Well, the clouds didn't look like cotton They didn't even look like clouds I was underneath the weather My friends looked a crowd The swimmin' hole was full of rum I tried to find out why All I learned was this my friend You got to swim before you fly
I got two girls One's in heaven and one's below Oh, one I love with all my heart And one I do not know.
Two lonesome dudes on an ugly horse Passed by not long ago They asked me where the action was I said I did not know As they disappeared into the brush I heard the driver say He's a little slow between the ears He's always been that way.
Jolly Jane just lays around And listens with her mouth She's had about a dozen husbands But the last one pulled out Now, who's gonna bring her dinner Through the weary years ahead All she'll get from me is sympathy Got no time to see she's fed.
It's cold down on the bayou They say it's in your mind But the moccasins are treadin' ice And leavin strange designs Cajuns say the last time That this happend they weren't here All Beaumont's full of penguins And I'm a-playin' it by ear.