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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Tuesday Southern-style Tunes

Check out the hyperlinks for those of you who don't know what some of these things are ... and be sure to read all the way through so you can take part in the drawing this week!

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 file 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
[ fiddle ]
Thibodaux Fontaineaux the place is buzzin'
Kinfolk come to see Yvonne by the dozen
Dress in style and go hog wild me oh my oh
Son of a 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
Jambalaya and a crawfish pie...
[ fiddle ]
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...

Who can tell me what "fill fruit jar" means?
Come on now ... it'll get your name in for the drawing! 
HERE'S THE SONGhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnKOVPXhlnE 


  1. Fill fruit jar? I'd say sip a little shine and branch water!

    That was one of my daddy's favorite songs!

  2. "Fill fruit jar" is a reference to filling a jar with various fruits, then pouring in moonshine to allow the sweet flavors of peaches or apples to become absorbed in the alcohol. It becomes a rather strong, fruit punch served at weddings or other festive occasions in the backwoods areas of the south.

  3. Terry's response sounds likely to me. I was thinking it meant drinking out of one of those jelly jars that became glasses after the jelly was gone. of course, it could be sweet tea in it, although mostly likely would have been some sort of moonshine type beverage. :)

  4. How about have a drink of Moonshine since Moonshine was typically drank from old fruit/mason jars.

  5. I had no idea what I was listening to when I was young:) Mason jar of fruit, we liked Mason jar canned peaches so we could make fried peach pies.

  6. I'd have to go along with everyone else: Moonshine in a Mason jar...maybe with fruit in it. I remember this song......

    Dorie Runyon