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Jambalaya (On the Bayou) free Harmonica Tabs & Lesson

Hello! In today's harmonica lesson we're learning to play Jambalaya (On the Bayou) by Hank Williams on C diatonic harmonica. This is a great song for beginners, with no bends but plenty of opportunity to practise moving around the instrument.



Here are the harp tabs:


- 5 6 -6 5 6 6 -6 6 5 6 -4

Goodbye Joe, me gotta go, me-o my-o

6 6 6 -7 -7 -6 -6 6 -6 6 6 5

Me gotta go pole the pireaux down the bayou

7 7 7 7 -6 6 7 -6 6 6 -4

My Yvonne, the sweetest one, me-o my-o

6 6 6 -7 -7 -6 6 -6 6 5 -4 4

Son-of-a-gun we'll have big fun on the bayou.


8 8 8 7 7 7 -6 7 6 6 -6 6 6 -4

Jambalay’ ‘n a crawfish pie ‘n a filet gumbo

6 6 -7 -7 -6 -6 6 6 -6 6 6 5

'Cause tonight I'm gonna see my ma cher amio

7 7 7 -6 6 7 -6 6 6 -4

Pick guitar, fill fruit jar, and be gay-o

6 6 6 -7 -7 -6 6 -6 6 5 -4 4

Son-of-a-gun we'll have big fun on the bayou.


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