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Louisiana Man
Prairie 1144
 
    
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Louisiana Man
Prairie 1144
 


ID: 188
   Instrumental  

TypeSinging Call
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Label information
Grid list of Prairie recordings
Copies2
Vic's Rating5 (excellent)
Bpm133
Duration3:39
Media45 rpm vinyl
Artist(s)

Al Horn
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Cue Sheet

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


ALTERNATE LYRICS

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'

 
Lyrics

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Louisiana Man
 
 

At birth Mom and Papa called the little boy Ned
Raised him on the banks of a riverbed
A houseboat tied to a big tall tree
A home for my Papa and my Mama and me

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 pirouge heading down the bayou

He's got fishing lines strung across the Louisiana rivers
Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
He settin' traps in the swamps catching anything he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana Man
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana Man

Muskrat hides hangin' by the dozen
Even got a lady mink, a muskrat's cousin
Got 'em out drying in the hot, hot sun
Tomorrow Papa's gonna turn them into mon'

Well they call Mama Rita and my daddy Jack
Little baby brother on the floor that's Mack
Bren' and Lin' are the family twins
Big brother Ed's on the bayou fishing

On the river floats Papa's great big boat
That's how my Papa goes into town
Takes every bit of a night and a day
To even reach the place where the people stay

I can hardly wait until tomorrow comes around
That's the day my Papa takes his furs to town
Papa promised me that I could go
Even let me see a cowboy show

I'd seen the cowboys and Indians for the first time then
I told my Papa gotta go again
Papa said "Son, we got lines to run
We'll come back again but first there's work to be done"

He's got fishing lines strung across the Louisiana rivers
Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
He settin' traps in the swamps catching anything he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana Man
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana Man

Lyrics by Doug Kershaw.
Recorded by Rusty and Doug Kershaw; The Hollies; The Seekers; Connie Smith; Ricky Nelson; many others.
 

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