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That Was Your Mother (With Good Rockin' Dopsie & The Twisters) - Lyrics

A long time ago, yeah
Before you was born, dude
When I was still single
And life was great
I held this job as a traveling salesman
That kept me moving from state to state
Well, I'm standing on the corner of Lafayette
State of Louisiana
Wondering where a city boy could go
To get a little conversation drink a little red wine
Catch a little bit of those Cajun girls dancing to Zydeco

Along come a young girl
She's pretty as a prayer book
Sweet as an apple on Christmas day
I said, good gracious can this be my luck
If that's my prayer book Lord, let us pray
Well I'm standing on the corner of Lafayette
State of Louisiana
Wondering what a city boy could do
To get her in a conversation drink a little red wine
Dance to the music of Clifton Chenier the King of the Bayou
‘Ei-toi
Well, that was your mother
And that was your father
Before you was born dude
When life was great
But you are the burden of my generation
I sure do love you
But let's get that straight
Well, I'm standing on the corner of Lafayette
Across the street from The Public
Heading down to the Lone Star Café
Maybe get a little conversation drink a little red wine
Standing in the shadow of Clifton Chenier
Dancing the night away

Writer(s): Paul Simon

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