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OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's #2986671 04/25/19 08:25 AM
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Songs circulate around in your mind, and they come and go. I vaguely remember an amusing tune back in the 70's that had unusual lyrics. Something about eating crayfish and this short misconstrued snippet that my friend sang:

"Pick guitar, spill-proof jar..."

It's not much to go on, but does anyone have a clue what song it was?


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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Synthoid] #2986672 04/25/19 09:02 AM
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Hm... Google search didn't find anything, but Amazon will sell spill-proof jars in which to keep your crawfish...
https://www.amazon.com/Stock-Your-Home-Multipurpose-Container/dp/B072QFT2C5?ref_=fsclp_pl_dp_1


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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Synthoid] #2986674 04/25/19 09:10 AM
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Ah thanks. laugh

I believe chicken gumbo was also mentioned in the song.


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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Synthoid] #2986675 04/25/19 09:18 AM
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Here you go, I believe this is it.


edit: at least my job taught me how to google effectively crazy

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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Synthoid] #2986679 04/25/19 09:31 AM
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Yes, that's the one!

But someone else sang it though... not the Carpenters.


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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Synthoid] #2986680 04/25/19 09:37 AM
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jambalaya_(On_the_Bayou)

Lots of covers.

From the 70s, you’re maybe thinking of Emmy Lou Harris or Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.


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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Synthoid] #2986685 04/25/19 10:00 AM
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She mentioned crawfish pie and Philly Gumbo. I guess they make that with leftover cheese steaks.

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“Pick guitar, fill fruit jar”

Presumably with moonshine.


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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Synthoid] #2986694 04/25/19 10:55 AM
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Originally Posted By: Synthoid
She mentioned crawfish pie and Philly Gumbo. I guess they make that with leftover cheese steaks.

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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Wastrel] #2986699 04/25/19 11:25 AM
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There are lots of covers of that song. It was written & released in 1952 by Hank Williams. I have played it for my father who has Alzheimer's. He has almost no short term memory but still remembers old songs from his youth.



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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Toano88] #2986723 04/25/19 02:01 PM
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The Blue Ridge Rangers (AKA John Fogerty) had a hit with "Jambalaya" in 1973.


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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Shamanczarek] #2986730 04/25/19 02:35 PM
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My very favorite musician to do Jambalaya is Fats Domino



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I was always partial to Neville Brothers' version.


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Originally Posted By: Shamanczarek
The Blue Ridge Rangers (AKA John Fogerty) had a hit with "Jambalaya" in 1973.



That's the version I remember. thu


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It is interesting to see all these takes on this simple song.
The only one I didn't really care for is the Carpenters version.

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Re: OT: Trying to Recall Old Song from the 70's [Re: Toano88] #2986783 04/25/19 06:28 PM
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And there's Newman's version:



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Originally Posted By: Math&Music
And there's Newman's version:



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