Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Meet Creole gal who help you to come out of your shell


From the movie Girls Girls Girls (1962) : Elvis Presley singing the Shrimp Song.


Lyrics :
I saw three shrimp in the water, two were old and gray
I swam a little bit closer and I heard the third one say
Goodbye mama shrimp, papa shake my hand
Here come the shrimp boat for to take me to Louisian'
Here come the shrimp boat for to take me to Louisian'
He showed his mama and papa, the shrimp newspaper he read
An invitation to all the shrimp and this is what it said
Free ride, New Orleans, stay in grand hotel
Meet Creole gal who help you to come out of your shell
Meet Creole gal who help you to come out of your shell
If I should live to be ninety, I will never forget
The little shrimp and the song he sang as he jumped into the net
Goodbye mama shrimp, papa shake my hand
Here come the shrimp boat for to take me to Louisian'
Here come the shrimp boat for to take me to Louisian'
Here come the shrimp boat for to take me to Louisian'
Here come the shrimp boat for to take me to Louisian'



video

Townes Van Zandt singing the same song but in a way that makes the little shrimp's situation sound more depressing.

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