Crawdad Song | Lyrics, Chords, and Video

October 22, 2008

History
Crawdad Song is a popular Southern folksong. It is a song that was written to accompany a ‘play party’. During the first hundred years of US history, many cities and towns permitted play parties as an acceptable social event. Play party songs are usually simple melodies, with improvised words in response to the experiences of courting, living, and working. Children’s school yard jump rope rhymes are an example of a modern day play party.

Lyrics
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,
We’ll go fishin’ in the crawdad hole,
Honey, Baby mine.

Sittin’ on the bank ’til my feet get cold, Honey,
Sittin’ on the bank ’til my feet get cold, Babe,
Sittin’ on the bank ’til my feet get cold,
Lookin’ down that crawdad hole,
Honey, Baby mine.

More verses at MakingMusicFun.net

 

Guitar Chords and Lyrics
This easy three chord song is easy to play and provides kids with a great introduction southern folk music.

Crawdad Song Chords and Lyrics from FolkGuitar.us

 

Video
Check out this YouTube Video of the Crawdad Song performed on harmonica and rhythm guitar.

Crawdad Song Video on YouTube.com

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3 Responses to “Crawdad Song | Lyrics, Chords, and Video”

  1. Josh Says:

    When i was little my aunt would sing this song to me to get me to sleep.Its been in my head every since she past away.

  2. ruby Says:

    we are lerning this @ school


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