The crawfish song
Language: English 
“What cha gonna do when the river goes dry, O Babe?
What cha gonna do when the river goes dry, O Babe?
What cha gonna do when the river goes dry?”
“I’m gonna stand on the bank and watch the crawfish die, O Babe.”

“What cha gonna do when the meat gives out, O Babe?
What cha gonna do when the meat gives out, O Babe?
What cha gonna do when the meat gives out?”
“I’m gonna stand on the porch a-with my mouth stuck out, O Babe.”

“What cha gonna do when the rent comes round, O Babe?
What cha gonna do when the rent comes round, O Babe?
What cha gonna do when the rent comes round?”
“I’m gonna lock up the door and let the landlord poun’, O Babe.”

Authorship

Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)


Researcher for this text: Garrett Medlock [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2018-12-04
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