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CAJUN BORN

I WAS BORN ON THE BAYOU
40 MILES OUT OF LAFAYETTE
MY DADDY WAS A CAJUN MAN
AND HE TAUGHT ME HOW TO PLOW
I REMEMBER ON THE BACKPORCH
COUCHE COUCHE AND CAYENNE
SEA Z'HERBES ON A BEIGNET,
HOW I WISH I HAD SOME NOW

WHEN THEY TOOK ME TO THE SCHOOLHOUSE
I COULDN'T SPEAK A WORD OF ENGLISH
THEY WOULDN'T LET ME IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE
CAUSE I DIDN'T WEAR A BELT
SO THEY SENT FOR MY DADDY,
HE HAD TO BRING A PIECE OF CLOTHESLINE
I HAD TO WEAR THAT PIECE OF CLOTHESLINE,
YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW I FELT .

I'M A CAJUN BORN, I'M A CAJUN BRED
AND WHEN I DIE, I'LL BE A CAJUN DEAD
IF I DIE IN ALASKA, IF I DIE IN OHIO
MY SOUL WILL FIND ITS WAY BACK TO THE BAYOU.

I WENT TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY,
WE HAD A FRENCH TALKING PREACHERMAN
WE ALL LAUGHED AT THE PREACHERMAN
CAUSE WE THAUGHT HE WORE A DRESS
AFTER CHURCH WE HAD A PARTY
CAJUN MUSIC ON A PHONOGRAPH
I WISH ALL THAT SINGING JOLIE BLONDE
HAD MADE A SINGER OUT OF ME.

WHEN I GET AN URGE TO MARRY
I GET MYSELF A CAJUN LADY
A GIRL DOWNHOME LIKE MY MAMA
CAUSE HER REIGNING WAS SO KIND
WHEREVER FORTUNE TAKES ME
IF IT MAKES ME OR IT BREAKS ME
THOSE MEMORIES ALL FORSAKE ME
BUT LOUISIANA ON MY MIND.