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What do the lyrics of “Jambalaya” mean?

Louisiana bayou (photo by NatalieMaynor - CC-BY)Jambalaya is a catchy ditty from 1952 by Hank Williams Sr. (video). It’s an upbeat song about a great feast and party, but the words to Jambalaya are cryptic because they’re a mixture of English and Cajun French with a bit of poetic license thrown in: Goodbye Joe, he gotta go, me oh my oh [&hel[more...]

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