Seekers, The - Louisiana Man Lyrics




Oh, yeh! Cajun man, do all he can,
Gotta make a livin'; he's a Louisiana man.
At birth, Mama 'n' Papa called their little boy Ned;
Raised him on the banks of the river bed.
A houseboat tied to a big, tall tree,
A home for my mama and my papa and me.
The clock strikes three, Papa jumps to his feet;
Already Mama's cookin' Papa somethin' to eat.
At half-past, Papa, he's a-ready to go;
He jumps in his bureau headed down the bayou.

[Chorus:]
He's got a fishin' line strung across a Louisiana river,
Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat.
He sets his traps in the swamps, catches anything he can;
Gotta make a livin'; he's a Louisiana man.
Gotta make a livin'; he's a Louisiana man.
Oh, yeh! Cajun man, do all he can,
Gotta make a livin'; he's a Louisiana man.

They call Mama Rita and my daddy Jack;
The little baby brother on the floor is Mack.
Bryn and Lynn are the family twins,
Big brother Ed's on the bayou fishin'.
On the river float Papa's great big boat;
That's how my papa goes into town
Takes ev'ry bit of the night and day
To even reach a place where the people stay.

[Chorus]

I can hardly wait 'til tomorrow comes 'round;
That's the day my Papa takes his furs to town.
Papa said, "Son, we got lines to run.
We come back again, 'cause there's work to be done."

[Chorus]

Oh, yeh! Cajun man, do all he can,
Gotta make a livin'; he's a Louisiana man.
Gotta make a livin'; he's a Louisiana man.





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Seekers, The Louisiana Man Comments
  1. lancelot1953

    So nicely orchestrated with voice harmonics to match! Thank you for putting this lesser known version of this Cajun hit. This version was played often by the "Beautiful Music" FM stations of the mid sixties.
    L

  2. TousavecNintendo

    The best version!

  3. warholboy

    nice, but no wher enear CLOSE to Bobbie Gentry...

  4. mark ochs

    I just found this song recently. I think the boys are great with fantastic harmony.

  5. glnelson1956

    Gems like this show precisely why the Seekers are probably the finest group of all time. The depth of talent is incredible. The Boys not only can provide flawless instrumentals and vocals to Judith's peerless voice on lead, they can take lead themselves, and make this song stand out at the top of many, many other covers of "Louisana Man". Superb!

    Thank you Seekersarchive.

  6. lancelot1953

    Thank you so much for putting this song on the "Tube". I was searching for songs that enlightened my youth, trying to find the titles with just a few words I remembered (that was back in the fifties). I came to your upload which was what I was looking for so much - thank you for bringing back these nice memories...
    L