Cajun Born

Lyrics Shared By: Jennifer

Johnny Cash:
Play it pretty, Jo-El.

I was born on a bayou
30 miles out of Layfett
My daddy was a Cajun man
And he taught me how to plow

I remember Momma’s breakfast
Goosh-goosh in the caye
Steam syrup on the banje
Wish I had me some now

Johnny Cash: I’m a Cajun born (Carter Sisters: I’m a Cajun born)
I’m a Cajun bread (I’m a Cajun bread)
And when I die (And when I die)
I’ll be Cajun dead (I’ll be Cajun dead)

If I die in Alaska, if I die in Ohio
My soul will find its way back to the bayou

Went to church every Sunday
Had a french-talking preacher man
The kids joke about the preacher man
Cause we thought he wore a dress

After church we had a party
Cajun music on a phonograph
Harry Short singing Jole Blon
Made a singer out of me

I’m a Cajun born (I’m a Cajun born)
I’m a Cajun bread (I’m a Cajun bread)
And when I die (And when I die)
I’ll be Cajun dead (I’ll be Cajun dead)

If I die in Alaska, if I die in Ohio
My soul will find its way back to the bayou

When I get enough to marry
Get myself a cajun lady
Something sorta like my mama
Cause there ain't no other no other kind

And wherever fortune takes me
Whether it breaks or makes me
Memory won't forsake me
Got Louisiana on my mind

I’m a Cajun born (I’m a Cajun born)
I’m a Cajun bread (I’m a Cajun bread)
And when I die (And when I die)
I’ll be Cajun dead (I’ll be Cajun dead)

If I die in Alaska, if I die in Ohio
My soul will find its way back to the bayou

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