. It was written by Hank Williams and Moon Mullican, and is on the MGM label.

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[Verse 1]
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 me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie on a filé gumbo

‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, filled fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou

[Verse 2]
Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is buzzin’
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dressed in style, go hog wild, oh me oh my oh
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou

Settle down far from town get me a pirogue
And I’ll catch all the fish in the bayou

[Chorus]
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie on a filé gumbo
‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, filled fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou

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

Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou

[Verse 3]
Later on, swap my mon, get me a pirogue
And I’ll catch all the fish on the bayou

Swap my mon, to buy Yvonne what she need-oh
Son of a gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou

Jambalaya and a crawfish pie…

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Lyrics found on Genius Lyrics

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2019 BS

8 responses »

  1. That was fun to hear again and a perfect response to the prompt Barbara. I guess I was always most familiar with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band version, but a lot of groups covered this song.

    • Thanks, Di!
      I might have heard the Carpenters’ version before, and remember it being good, too. I probably heard this one on the radio all those years ago, or remember my mom singing along to it. 🙂

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