Blue Bayou - Song Lyrics

  • Written and originally performed by Roy Orbison (born 4/23/36 in Vernon Texas, died 12/6/88 of a heart attack at age 52)
  • The song hit # 29 on the Top 40 charts in 1963
  • Remade in 1977 by Linda Ronstadt (born 7/15/46 in Tucson Arizona), her version hit # 3 on the charts

Other songs by Roy Orbison performed by Oracle:

Other songs by Linda Ronstadt performed by Oracle:

I feel so bad, I got a worried mind;
I'm so lonesome all the time
Since I left my baby behind on Blue Bayou

Saving nickels, saving dimes,
Working till the sun don't shine,
Looking forward to happier times on Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday, come what may to Blue Bayou
Where you sleep all day and the catfish play on Blue Bayou
All those fishing boats with their sails afloat, if I could only see
That familiar sunrise through sleepy eyes, how happy I'd be

Gonna see my baby again
And to be with some of my friends
Maybe I'll be happy then on Blue Bayou

I'm going back someday, gonna stay on Blue Bayou
Where the folks are fine, and the world is mine on Blue Bayou
Oh that girl of mine by my side, the silver moon and the evening time
Oh, on some sweet day, gonna take away this hurtin' inside
I'd never be blue, my dreams come true
On Blue Bayou

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Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band, who perform throughout the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC area. 

In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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