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
                                      C
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