Jambalaya (On The Bayou)

Words & Music:

Hank Williams, Sr.


This is a wicked fun two-chord song.  I've put it in C, but the I & V of any key will do.  Some performers put an instrumental verse between the last two choruses.


C                                  G

Goodbye, Joe, me gotta go, me, oh, my, oh.

G                                      C

Me gotta go, pole the pirogue down the bayou.

C                                    G

My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me, oh, my, oh.

G                                       C

Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.


CHORUS:  [same chords]

Well, jambalaya, a crawfish pie and-a fillet gumbo.

'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher' ami-o.

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.

We dress in style and go hog wild, me oh my oh.

Son of a gun, we'll have big fun on the bayou.


CHORUS:  [2x]


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