Rusty and Doug Kershaw; The Hollies; The Seekers; Connie Smith; Ricky Nelson; many others 1961
(Prairie 1144)Al Horn
OPENER - MIDDLE BREAK - CLOSER Mainstream
Sides face, grand square At birth mama and papa call a li'l boy Ned Raise 'em on the banks of a river bed A houseboat tied to a big tall tree A home for my papa and my mama and me Circle left He's got fishing lines strung across the Louisiana river Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat Allemande, promenade, catch 'em anything he can He gotta make a livin', he's a Louisiana man
FIGURE Plus, corner progression
Heads promenade travel halfway go Into the middle, star thru and California twirl Dosado once around you go Swing thru come a two by two and boys run to the right Half tag, trade and roll, pass thru, trade by Swing that corner lady, promenade you go Settin' traps in the swamp, catch 'em anything he can He gotta make a livin', he's a Louisiana man
The clock strikes three, papa jumps to his feet Already mama's cooking papa something to eat At half past papa he's a-ready to go He jumps in his pirou headed down the bayou
Muskrat hides hanging by the dozen Even got a lady make a muskrats' cousin Got 'em out a-dryin' in the hot, hot sun Tomorrow papa's gonna turn 'em into mon'