JAMBALAYA – Guitar Lesson

Jambalaya reached #3 on the Billboard Pop chart in 1952. That was the Jo Stafford version of Hank Williams much-covered ditty! Named for the wonderful Creole delicacy …. here's your Jambalaya guitar lesson!

C                                          G7
Goodbye Joe me gotta go me oh my oh
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Me gotta go pole the pirogue down the bayou
                                 G7
My Yvonne the sweetest one me oh my oh
                                       C
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou
 
                                       G7
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie and filet gumbo
                                       C
Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio
                                  G7
Pick guitar fill fruit jar and be gay-o
                                       C
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou
 
                                   G7
Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is buzzing
                                  C
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
                                     G7
Dress in style and go hog wild me oh my oh
                                       C
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou
 
                                     G7
Settle down far from town get me a pirogue
                                   C
And I'll catch all the fish in the bayou
                                   G7
Swap my mon to buy Yvonne what she need-oh
                                       C
Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou

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Keith Hauser August 5, 2012 at 1:41 AM

You've built an awesome site, Jackson, and a great service for guitar players. Many thanks! I love your voice, too. I can only hope that I can play these songs halfway as well as you!

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admin August 5, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Many thanks Keith! And ….. you will!

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Star villaseca April 5, 2013 at 6:36 PM

I love the way you teach and you have a good voice. I hope I can learn and play jambalaya song 

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admin April 5, 2013 at 11:42 PM

Oh Me Oh My Oh! Thanks!

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Lucy October 22, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Love the way you teach as well….have been wanting to learn for years, nows the time, thank you!

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admin October 22, 2013 at 9:13 AM

You are most welcome Lucy!

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