George Jones, Jimmy Dean and Eydie Gorme performs “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)” On The Jimmy Dean SHOW 1964.

In 1964, during Jimmy Dean's show, George Jones, Jimmy Dean and Eydie Gorme team make a version of Hank Williams' well-known song "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)".

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“Jambalaya (On the Bayou)”

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In 1964, during Jimmy Dean’s show, George Jones, Jimmy Dean and Eydie Gorme team make a version of Hank Williams’ well-known song “Jambalaya (On the Bayou)”.

 

 

Story Of The Song

Hank Williams – Jambalaya (On the Bayou) (45 single version) of 1952

 

Single cover , The blue ridge boys ( 1973 )
Single cover , The blue ridge boys ( 1973 )

Some versions :
Joe Stafford 1953 ( Columbia )
Little Brenda Lee 1956 ( Decca )
Jerry Lee Lewis 1958 ( Sun Records )
Jimmy C Newman 1959 ( MGM )
Teresa Brewer 1959 ( Coral )
Fats Domino 1961 ( Imperial Records )
Hank Williams Jr 1964 ( MGM )
Conway Twitty 1969 ( Decca )
Hoyt Axton 1971 ( Capitol )
The Blue Ridge Ramblres 1972 ( Fantasy Records )

Single Sharon Gail , version ( 1969 )
Single Sharon Gail , version ( 1969 )

The Carpenters 1973 ( A&M Records )
Emmylou Harris 1975 ( Reprise )
Doug Kershaw 1978 ( Warner )
Boxcar Willie 1983 ( Sulfolk Marketing )
Jo-El Sonnier 1988 ( Rounder )
…and more than 200 versions…..

Hank Williams – Jambalaya (On the Bayou) Lyrics

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

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…

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…

Single Jambalaya ( MGM 1952 )
Single Jambalaya ( MGM 1952 )

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