Conway Twitty – Jambalaya

Written by Hank Williams, first recorded and released by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys in 1952. Conway Twitty performed a cover of the song in 1968, the song was included in his album "Here's Conway Twitty". Twitty's version of the song is a classic country twanger and features his signature smooth vocals.

Conway Twitty’s Rendition of ‘Jambalaya’: A Classic Country Hit»

The Song

«Jambalaya (On the Bayou)» is a song written by Hank Williams and and was first recorded and released by Hank Williams with His Drifting Cowboys in 1952. Conway Twitty performed a cover of the song in 1968, which was recorded live and released as a single. The song was also included in his album «Here’s Conway Twitty». Twitty’s version of the song is a classic country twanger and features his signature smooth vocals. The song has been covered by many other artists over the years, but Twitty’s version remains one of the most popular.

The Lyrics

Conway Twitty - Jambalaya
Cover LP Conway Twitty Decca 1968
«Jambalaya (On the Bayou)» is a song that celebrates the Louisiana culture and the lifestyle of the people who live there. The song is named after a Creole and Cajun dish, jambalaya, which is a spicy rice dish that is a staple of Louisiana cuisine. The lyrics of the song tell the story of a man named Joe who has to leave his lover Yvonne and go down the bayou to catch fish and crawfish for the evening meal. The song is about life, parties, and the stereotypical food of Cajun cuisine. The protagonist is saying goodbye to his friend Joe and getting ready to go down the bayou with his partner Yvonne. They plan to have a good time, eating jambalaya and dancing to the fiddle and guitar. The song has a Cajun theme, possibly inspired by Williams’ time spent on the Hadacol Caravan bus, where he listened to the Cajuns talk about food. Overall, the song is a celebration of the Louisiana culture and the joy of life that is found there.

Hank Williams – Jambalaya (On the Bayou)

COUNTRYPEDIA

Conway Twitty – Jambalaya ( On the Bayou ), Live on the Buck Owens Ranch Show 1969




Hank Williams – Jambalaya (On The Bayou) Lyrics

[Verse 1]
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 me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie on a filé gumbo
‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, filled fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
[Verse 2]
Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is buzzin’
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dressed in style, go hog wild, oh me oh my oh
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
Settle down far from town get me a pirogue
And I’ll catch all the fish in the bayou
[Chorus]
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie on a filé gumbo
‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, filled fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie on a filé gumbo
‘Cause tonight I’m gonna see my ma cher amio
Pick guitar, filled fruit jar and be gay-o
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
Son of me gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
[Verse 3]
Later on, swap my mon, get me a pirogue
And I’ll catch all the fish on the bayou
Swap my mon, to buy Yvonne what she need-oh
Son of a gun we’ll have big fun on the bayou
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie…

GENIUS




Conway Twitty - Jambalaya
Single Hank Williams MGM 1952
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