Louisiana Man - Acuff & Rose (on label like Doug Kershaw)

    At birth mom and papa called their little boy Ned
    Raised him 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

    The clock strikes three and papa jumps to his feet
    Already mamas cooking papa something to eat
    At half past papa hes ready to go
    He jumps in his pirogue headed down the bayou

    Bridge: (1st)
    Hes got fishing lines strung across the Louisiana rivers
    Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
    Hes setting traps in the swamp catching anything he can
    Hes gotta make a living, hes a Louisiana Man
    Hes gotta make a living, hes a Louisiana Man

    Hes got Muskrat hides hanging by the dozens
    Even got a lady Mink, a Muskrats cousin
    Got em out drying in the hot, hot sun
    Tomorrow papas gonna turn em into mon(ey)

    They call mama Rita and my daddy Jack
    Little baby brother on the floor thats Mack
    Bren(da) and Lin(da) are the family twins
    And big brother Eds on the bayou fishing

    On the river floats papas great big boat
    Thats how my papa goes into town
    It takes every bit of a night and a day
    To even reach a place where people stay

    Bridge: (2nd)
    I can hardly wait until tomorrow comes around
    Thats the day my papa takes his furs to town
    Papa promised me that I could go
    Hed even let me see a cowboy show

    I saw the cowboys and Indians for the first time then
    I told my pop Ive gotta go again
    Papa said son weve got lines to run
    Well come back again but first theres work to be done

    Hes got fishing lines strung across the Louisiana rivers
    Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
    Hes setting traps in the swamp catching anything he can
    Hes gotta make a living, hes a Louisiana Man
    Hes gotta make a living, hes a Louisiana Man
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    Marco Giunco
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