From the recording That's Why We Go To The Zydeco

My dad is from Zwolle, Louisiana famous these days for the Zwolle Tamale Fiesta. In my mind I'll always remember Zwolle for getting electricity in 1966 and with that came TV and with that came long hair & drugs. All in the name of progress!
This song started off as a cajun waltz with the triple syllable rhyme "why-we-go to the zy-de-co.
I'd like to record it someday with a zydeco rhythm but this first time around it had to be cajun. 


That's Why We Go To The Zydeco
Everybody's rockin everybody's on a roll 
That's why we go to the zydeco
There're belles of the bayou and lots of guys who 
Are slippin' off to do-si-do
Every pretty young girl is a cajun queen 
If you're young and hungry you know what I mean
French speaking women sippin' ice tea with lemon 
Every young boy's bayou dream
That's why we go to the zydeco
When our feet hit the floor at the fais do dos
I'm gonna be a lucky so and so
When I find me a gal that won't say no no no
Ole Ernest Thibideaux's stakin' out the dance floor 
Got his eye on a gal or two
Barefoot Jerry and Mississippi Mary 
Drove all the way from Baton Rouge
Mama's etoufee and her butter beignets 
Are bound to put the pounds on me
But a hard night of dancing & a round of romancing
It be gone and that's a cajun gaw-ran-tee

Bummer is the drummer in the zydeco band 
His pet alligator chewed off his right hand
Washboard Willie & Squeeze Box Billie 
Keep a beat the best they can
Bobo boogie woogies the bass guitar
On breaks he pitches pennies in the band's tip jar 
Frenchie sings a little, scratches on the fiddle 
But mostly plays a mean guitar

Piano: Kevin McKendree
Bass: Steve Mackey
Drums: Lynn Williams
Guitar: Rob McNelly
Accordian: Chip Dolan
Backup Vocals: The Hanshaws