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Jambalaya

This song is by Emmylou Harris and appears on the album Elite Hotel (1975) and on the Live bootleg album Trails End (1992) by Emmylou Harris and The Nash Ramblers.

This song is a cover of "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)" by Hank Williams.
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Jambalaya
Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me, oh, my, oh
Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
My Yvonne, sweetest one, me, oh, my, oh
Son of a gun, we're gonna have big fun on the bayou

Well Jambalaya, crawfish pie and filé gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my cher amie-o
Gonna pick guitar, fill fruit jar, and be gay-o
Son of a gun, we're gonna have big fun on the bayou

Well Thibodaux, Fontenot, the place is buzzin'
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Well we dress in style, we go hog wild, me, oh, my, oh
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou

Well Jambalaya, crawfish pie and filé gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my cher amie-o
Gonna pick guitar, fill fruit jar, and be gay-o
Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou

Well Jambalaya, crawfish pie and filé gumbo
'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my cher amie-o
Gonna dress in style, go hog wild, me, oh, my, oh
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou
Son of a gun, gonna have big fun on the bayou

CreditsEdit

  • Words and Music: Hank Williams. With a melody based on the Cajun song "Grand Texas", some sources, including Allmusic, claim that the song was co-written by Williams and Moon Mullican, with Mullican uncredited (due to contractual problems) but receiving ongoing royalties.
  • Musicians:
    • Emmylou Harris: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar
    • Brian Ahern: Acoustic Guitar
    • James Burton: Electric Guitar
    • Emory Gordon: Bass
    • John Ware: Drums
    • Byron Berline: Fiddle
    • Herb Pedersen: Supporting Vocal
    • Fayssoux Starling: Supporting Vocal

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