Who Sang Louisiana Man? The Seekers

The Seekers Come the Day cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk Rock/Ballad/Folk
length: 2:32
Oh yeh! Cajun man do all he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man

At birth Mama n Papa called their little boy Ned
Raised him on the banks of the river bed
A houseboat tied to a big tall tree
A home for my mama and my papa and me

The clock strikes three Papa jumps to his feet
Already Mama's cooking Papa something to eat
At half-past Papa he's a-ready to go
He jumps in his bureau headed down the bayou

He's got a fishing line strung across a Louisiana river
Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
He sets his traps in the swamps catches anything he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man

Oh yeh! Cajun man do all he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man

They call Mama Rita and my daddy Jack
the little baby brother on the floor is Mack
Bryn and Lynn are the family twins
Big brother Ed's on the bayou fishing

On the river float Papa s great big boat
That's how my papa goes into town
Takes every bit of the night and day
To even reach a place where the people stay

He's got a fishing line strung across a Louisiana river
Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
He sets his traps in the swamps catches anything he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man

I can hardly wait till tomorrow comes round
That's the day my Papa takes his furs to town
Papa said Son we got lines to run
We come back again cause there's work to be done

He's got a fishing line strung across a Louisiana river
Gotta catch a big fish for us to eat
He sets his traps in the swamps catches anything he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man

Oh yeh! Cajun man do all he can
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man
Gotta make a living he's a Louisiana man

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Come the Day
  • 2 Island of Dreams
  • 3 The Last Thing on My Mind
  • 4 All Over the World
  • 5 Red Rubber Ball
  • 6 Well, Well, Well
  • 7 Georgy Girl
  • 8 Yesterday
  • 9 I Wish You Could Be Here
  • 10 Turn, Turn, Turn
  • 11 Louisiana Man
  • 12 California Dreamin'