Charley Pride – Louisiana Man

When The Cowboy Sings
Published on Dec 8, 2018

Charley Pride Louisiana Man – Live On Hee Haw

The song was eventually covered by more than 800 artists . The recording of Charley Pride is recorded in 1969, for the album, The Sensational Charley Pride (RCA 1969) . Song History… Charley Pride – Louisiana Man


At first mom and papa called their little boy Ned
They raised him on the banks of the river bed
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 cookin’ papa somethin’ to eat
At half past papa he’s ready to go
he jumps in his piro headed down the bayou

He’s got fishin’ lines strung across the Louisiana Rivers
Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
Headin’ traps in the swamps
catchin’ everythin’ he can

Gotta make a livin’ he’s a Louisiana man
gotta make a livin’ he’s a Louisiana man

Muskrat hides a hangin’ by the dozen
even got a lady mink a muskrat’s cousin
Pile of hide drying in the hot hot sun
tomorrow papa’s gonna turn them into mon

Well they call mama Rita and my daddy Jack
A little baby brother on the floor that’s Mac
Riz and Liz 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
He takes every bit of the night and day
Then ever reach the place where the people stay

I can hardly wait till tomorrow comes around
That’s the day my papa takes the furs to town
Papa promised me that I could go
even let me see a cowboy show

I saw the cowboys and Indians for the first time then
I told my papa  I gotta go again
Papa said son we got the lines to run
we’ll come back again first there’s work to be done

He’s got fishin’ lines…

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I liked Charlie, he was cool.

be well


Champion Cajun fiddler Hadley Castille

Rebecca McCormick
Published on Apr 23, 2010

Hadley Castille introduces his granddaughter, Sarah Jayde Williams, for this impromptu private concert in Opelousas, La.

Update: Mr. Castille passed away October 25, 2012. Our deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

RIP, Sir and thank you for your gifts.

Must see if Sarah Jayde has stuff out there!