Being born on the bayou, I thought I’d share a little Cajun flavor with everyone, to ring in our country’s 242nd birthday! And maybe serve as a little reminder that, the United States of America is an amazing gumbo of people, and we are all incredibly lucky to be a part of it!
May there be crawfish in your nets
And gumbo in your pot.
May the Sac-au-lait be biting
At your favorite fishing spot.
May God’s sun be shining brightly
When you need its cheerful rays.
May the oak tree shade you gently
On those lazy bayou days.
May a Bourreé game be waiting
When all your work is through.
May the fais-do-do bring pretty girls
To toss a wink at you.
And when your time is over
And your place on earth is gone.
May you waltz right into heaven
To the tune of “Jolie Blonde.”
Copywright: Bob Hamm, 1973