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  • May 4, 2018

    LYRICS, POETRY AND PROSE 180504

    A place to share some words of beauty, inspiration, and life. Today’s lyrics celebrate the corrupt and beautiful state of Louisiana – a place of wonderful music, delicious cuisine, and a “Joie de Vivre” toward love and life. This week we offer Bob Dylan singing about the House of the Rising Sun, Hank Williams singing about life on the bayou, and Mel McDaniel and Hank Williams Jr., singing about Lousiana Saturday night. Click on the name of the piece to get a video or more information.

    Now the only thing a gambler needs
    Is a suitcase and a trunk
    And the only time he’s satisfied
    Is when he’s on a drunk
    He fills his glasses up to the brim
    And he’ll pass the cards around
    And the only pleasure he gets out of life
    Is ramblin from town to town

    – The House of the Rising Sun Singer: Bob Dylan

    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 filé 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 (On the Bayou) Singer: Hank Williams

    Well, you get down the fiddle and you get down the bow
    Kick off your shoes and throw them on the floor
    Dance in the kitchen till morning light
    Louisiana Saturday night
    My brother Bill and my other brother Jack
    Belly full of beer and a possum in a sack
    Fifteen kids in the front porch light
    Louisiana Saturday night

    – Louisiana Saturday Night Singer: Mel McDaniel and Hank Williams Jr.; Writer: Bob Mcdill