“Crawdad” — lyrics & chords

Traditional. Arrangement and additional verses by Andru Bemis

 F
You grab a line, I’ll grab a pole, honey
                                                                     C  C7
You grab a line, I’ll grab a pole, babe
 F                                 F7
You grab a line, I’ll grab a pole
             Bb                                    Bb7
We’ll all go down to the crawdad hole
 F                            C7      F
Honey, sugar baby mine

Get up old man you slept too late, honey
Get up old man you slept too late, babe
Get up old man you slept too late
The crawdad man done passed your gate
Honey, sugar baby mine

Yonder comes a kid with a bucket on his back, honey
Yonder comes a kid with a bucket on his back, babe
Yonder comes a kid with a bucket on his back
He’s packing all the crawdads he can pack
Honey, sugar baby mine

Kid fell down he dropped his bucket, honey
Kid fell down he dropped his bucket, babe
Kid fell down he dropped his bucket
And then that kid said, … “Oh my!”
Honey, sugar baby mine

You don’t need more than a piece of string, honey
A crawdad will eat most anything, babe
Like a piece of rope, or a piece of twine
Or a piece of your finger would do just fine
Honey, sugar baby mine

I heard the duck say to the drake, honey
I heard the duck say to the drake, babe
I heard the duck say to the drake
“There ain’t no crawdads in this lake”
Honey, sugar baby mine

What’cha gonna do when the river goes dry, honey?
What’cha gonna do when the river goes dry, babe?
What’cha gonna do when the river goes dry?
“I’ll sit on the bank and watch the crawdads die”
Honey, sugar baby mine

What’cha gonna do when the crawdads die, honey?
What’cha gonna do when the crawdads die, babe?
What’cha gonna do when the crawdads die?
“I’ll sit on the bank and cry, cry, cry”
Honey, sugar baby mine

Look at that crawdad strut around, honey
Look at that crawdad strut around, babe
By the way that crawdad struts around
I’d say he’s the mayor of crawdad town
Honey, sugar baby mine