Who Sang Song of the Shrimp? Frank Black

Frank Black Honeycomb cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2005-7-4
Genre: Rock Folk, World, & Country
Style: Indie Rock/Alternative Rock
length: 3:11
Lyrics
I saw three shrimps in the water
And two were old and gray
So I swam a little closer
And I heard the third one say

Goodbye mommy shrimp
Papa shake my hand
Here comes the shrimper for
To take me to Louisian'

He showed his mama and his papa
The shrimp newspaper he read
Then there the advertisement
To all the youg shrimps said

Free ride New Orleans
Stay in grande hotel
Meet a Creole gal
To help you out of your shell

Goodbye mommy shrimp
Papa shake my hand
Here comes the shrimper for
To take me to Louisian'

His poor mama and his poor papa
They haven't heard from him yet
Last time they seen his smiling face
Is when he jumped into the net

Goodbye mommy shrimp
Papa shake my hand
Here comes the shrimper for
To take me to Louisian'

Tracklist
  • 1 Selkie Bride
  • 2 I Burn Today
  • 3 Lone Child
  • 4 Another Velvet Nightmare
  • 5 Dark End of the Street
  • 6 Go Find Your Saint
  • 7 Song of the Shrimp
  • 8 Strange Goodbye
  • 9 Sunday Sunny Mill Valley Groove Day
  • 10 Honeycomb
  • 11 My Life Is in Storage
  • 12 Atom in My Heart
  • 13 Violet
  • 14 Sing for Joy

  • Release information
    country(area): France
    script: Latin