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Crawdad Song: Lyrics

As performed by Cisco Houston

Traditional

Appears on:
You get a line and I'll get a pole, honey,
You get a line and I'll get a pole, babe,
You get a line and I'll get a pole
And we'll go down to the crawdad hole,
Honey, baby mine.

Get up Sue, you slept too late, honey,
Get up Sue, you slept too late, babe,
Get up Sue you slept too late
That crawdad man's done passed your gate,
Honey, baby mine.

What you gonna do when the lake goes dry, honey,
What you gonna do when the lake goes dry, babe,
What you gonna do when the lake goes dry
Gonna sit on the bank and watch the crawdads die,
Honey, baby mine.

I heard the duck say to the drake, honey,
I heard the duck say to the drake, babe,
I heard the duck say to the drake
There ain't no crawdads in this lake,
Honey, baby, mine.

Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back, honey,
Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back, babe,
Yonder comes a man with a sack on his back,
Got all the crawdads he can pack,
Honey, baby mine.

The man fell down and he broke that sack, honey,
The man fell down and he broke that sack, babe,
The man fell down and he broke that sack,
See them crawdads backing back,
Honey, baby mine.

Well, I sell crawdads three for a dime, honey,
I sell crawdads three for a dime, babe,
I sell crawdads three for a dime
And your crawdads ain't as good as mine,
Honey, baby mine.

Well, you get a line and I'll  get a pole, honey,
You get a line and I'll get a pole, babe,
You get a line and I'll get a pole
And we'll go down to the crawdad hole,
Honey, baby mine

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