the song
title : Cajun band
written by : Anthony Thistlethwaite
song copyright : © 1988? Polygram Music Publishing Ltd

the performance
musicians
Eddi Reader vocal, backing vocal
Mark E. Nevin acoustic and electric guitars, backing vocal?
Simon Edwards guitaron (Mexican acoustic bass), backing vocal?
Roy Dodds drum kit, percussion, backing vocal?
with :
Anthony Thistlethwaite lead vocal, mandolin, backing vocals
music
key : G major
time-signature : 4/4
tempo : MM 136
form : V C V C v V C C
lyrics

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Cajun band

{Eddi Reader verse:}
I wish I was born in Lafayette
to a family that weren’t in debt
the further down the road the worse it gets

oh, we wish we were in a Cajun band
sure wish we were dealt a better hand

oh it seems I’ve played […]

{Anthony Thistlethwaite verse:}
well the postman came this morning with a knife
said that he was leaving with my wife
well it seems I don’t have much luck in this life

we wish we were in a Cajun band
sure wish we were dealt a better hand
seems I’ve played […]

– mandolin solo

{Anthony Thistlethwaite verse:}
my father said the [goodie] man is dead
son you’d better head out to the west
shirt on my back is all that I have left

{oh} oh we wish we were in a Cajun band {woh-oh}
sure wish we were dealt a better hand
seems I’ve played […]

oh we wish we were in a Cajun band {oh-de-oh-dee}
sure wish we were dealt a better hand
seems I’ve played […]
{ye-haw}


the recording
personnel
produced by : Fairground Attraction and Kevin Moloney
recorded by : Kevin Moloney at Chipping Norton Studios – 1988-01
mixed by : Kevin Moloney at ?
mastered by : ? at ?
technical
track timing : 3:01
song timing : m:ss
released on
album : Ay fond kiss track 10
album : Best selection (comp., Japan) track 6
album : Perfect : the best of Fairground Attraction (comp.) track 15